Shortly after we announced that Compass Bible Church would be planting a new church in the area of Boise, Idaho, several families committed to making the move to be a part of this new congregation.
As that number grew, I quickly had to ask myself what that group should start doing together to prepare for this church plant.
The answer was simple.
The answer was prayer.
If you want to read amazing stories about the work God has done planting churches, read the Book of Acts. Thousands of people are coming to Christ. New churches are popping up all over the known world. But how did that whole movement begin? It started with prayer. Acts 1:14 says, “All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer…”
And so on January 18, 2018, all those who were committed to this new work of the Lord gathered together to prayer. We have continued to gather each week to call out to God and ask him to do a mighty work for his name’s sake.
Outside of those making the move to Idaho, I am regularly asked by people if they can do anything to help with the church plant. Again, the answer is simple. It’s pray. God tells us that prayer is powerful and effective (James 5:17), and nothing will make a bigger difference for the future of our church.
Therefore, I want to ask you to pray for Compass Boise. Please add this church plant to your regular prayer list, and call out to God on our behalf.
Here are ten things you can pray for.
Pray that many souls would be saved through the ministry of this church and that this church would become an effective disciple-making center.
Pray that God would already be preparing the hearts of those that will be reached by this church plant.
Pray for God to build up the right team of unified and highly committed participants to move and launch this church.
Pray for God to provide the right facility/meeting space for this church.
Pray for Pastor Ben to be a strong, faithful, wise, and godly leader of this new church.
Pray that God would provide jobs/homes for everyone that is moving to the Treasure Valley.
Pray that our team would be zealous and fruitful in evangelism – even now before we launch.
Pray this new church would be an enduring lampstand that impacts the Treasure Valley for decades to come.
Pray for God to raise up ministry replacements at Compass AV for everyone who is moving to Boise.
Pray for many new Compass Bible Churches to be born in the years to come.