Vitality: December 2017 Prayer Points

Join us as we continue to pray and seek God's call for FirstCov in this season of ministry. Our hope is that our faithfulness today will serve those who are part of FirstCov tomorrow. Check out this post and stay up to date on information and know how to pray as we continue on the journey toward being a healthy, missional church.

  1. Continued Prayer for the “Congregational Vitality Process” Pathway - Vitality is about life, passion and awakening. Fruit happens when the Holy Spirit touches human activity. We recognize that it is the Holy Spirit who awakens the church for mission and we pray that we will be open to what the Spirit is saying to our church.
  2. Pray for the Vitality Team - Pastor Todd, Pastor Brian, Jeff Carow, Tom Nelson, Steve Schalla, Krista Majerus, Tom Nelson, Robert and Lindsey Curtis, Melissa Falde, Chris Mueller, and Pat Stevens serve on this team. The team met on November 9th and will meet again on December 14th.
  3. Relational Covenant – That we would integrate the covenant into the normal and natural life of the church, as it is a physical reminder that the way we relate to each other in Christian love is a powerful witness. Read about it here.
  4. Biblical Story Workshop – Joshua 1:1-11 (Preparing to cross the Jordan River) best represents our church and will be used as a frame of reference throughout the Pathway process. The Holy Spirit was alive and moving through the fellowship and successful journey to seek this powerful bible story. Read about the time here. Pastor Todd will deliver a Sermon Series on Joshua in January 2018.
  5. Prayer Team – The Wednesday night prayer team has begun praying for the Vitality Team pathway process. In addition, the vitality prayer warriors that have committed to keeping the Vitality Pathway process covered with intentional prayer are: Bob Hoaglund, Bill and Jean Hickox, Linda (Steve) Johnson, Tina Hull, Sandy Payfer, Jake Jacobs, Danielle Ertsgaard, Angie Branum, Bob and Deb Gilbertson and Joy St. John. They are receiving monthly prayer points. The Clarion also lists these points and we hope everyone will partner with the members of this team.
  6. Communicate – A summary booklet of the eight tasks that the Vitality Team was assigned to complete is planned to be distributed at the Congregational Meeting in January. Subscribe to the church blog (on the right side at www.rfcov.org/blog) to have up-to-date information sent directly to your in-box or follow at https://www.rfcov.org/category/vitality-pathway.
  7. Internal Profile – Data was reviewed that there are currently 74 children attending Sunday School, with the potential of 82 children eligible to attend. A great blessing to know that so many young hearts are being opened to Jesus!
  8. External Profile – The needs in River Falls are plentiful! We pray for hearts to be driven to serve in the community. The mission field is all around us and God has strategically placed people in our church to help meet these needs. The identified community needs were sent to the CMJ Team (formerly Social Concerns Team) to review the top needs that our church family could reach out to and serve.
  9. FirstCov History – There is interest in planning for the future 125th Anniversary (in 2019) of our church, as well as the 25th Anniversary of being at the Main Street location. The anniversary booklet history is currently being updated from 1894-current.
  10. Praise – We recognize that there are spiritual forces of evil working against congregational vitality, therefore, we ask for prayers for honest, compassionate and God-honoring conversations to draw the church nearer to becoming a Healthy, Missional Church. There is a grand purpose behind all of God's plans; our job is to discern how God is moving and join Him in His plan for the world.

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