March 2020 – no one could have foreseen the things that lay ahead of us. Every inch of our societal structures and rhythms has been deeply affected. Humanity has felt the impact of the mental, physical, emotional and economic strain which has taxed us all – and the church bears no exception. In the wake of this global pandemic, only one thing remains – to rebuild.
The building process requires many individuals to bring the design, function, structure and building supplies to fruition. In the natural, we see this as architects, engineers, tradespeople, artisans and the merchant’s supply chain come together to shape our experience with the world around us. Spend any time in the books of Exodus, Joshua, Ezra, Nehemiah, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Haggai, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, the Letters of Paul or even Revelation, to name a few. You will see that building our spiritual formation requires the same type of individuals and attention to detail.
The first step – engage the Architect to discuss function and design. The needs of our children, youth and their families have drastically changed over the past couple of years. Coupled with the responsibility of new health and safety regulations, you can quickly see we must reconsider design and function prayerfully. Seeing as the Lord alone knows all of our individual family needs and what He wants to achieve in and with our children and youth – it’s time to pray into the next chapter of Children and Youth Ministries. Do you have a heart for children and youth and a desire to see them encounter our Lord Jesus Christ? Then consider joining us in prayer on Friday afternoons as we seek to engage with the Lord – the greatest Architect of all. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Unless the Lord builds the house, they labour in vain who build it.” – Ps 127:1a