Welcome to the Week of Prayer

Fall 2018: September 9 - 15
Three times a year, we set aside a week to pray for our ministries, community, and nation. Join us as we pray to launch our fall ministry season. 

What should you pray for? We put together a prayer guide for each day this week. This week, we are especially praying for our volunteers in each ministry. Download and print the full guide or see the daily prayer points below.

PRAYER GUIDE

Sunday: Creative Arts

Please pray for...

More volunteers, especially musicians, who are willing to use their gifts to lead our church in worship on a regular basis.

Our worship band, tech team, and production volunteers to continue to grow in passion and delight in Jesus Christ as they execute worship services for our church family.

The successful completion of the new Creative Arts production workshop at the St. Charles Campus. Pray for the decades of creative, God-exalting work benefitting all four campuses that will come out of this space.

Inspiring Stories Weekend October 13 & 14 featuring Gene McGuire, a man who met Jesus while serving 35 years of a life sentence for a crime he didn't commit. Pray for boldness in inviting and for open hearts for everyone who attends.

The planning and execution of This is Christmas, our December outreach at all four of our campuses.

Our church to be passionate and engaged in worship and hungry to hear from God's Word, and for explorers to walk away from our services saying, "Surely, God was in this place!"

Monday: Regional Campuses

Please pray for...

God to provide many new KidsWorld volunteers, especially for Streamwood-Bartlett, DeKalb’s Saturday service, and EPIC at Blackberry Creek and DeKalb.

Guidance for our Blackberry Creek Campus in finding a volunteer coordinator for Care Night. Praise God for a key leader who will help oversee Community Impact at Blackberry!

God to work mightily through spaces provided by the NEXT Campaign at the Blackberry Creek Campus. From new parking and offices, to a refreshed auditorium and lobby, to the newly opened Hub, God has been so generous.

The DeKalb Outreach Center--that God would clearly guide and direct our leadership team as we seek to serve our community.

Unity among the Streamwood-Bartlett Campus staff team in a season of transition.

The inaugural year of EPIC at the Blackberry Creek Campus. Pray for a hunger among kids and their families for God’s Word.  Pray that EPIC will lead to many new families becoming a part of the church.

Wisdom and discernment as the Streamwood-Bartlett Campus constructs a new Community Impact strategy.

TUESDAY: Care, Connection & Counseling

Please pray for...

Every single person at each campus to discover and deploy their spiritual gifts for the sake of his or her campus and our community.

New volunteers to welcome and care for others in our Zones and Usher-Greeter ministries.

God to make Christ Community Church a welcoming and hospitable church where people can find community and meet Jesus.

Our newest church members and those who will attend Begin to Belong in November--that God would help them discover the blessing of belonging to the church.

Care Night to become a place of healing and hope for our communities, connecting people to Jesus through the most difficult parts of their lives. Pray for God to bless and empower our Care Night leaders.

Our First Impressions Teams as they welcome people into our parking lots and auditoriums, and that God would connect first time guests to someone they already know or recognize.

The search process for an additional Care Pastor at the St. Charles Campus.

Wednesday: Next Generation

Please pray for…

An increase in the number of volunteers that serve: for their physical health, relational unity, and spiritual obedience as they serve throughout the year.  

Our students to find places to serve and use their gifts in ministry both inside and outside the church.

The 2018/2019 school year. Pray that God would build on the spiritual growth that took place in the kids, students, volunteers, and staff who participated in our summer programs.

The Holy Spirit to equip and empower our volunteers as they build relationships with kids and students helping them navigate what are sometimes difficult and confusing situations.

Wisdom for parents and grandparents to make investments in the lives of their kids and model lives of worship of obedience.  

Wisdom for the Next Generation staff team as they continually evaluate ministry programs and resources in light of the best ways to make passionate disciples of Jesus with the kids and students of our church and community.


Thursday: Financial/Generosity

Please pray for…

Volunteers to serve in our Job Transitions Workshop.

Our church body to experience increased faith and the joy of generosity as God uses our gifts to bless his people and further his Kingdom.

Non-givers to become givers, givers to become tithers, and tithers to experience expanded capacity.

Business owners in Christ Community Church to experience God's wisdom, direction, and blessing.

Our church to see the needs of those in our congregation and generously meet them.

Our Financial Peace University classes to effectively teach sound financial principles from the Bible and provide opportunities for sharing the gospel with those who are lost.


FRIDAY: Adult Ministries

Please pray for...

Community Group Leaders to experience and model spiritual health for their group.

Community Group Apprentice Leaders as they explore their leadership gifting in a supportive community of encouragement.

Community Group hosts who open their homes and leverage their spiritual gift of hospitality.

Those in Community Groups as they pursue authentic relationships, answered prayer, joyful laughter, fun, and friendship in a context of grace and Christ-empowered love.

For those who long to belong, that they would seek out and find a Community Group.

The monthly Singles event, that it might increasingly be a gateway for singles over the age of 30 to weekend services, Community Groups, and serving.

SATURDAY: Outreach Ministries

Please pray for...

Volunteer leaders who want to be trained to lead others in Alpha classes, community outreach projects, and GO Teams to take the step of faith and get involved.

A place for you to serve those for whom God has given you heart.

People who need to hear the good news of Jesus Christ to visit one of our campuses.

Community Impact leadership to discern God's leading on how our church should best serve our communities.

The hiring and onboarding process for a new, all-campus Evangelism Pastor and his or her Administrative Assistant.  

Those who committed to last March to go on a GO Team to take that step of faith and commit to serving domestically or internationally.

A feeling of urgency to bring the Gospel to your family, co-workers, friends, community, and the world.