I wanted to share something that is still in the planning stages, but that we are working on. Starting in June, Cornerstone will be joining hundreds of other churches from around the world by participating in the One Prayer campaign. The premise of the series is, “If God would answer ‘one prayer’ for the church at large, what would you pray?” I will be preaching a message the first week on my one prayer for the church. Then for the next 3 weeks will hear messages from other pastors via video about their prayer for the church. It excites me to join with other churches in working together to promote unity within the church. Currently there are over 600 churches participating from around the world. Hundreds of pastors will be submitting videos to share with the other churches.
I like the idea behind the One Prayer campaign because it teaches us to be more kingdom minded. It shows us that many churches from different denominations and backgrounds can come together to learn from each other and lift up the name of Jesus. I like how this also incorporates technology and introduces video teaching. As churches grow and are able to add more services and move to multi-site, video teaching will be more prevalent. Almost half a million people from around the world will be joining together through prayer during the series.
I am also excited for our church to hear many of the pastors that I listen to and have learned from. We haven’t worked out all the details yet, but here are just a few of the hundreds of pastors that are participating and that I currently am learning from.
- Greg Surratt from Seacoast Church
- Perry Noble from NewSpring Church
- Craig Groeschel from Lifechurch.tv
- Ed Young from Fellowship Church
- Mark Beeson from Granger Community Church
- Mark Batterson from National Community Church
Please be in prayer as we plan and prepare for this unique opportunity.