For the month of May, we are praying for the work of Youthworks, which specializes in youth and children’s ministries in Sydney, Australia (see youthworks.net). Their vision is to see an effective youth and children’s ministry in every church. To this end they supply training, resources and support for those engaged in this strategic ministry area.
Christian Outdoor Education, Youthworks College, Youthworks Media (including CEP publications), Conference Centres and the Year 13 program.
As we launch the annual Mid-Year Appeal, we pray that God would incline the hearts of many people to prayerfully and financial support Youthworks. Please pray for potential students attending the Youthworks College Open Day on Tuesday May 9.
Pray that God will enable them and their churches with the resources to partner with College for effective children’s and youth ministry. Please pray for the Theology Think Tank evening with Ed Drew and the wisdom he will share for effective children’s ministry.
Please pray for Youthworks College staff and first year students as they go away on Tour to study ‘Personal Formation for Christian Ministry’. Pray for Spirit-filled enlightenment and continued transformation into the image of Christ Jesus. Please pray especially for College Principal Rev. Mike Dicker in his important leadership role
Pray for the CEP team as they continue to work to produce resources that will support those in ministry to children, youth and families. Their excellent material stands behind the SRE (Scripture) programs in all NSW State Schools. Give thanks to God and pray for the Youthworks Ministry Support Team, headed up by Andy Stevenson.
Thank God for the skilled and faithful leaders of Youthworks’ ministries who are going away for 2 days to refine their strategic plans. May they be led by God into all truth and wisdom as they plan the year ahead. Pray also for Youthworks CEO, Craig Roberts. Ask the God would grant him wisdom, vision and courage as he leads this important ministry.
Eugene Peterson, “A Long Obedience in the Same Direction”.
Since Eugene Peterson wrote this spiritual formation classic more than forty years ago, hundreds of thousands of Christians have been inspired by its call to deeper discipleship. Our society is still obsessed with quick fixes. But Peterson's time-tested prescription for discipleship remains the same-a long obedience in the same direction.