We're planting a church Pt. 6: YOU Can Be the Difference!

"Awake, O sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will give you light."  Ephesians 5:14

We're planting a new church in Natchitoches, LA - Awaken Church.  In case you've missed previous posts that share the initial vision God has given us & the thoughts on strategy to get there, you can catch up in Parts 1-5 by clicking here:
Part ONE
Part TWO
Part THREE
Part FOUR
Part FIVE

We are convinced that no one should plant a church alone!  God sends leaders & gatherers (Apostles) to do this kind of work, but He always has them build a team.  We are blessed to have a great support team with Louisiana Congregational Ministries of the Church of God.  Also, we are thankful for the great resources available to us through the Healthy Growing Churches Network!

The truth is, in order for us to see God's vision for Awaken Church become reality, we need a team and we're praying that YOU will pray about what it might look like to be a part of this team.  Our hope is that YOU will come alongside us, and partner with us in this new mission adventure in one (or all) of the following areas:




PRAYER:
Everything we do is to be birthed out of prayer, and bathed in prayer.  Please become a prayer partner for this new church and our family.  We cannot do this without the power of the Holy Spirit working in us and through us.   The Support Circle is a group of friends and family committed to praying specifically about our needs pertaining to Awaken Church.  From time-to-time, the Support Circle will receive specific requests to pray over for us.  If you would like to be a part of our Support Circle, please email me (shinypastorsteve@gmail.com) with “Support Circle” in the subject line, and you will be added to the email list.

SPREAD THE WORD:
Tell as many people as you can about our vision and mission.  The more people who know, the more prayer and support we can get. Share and Retweet (RT) posts about Awaken Church on social media!  Even a simple "I heard about a new church plant coming to Natchitoches, LA," on your Facebook wall would help!

LAUNCH TEAM:
Who do you know in the Natchitoches, LA, area? What students do you know at Northwestern State University?  Who do you know that God may be calling to relocate and join our team on this mission?  The Launch Team can be made up of people who help get the church launched only, as well as people who are committed to the long-term vision and mission of the church. We love both! And we're definitely seeking those who may help us birth Awaken Church, and then be sent out to plant new churches!

FINANCIAL SUPPORT:
This is one of the most important pieces in launching a successful new church.  One of the most common mistakes that church planters make is to plan for every other area of their church while pushing the money issue to the back burner.
We are seeking churches and individuals who God is calling to be the difference.  We would love for you, or your church, to come alongside us financially in one of two ways.  First, we ask that you consider a one time financial gift to help us get going on this journey.  Second, and most importantly, we ask that you consider becoming a monthly financial supporter to the mission in front of us.
We want you to have the opportunity to be a Church Multiplication Partner.  Your impact will be indescribable (but we will try to describe it through regular updates)! We are anxious to see what God is going to do in this next big adventure, and how far this new ministry will reach! Please be a part of it with us.
Thank you and may God bless you richly!
Send your financial gifts to:
LCMCOG (Louisiana Congregational Ministries of the Church of God)
c/o Ham Benson
1125 Melanie St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70815

Make donations payable to:
LCMCOG, with “Church Plant Natchitoches” or "Awaken Church" in the subject line

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