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Ignite Church Planting

AUGUST 2017 Prayer Letter

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Hello Prayer and Fasting Partners,

I wanted to thank you for your prayers for Ignite the past month, God has been bringing us church potential planters and I want to celebrate this fact! It is exciting to see God open doors for conversations to take place and I want to thank you for praying. Several of these took place at the North American Christian Convention, which you prayed for last month. Thank you for being involved in the ministry of prayer, it is making a difference!

Here are some of the things I’d like you to lift up to the Father this month:

1. Church Planter Assessment:

I will be going to Denver from Aug 7 – 10 for the assessment of a planter and his wife. Please be in prayer for this couple and for the assessment team as we work with them.

2. Potential planter for Crown Point, IN:

On August 11, a couple will be coming to look at the church plant we are working on in Crown Point. During this trip, we will be doing a behavioral interview with them. I’d like you to pray for discernment for us and for the couple regarding next steps after this visit.

3. Engage Christian Church, Oak Park, IL:

Engage hosted a successful children’s event during July (20+ children attended) and on August 19, will host a Back to School party in the Austin neighborhood. Please pray for safety for the team and children as they sponsor this event. I’d also like you to pray for Dawayne and his team as several opportunities for new venues have possibly opened to the church. We need God’s guidance regarding these opportunities.

4. Mobilize IL:

This effort to rally all the Christian Churches in Illinois together around the common goal of starting churches here and across the world is gathering momentum. I will be attending several different meetings across the state in conjunction with ICOM (who we are partnering with for this endeavor) during August. Please pray for participation from church leaders for this initiative.

5. Nation’s Chapel Christian Church, Carol Stream, IL:

Dave Jenkins continues to gather his launch team together for a fall launch of the church. Pray for his growing team and for the outreach they are having into the complexes around the community center which hosts the church on Sundays.

6. Parent Churches for new plants:

One of the “big rocks” we are asking God to move this year is for 3 parent churches to decide to have a daughter. Please join us in praying for churches to respond positively to this challenge.

Thank you for making prayer a priority in your life and for taking time to pray for Ignite.

I am grateful for your partnership in this ministry, Lance