I believe it’s inevitable that we will grow. In hearing what we’ve just talked about in the first part of this, the message is needed out there. People are hungry for it. We’re getting invitations right and left and we’re going to grow.
And so we got to prepare and firm up the foundation and not have a dirt floor like noticed in that church building. It’s got to be somewhere a little more solid than that in our ministry. This is the sort of thing that’s going to make it more solid so we can grow.
So this is a review back from the first session. We talked about how the soil we need are these church leaders, the hungry church leaders so desperate for some of the things the resources we bring. But the message is also. That’s the seed that’s planted there that’s making impact. Then the sun and the waters is the holy spirit and community.
What I didn’t talk about is the system. For us it is the processes. Even prayer is systematic in that we want to not just say we pray, we want to actually build prayer into our daily lives on the personal staff basis, but also build it into our ministry to make sure that we’re really praying together. We’re not just assuming people pray, we’re actually encouraging them and following up with prayers. So, this is very important.
We’ve been trying to build a wall of prayer so to speak ever since we started the ministry. We’ve got about 400 names. We’re trying to build it to a 1,000 people that are prayer partners.
We send out a prayer letter frequently. I will probably write it later this weekend and Barry on our team will send it out to everybody that’s on our prayer partner list on an email. But that’s a process. But it’s a process of prayer. So I combine those two. Because ultimately our systems and all the other stuff, it doesn’t work without prayer. We got to be praying, right?
So let me show you some. And I’m not going to go through the details of this. We’re not going to take that kind of time. I just want you to see that we do have processes that we’re trying to follow.
The community are those who they may come to us through a conference, may be introduced to us, they may just show up at a conference or they may be drawn in by something they downloaded. They may read a book that they bought and they like what they read. And so they reach out to us. We consider them community if they give us their email address. So if they share something, a bit of information about themselves so we can contact them, we figure, okay, we’ll call you community at that point.