The Prayers of the People
Over the past several months, the lay-driven Church Growth Program has been working in the vineyard trying to assess this problem of church decline right here in the Diocese of California and listening for God call about what we can do to fix this problem.
This is what we are hearing:
Help me discover Jesus in my life and support me on my personal faith journey.
Help me give my kids a good faith foundation that will guide their lives.
Give me options to pray, worship and serve others on my terms, in my time available.
Help me be in community with others who share my faith and welcome me as I am.
Spare me from church politics and the hassles that get in the way of my faith journey.
These simple yet powerful prayers are the hope of the church. They symbolize the deep spiritual faith of people who love God and seek Christ but often see church practices as out of touch and in the way of true community.
- Let Me In! (churchgrowthprogram.com)
- Growing the Church is about Community (discernablefutures.wordpress.com)
- Visualize The Great Commission (churchgrowthprogram.com)
- Disciples in the Dougherty Valley (discernablefutures.wordpress.com)