Take the GVF 10/2 Challenge!

GVF is going through some wonderful growing pains as God has been adding people and families to our church. We are seeing growth in just about every area. The growth is exciting, but also challenging. In addition to space, one of our greatest needs right now is short-term and long-term volunteers. I believe that every Christian has a spiritual gift and should have a place of meaningful service within the church.

As your pastor, one of my passions is to ensure that every ministry has a workable system with enough people to sustain the program through difficult times (like this year’s flu outbreak). I also believe in training and backup systems so that no one feels trapped or alone.

However, when we talk about getting people involved in the work of the church, we often have the wrong model. We start with a need and then look to fill that need. Instead, we need to begin with prayer. Please consider being a part of the GVF 10/2 Challenge. The GVF 10/2 Challenge is taking God at His Word from Luke 10:2 where Jesus said,

“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest” (Luke 10:2, ESV).

Notice a couple of truths from this passage:

  • There are more people who need God than there are people who know God. That means there is more work (harvest) than workers (laborers)

  • God Himself is the “Lord of the harvest”. It’s the Lord’s field and the Lord’s harvest. In addition, God is the one who sends workers.

  • God acts in direct proportion to the prayers of His people. He asks us to “pray earnestly”.

The GVF 10/2 Challenge is a challenge to pray specifically for God to send forth laborers. You may consider just adding this to your regular prayer time. You may also consider setting your phone alarm for 10:02 every day to pray specifically for the Lord of the harvest to send forth laborers. Please consider taking the GVF 10/2 Challenge and let’s see what God does in our midst!

Your pastor,

Wayne

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