I Quit Going to Church

Dear Church, Our church board and pastoral staff have set an alarm on our phones/watches to remind us to pray daily at 16:05 (4:05 pm). We chose 16:05 because in Acts 16:5-6 we read, “So the churches were strengthened in the faith and grew daily in numbers. Paul and his companions traveled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia.” Our prayer is two-fold: (1) God, make us fruitful in ministry and for your Kingdom’s sake. Strengthen our faith and multiply our ministry for your glory. (2) Help us to walk in step with your Spirit. Give us wisdom, discernment, faith, courage, patience, and all we need to do your ministry in your way. Don’t let us run ahead or lag behind. Want to join us in this daily prayer? We’d love for you to. It’s about not just “going to church,” but truly “being the church.”   Praying with you, Joel