Welcome to the Week of Prayer

January 13-19, 2019
Three times a year, we set aside a week to pray for our ministries, community, and nation. Join us as we pray at the start of this new year.

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: Evangelism

Please pray for…

  • Our hearts to be so full of thankfulness for what Jesus has done for us that we would be public in our relationship with him.  
  • The filling of our evangelism staff positions including the Evangelism Pastor and Administrative Assistant.  
  • Opportunities to talk about Jesus with people that are not yet believers: family, neighbors, co-workers, classmates, etc.
  • People to attend and come to faith through the Alpha course.
  • GO Team members as they learn to share their faith and then while on mission, have opportunities to proclaim the Gospel
Monday: Finance/Generosity

Please pray for…

  • The teams in Sierra Leone who will oversee the creation of wells to bring clean water to those who currently have none.
  • Those who gave to our year-end gift, over-and-above their faithful giving to our general fund. Thank God for their generosity.
  • The upcoming classes of Financial Peace University in Aurora, DeKalb, St. Charles, and Elgin.
  • Our Financial Freedom volunteers who give sacrificially of their time to lead small groups in Financial Peace University and provide budget coaching for those who are needing help.
  • New volunteers to come forward to help with our Job Transitions Workshops.
  • Non-givers to begin giving and non-tithers to begin trusting God with a tithe.
Tuesday: Church Leadership

Please pray for…

  • God to give us wisdom as we walk through the process of selecting new elders and trustees (1 Timothy 3).
  • Our executive team as we prepare goals for the upcoming ministry year.
  • God to protect and preserve the marriages of our Christ Community Church family.
  • Those who serve our church family so faithfully as we celebrate the conclusion of our biggie goal, the Year of the Volunteer. Thank God for them!
  • Wisdom for our Trustee Team as we care for the resources God has entrusted to this church.
Wednesday: Next Generation

Please pray for…

  • Our staff to continue growing together in unity as we seek to shepherd families and volunteers with integrity of heart and lead our ministry area with skillful hands.
  • God to lead us to the right people at the right time to fill the open staff positions we have right now at three of our campuses.
  • More and more people to serve in our ministries, using the talents and passions God has given them to lead the next generation into vibrant relationships with Jesus. And for all our volunteers to experience joy and have wisdom as they faithfully make disciples of kids and students.
  • Parents, grandparents, and concerned adults to diligently, intentionally invest in the lives of the kids and students God has placed in their lives. Leading those kids and students with the truth and wisdom found in God’s Word.  
  • Kids and students to lead themselves well, making wise decisions following the direction of the Holy Spirit as they seek to personally live out their faith and to lead their unbelieving friends and family members to Jesus.
Thursday: Administration

Please pray for…

  • The volunteers in Traffic, Events, Cup O'Joy, Safety/Medical Response, IT, ReSource, Reception and Building Services who faithfully serve our guests and church family. Ask for more volunteers to join our teams!
  • Current building projects and the ongoing maintenance of all of our locations.
  • The safety and security of our church family and guests at all locations, leadership and training for our Medical Response Team, and good decisions by our teams when handling difficult situations.
  • The transition of our room & reservation system to a more comprehensive facility management software program.    
  • A seamless implementation of a new fiber-optic network/servers that will improve IT capacity and stability at all locations.
  • Physical safety when working with power equipment, chemicals, and hand tools.
  • Wisdom with the choices we make in taking care of our church's long-term interest.
  • All of the community service personnel that are assigned to our facility by the court system
Friday: Care, Connection and Counseling

Please pray for…

  • Follow-up with those who surrendered their lives to Christ during the Christmas season
  • The new winter session of Care Night at all campuses. Please pray that people would invite and invest in the lives of those they know are struggling.
  • Four new St. Charles Campus Care Night groups to be another opportunity for people to come experience help, hope, and healing.
  • Care Night leaders, specifically, who volunteer their time and gifts each week. Pray for their spiritual health as the lead well.
  • The 200 people who recently participated in the Begin to Belong classes that they would become fully invested in their role as a member of the church (serving, tithing, join a community group, regular attendance)
  • Our First Impressions Team (usher, greeters, zone leaders, prayer champions, welcome center, etc.) to continue to grow in numbers and in the ways, they are able to make every guest feel welcome.
  • Broken relationships within our church body.
  • The hiring of a Marriage & Family Pastor.
Saturday: Multisite

Please pray for…

  • God to lead our staff in filling several key staff positions at our regional campuses: a NextGen Pastor to serve children and students at the Streamwood campus, an Associate Pastor at the Aurora Campus, an Associate Student Ministry Pastor in DeKalb, and an Adult Ministry Pastor at Streamwood.
  • The Multisite leadership team as we consider options for our fifth campus. Pray for wisdom, discernment, and God’s direction in our planning and research process.
  • Regional campus teams to have wisdom and clearly sense God’s direction as we move into goal setting and planning season.
  • Our Community Impact team at each regional campus as we develop unique strategies to share the gospel in our communities.