Developing and equipping leaders
VISION 20/20 PRAYER FOCUS: 15-21 January
We are Elim - one movement with one mission. The Holy Spirit has brought us to a fresh season a Spirit-empowered mission. So throughout January, the Elim church family across the nations are joining together in prayer and focus their prayers on Elim’s Vision 20/20: a three-year initiative to mobilise the whole Elim movement to a fresh wave of mission and ministry.
This week we're focusing our prayers to pray for our leaders - identifying, training, equipping supporting and releasing Christ-like servant-hearted leaders in all spheres of church and society.
We're committed to identifying, training and releasing transformational leaders. Leaders who will make a difference where they are but also equip the next generation to play their part in pursuing the great plans and purposes of an amazing God.
Director of Ministry, Stuart Blount, explains the role leaders play in Vision 20/20
“Discovering, developing and deploying leaders is a big part of our Vision 20/20 as we move forward as a movement.
We want to discover those men and women across the life of our movement who have the call of God on their lives and who can step forward to the challenges that we find today in reaching our nation.
They are in your churches and we want you to join with us in finding those people but also as we do that we need to be developing their skills their leadership ability their character their walk with God so that we have whole and rounded leaders who can make a transformational difference in churches and communities right across this land of ours.
Then it's all about deploying people. It's about finding those opportunities those places where people can flourish and grow in church teams in church planting situations or as they take on church communities themselves.”
We want to get better at developing and encouraging great leadership. Not that leadership is the only gift or the only label.
Apostles, prophets, pastors, worship leaders, youth ministers, evangelists and apologeticists. And all kinds of new fangled words to describe what the Holy Spirit is going to do as he releases the gifting of those that are called to lead someone somewhere in Jesus name.
Leaders. Whole leaders. Finishing well leaders. All aged leaders. Younger leaders. Veteran leaders - we might need a better word for that.
“We want you to join with us in prayer for our leaders this year that they'll find a sense of wholeness and strength on the inside and the courage to face those challenges that leadership brings to us today.”
Pray that across Elim we discover and develop and deploy spirit empowered leaders full of wisdom and grace. Pray for your leaders. Pray for their wholeness and longevity in mission and leadership. Pray that they would know God to love more and know what it is to fulfill all God has called them to and then thank God for leaders within every generation.
Pray that leaders across the generations learn from one another and lead together so that God gets all the glory.
To help guide your prayers, LIFT UP has produced a free prayer guide that provides four weekly themes for you to use in your church meetings and groups as we turn our focus to IMAGINE - Shaping Elim's Future. They can be used in corporate as well as individual prayer times.
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January's Month of Prayer