Friday, August 23: Woodlands in Prayer

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Today consider:

  • praying for this weekend’s services. Pray for the Word to go out with power, for the Spirit to move in our hearts and minds as a congregation and grow us as we learn more about who God is and how we can follow Him more and more with all that we have and all that we are.

  • praying for the Baptism service this weekend. Pray logistically for good weather, and pray that this is a sweet service that honors and glorifies God as many publicly profess their faith in Him.

  • praying for the Hendrikson family who are serving overseas. Pray for the Lord to sustain them through yet another health hurdle and pray for quick healing and recovery for their sweet little ones!

Thursday, August 22: Woodlands in Prayer

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Today consider:

  • praying through our purpose statement again today: "Building communities of Christ centered people to reach the world.”

    • As you pray through our purpose statement, consider praying for many to get connected to Life Groups and Rooted Groups through the GroupLife Connect on Sept. 8 & 15.

  • pray through our value of Global Outreach:

    Because Jesus said “make disciples of all the nations”, we will be actively, strategically, and generously involved in sending and going to the least reached and least resourced peoples and places of the world.

    • Our Global Outreach Lead Team meets tonight. Pray for the Spirit to lead and guide this group as they seek to provide opportunities for our congregation to actively engage in making “disciples of all nations”.

Wednesday, August 21: Woodlands in Prayer

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Today consider:

  • praying through our purpose statement: "Building communities of Christ centered people to reach the world.” Pray we would be doing this well as a church!

  • the Harbor is tonight! Pray for all of the group and class leaders that will gather tonight to kick off this coming year of group life!

  • pray for many new groups to form and provide a place of connection through the Rooted sermon series this fall

Tuesday, August 20: Woodlands in Prayer

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Today please:

  • pray for our ability as an entire church body to welcome and graft in those who are newer to Woodlands Church. Pray we, as a congregation, would see those who walk through the doors for the first time and engage with love, compassion, grace and truth. Pray we would all have eyes to expand His kingdom with who He brings through our doors.

    • And continue to pray for this fall’s Rooted groups that are starting to get set up now. This opportunity is a great way to extend the touch of the church beyond our church doors. Pray vision would be cast well and many would catch the vision and run with it.

  • pray for Woodlands Kids ministries. This month, we wrapped up two large events, VBS and Camp Zip, as well as continue to provide biblical teaching on Sunday mornings. Kids Crossing will start up again in September. Pray for each of these ministries - that much would be made of Jesus and many would come to know Him more and deeper this year through our efforts. Pray for all of the volunteers required to do these ministries; pray for their walks with the Lord and praise God for their willingness to use their gifts to serve the church in this way.

Monday, August 19: Woodlands in Prayer

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Today please:

  • pray as we continue to improve our ability to help all who come through the doors of Woodlands Church to meet and grow in their relationship with the Lord in community with others.

    • Specifically, pray for the Rooted groups that will be starting this fall.  Pray that this opportunity will help many that attend Woodlands get a bit more connected into community with other Christ followers. 

  • over the next year we will be working on building a new website for Woodlands. It will be launched around the time our new building opens. Please pray for wisdom and guidance as decisions are made about the new website. For many people in our community it will be the first “door" they enter before they ever step foot into our building. Pray that it points them to Jesus, is easy to navigate and conveys that Woodlands is a church full of authentic people who are caring, gracious and passionately following Jesus. We want to reach the 45,500 people in our community who do not have a Christ-centered church home and this is one tool God has given us to fulfill that mission.

Thursday, August 15: Woodlands in Prayer

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Today please:

  • join us in praying for our outreach ministries -that we would be effective in engaging people in our community through each of our ministries with the gospel and the love of Christ.

  • pray for young people as they are heading off to college and away from their family and home church. Pray they would be strong and hold tight in their faith. Pray they would find strong Christian community in which they can grow in their faith and not be swayed.

  • continue to pray for our brothers and sisters serving as missionaries, in other countries as well as our own. Specifically, lift up the many missionaries who work on college campuses. They are busy planning start up events for this fall. Pray for great turn outs and many of those young people we prayed for in #2 to get connected here.

Tuesday, August 13: Woodlands in Prayer

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Today please:

  • join us in praising God for the new Student Ministries Ministry Assistant He has brought to Woodlands - Belinda Caldwell. Thank you for praying for the hiring process, her first day was yesterday. Pray that God would use her gifts and talents to bring glory to His name as she serves the youth at Woodlands.

  • pray for the Connections Ministry at Woodlands. This summer we have been working to evaluate and revamp the process of how people get connected at Woodlands. One of the changes to the ministry is the addition of a new volunteer position that will be announced on Sunday, August 18th. Please pray that God would draw many people to serve in this new role if it aligns with their gifting and passion. Pray that Woodlands would be a place where people have hospitable hearts that reflect the heart of Jesus.

  • pray for Dinner on the “Patio” happening tonight at 6pm. Pray that the night would be encouraging and life-giving for women as they connect with one another - that the night would be one that brings glory to Jesus, as women point each other to Christ. This event is a chance for women to sign up for Bible studies and events happening throughout the year, pray that many women would get connected at Woodlands so they can grow.

Monday, August 12: Woodlands in Prayer

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Today please:

  • consider what Pastor Dave challenged us to yesterday - that we would look to Jesus to see the fullness of who God is, not our feelings. Pray that we, as a church, would fix our eyes Jesus and find our hope in Him.

  • continue to pray for the Kingdom Expansion at Woodlands. Last week there were important decisions made about the building materials, in an effort to stay within the project budget. Praise God for the skilled and talented architects, designers, construction company, engineers and others who were able to make those decisions possible. Continue to lift this project up as construction will be underway shortly!

  • pray for Dinner on the “Patio” taking place tomorrow night at 6pm. Pray that God would bring many women out to this event so that they can get connected to other women at Woodlands and grow in their relationship with Jesus this year!

Friday, August 9: Woodlands in Prayer

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Today please:

  • pray for this weekend’s services. Pray that the Word would go out with power. This weekend’s message is about doubt, so pray that any who are struggling with this would come and be encouraged. Pray that the Spirit would be moving in the hearts and minds of people!

  • be praying for ‘kick off’ season that is just around the corner. Next week, we’ll start with ministry kickoff events. Pray for this upcoming school year when ministries return to a regular rhythm of engagement. Pray many would engage this year and that this ministry season would usher those involved into a deeper, more dependent relationship with Jesus.

  • pray for Camp Zip - day 5! Last day!

    • Pray for the kids that have attended this week! Pray for their continual spiritual development, that Christ would continually become sweeter and worthy of their all of their lives.

Thursday, August 8: Woodlands in Prayer

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Today please:

  • pray for our pastors today. Pray for their walk with the Lord, for their family and friend relationships, pray for their marriages and their work.

  • consider those in our community who struggle to attain and maintain meaningful employment to provide for themselves and others. Please pray for opportunities to connect with and encourage those folks to consider Jobs for Life. The Jobs for Life Course held here at Woodlands has helped many to improve their employment status while connecting them to a community of caring people at Woodlands and in Portage County.

  • pray for Camp Zip - day 4!

    • continue to pray the theme of “faith and fun together” would be taking root in the hearts and minds of the participants. Pray that the gospel would invade all the corners of these kids’ minds, hearts, lives, schedules, activities, and beyond!

Wednesday, August 7: Woodlands in Prayer

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Today please:

  • pray through our value of Biblical Foundation. Pray this would be true of Woodlands Church at large and of the individual believers that make up this church:

    Because the Bible is God’s Word, it will be the basis of our teaching, shape our ministries, guide our decisions, and govern our church life.

  • pray for the formation of our two fall mission teams. The Albania team and the Greece team both met for the first time on Sunday. Pray these individuals would come together to form a team, one that is unified and strong, carrying each other’s burdens and walking in step with the Spirit. Pray that God would use this preparation time to draw each of them closer to Him.

  • pray for Camp Zip - day 3!

    • The theme this year is “faith and fun together” - trying to see that there is a place for faith in every part of their day. Pray that students would begin to have a better vision for how to bring faith in to their day to day, minute by minute activities. Pray they would be inviting God into all of their time and lives.

Tuesday, August 6: Woodlands in Prayer

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Today please:

  • continue to pray for the process of building the expansion. Currently, we are still looking at bids and trying to finalize decisions. Pray for wise decisions and for unity within the team; pray that the Lord would be honored and glorified through every step of this process.

  • pray for students entering into 7th grade and into 10th grade. They are transitioning in school as well as into new ministries at Woodlands. On top of new schools, pastors and ministries, they will also potentially have new small group leaders. Pray that student would see the faithfulness and unchanging-ness of God and that they would acclimate well to their new environments.

  • pray for Camp Zip - day 2!

    • There are almost one hundred 5th, 6th, and 7th graders here learning different skills and having fun. The theme this year is “faith and fun together” - trying to see that there is a place for faith in every part of their day. Would you pray to that end today?

Monday, August 5: Woodlands in Prayer

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Today please:

  • consider the challenge Pastor Matt gave us through yesterday’s sermon - the very good challenge to extend our view of hospitality. Matt challenged us practice biblical hospitality which is extend love to those furthest from us as if they were the ones closest to us (brotherly love extended to the stranger). Matt gave two great ways to start: 1) push back against the potential for cynicism in our hearts and 2) start small to build the habit. Pray through those two challenges today.

  • pray for Pastor Doug Schneider as he returns from sabbatical. Pray that his time on sabbatical was renewing and restful and that he would be returning with excitement and vision from the Lord as to how to work as unto Him in this next season.

  • pray for Camp Zip that is taking place this week! Last week, Woodlands hosted VBS for 4K- 4th graders. This week, 5th - 7th graders will come to experience Camp Zip. Pray that this week would be on in which the Camp Zippers, leaders, and volunteers draw closer to God.

Friday, August 2: Woodlands in Prayer

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Today please:

  • Pray for our new elders that were voted on last week: Gordon Williams and Andrew Miller. Pray for these men: their walk with the Lord, relational health, physical health, etc. Pray against the schemes of the evil one in regards to these men and our entire elder board.

  • continue to think through and pray over the “P’s” we heard about during our congregational meeting and have been praying through this week:

    • Praising God for the provision of finances to support church ministry and continuing strong in our building expansion.

    • Preparing for people through diligent planning of how we welcome and engage newcomers into our church family.

    • Praying for the power of the Holy Spirit to be moving and changing hearts.

  • continue to pray for VBS. Today is Day 5!

    • There are a lot of kids at this year’s VBS that have indicated they are making up their minds about following Jesus. So many have indicated they are thinking, are unsure, but they are thinking about what it means to follow Jesus. Pray that the follow ups that will happen today will usher in new life in Jesus - that the Spirit would be moving in these young hearts to say yes to Him!

Thursday, August 1: Woodlands in Prayer

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Today please:

  • continue for the P’s Pastor Brian presented at last week’s congregational meeting. Today let’s focus on preparing for people. As we continue down the path of adding to our building, we are anticipating more people being able to come and hear about Jesus. Pray that we would prepare to welcome those people well, in a way that is honoring and glorifying to God.

    • In the same vein as above, today a group of Woodlands staff will meet to brainstorm how we can better welcome and connect newcomers into the life of Woodlands and the body of believers here. Pray for wisdom, discernment, great vision from the Lord. Pray His Spirit would carry us along and our strategy steward those He sends our way well.

  • continue to pray for VBS. Today is Day 4!

    • Pray for gospel responses today! Yesterday the kids learned a song that clearly lays out how one might begin a relationship with Jesus. Pray that many would be contemplating what that means and perhaps even sing these songs in their homes -inviting their parents into what they’re learning. Pray for a great harvest from VBS this year!

Wednesday, July 31: Woodlands in Prayer

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Today please:

  • pray for the power of God to be working and calling people into relationship with Him. Pray that the people of Woodlands Church would be obedient and diligent to the call He places on each of us to make disciples while relying completely on His power to change hearts.

  • pray for marriages in our church. Marriage is a beautiful visual of the relationship between Christ and His Church. Pray husbands and wives of Woodlands would be growing in their likeness in Christ and growing in love of the Lord and in love of each other. Pray for those marriages that are struggling that God would powerfully intervene for our good and for His glory.

  • continue to pray for VBS. Today is Day 3!

    • Kids are in the groove now and have the schedule and rhythm down for VBS. Be praying today for hearts to be softened to hear and respond to the gospel. Pray for a clear presentation and for the power of God to move in hearts that leads to decisions to surrender to and follow Him!

Tuesday, July 30: Woodlands in Prayer

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Today please:

  • praise God for His provision for this congregation. As Brian, Bill and David shared at our congregational meeting last week, we closed our last fiscal year above budget in giving! We are praising and thanking Him for this season of provision. Pray His Spirit would continue to be moving in us to have generous hearts toward Him and how He calls us to steward our time, talent and treasures.

  • continue to pray for the building expansion project! Much of the initial site work is completed just in time for us to host VBS this week without heavy equipment on campus. Please pray for continued safety and progress in this area. Pray that this project would be a tool to invite more and more people into the family of God - and pray that this project comes in under budget!

  • continue to pray for VBS. Today is Day 2!

    • Pray for the power of the Holy Spirit to be moving and changing hearts this week. Pray for the group dynamics that are starting to meld and pray for great behavior. Pray that children are able to hear the gospel clearly this week without being distracted or disrupted. Pray that these kids that hear the gospel would respond. Pray for leaders to interact with children with great grace and respond with truth.

Monday, July 29: Woodlands in Prayer

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Today please:

  • pray for gospel responses from our latest the series, The Best Questions Ever. The gospel has been clearly presented each weekend for the last four weekends - pray that many have responded to the call to live life surrendered and devoted to Jesus and/or would continue to wrestle with the questions presented in the last verses of Romans 8.

  • pray for VBS that starts up today!

    • Several hundred children will come today to learn more about who Jesus is and who to live for Him. Pray for great logistics today, that each child and family member that comes today would feel welcomed, expected, and accepted. Pray that God would work powerfully this week during VBS!

    • Pray also for the many volunteers that makes VBS happen. Pray they would extend grace and peace during the first day of VBS. Sometimes check in can be stressful the first day for the kids along with learning what to do, where to go, etc. Pray that our volunteers would be a tangible expression of the love of God to all who attend VBS today!

Friday, July 26: Woodlands in Prayer

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This week, please pray for our community and surrounding areas many are still working through the devastation from this past weekend's storms.  Be praying for:  the safety of men and women working to clean up trees and power lines, and getting public services back up and running, for the bonds being built through working together - that unbelievers would rub shoulders with believers and hear about the hope we have beyond the things of this earth, as we think about the power of God displayed through this storm, pray that same power would be at work inside of believers, reaching out to the lost in our community.

Today please:

  • pray for the spiritual, physical, and emotional health of our staff team! Thank you!

  • wrap up this section of praying over the planning happening at Woodlands by praying for Woodlands Kids ministry as well as our youth ministry (Reality Check and Edge). Pray these ministries would continue to pour into the kids and youth of this church, that they would continue to spiritually develop our upcoming generations in ways that are lasting and transformational. Pray for insight in how to do this in new and old, effective ways.

  • pray for this Sunday’s services. Pray that God Word would go out with power as we wrap up the series, The Best Questions Ever. The gospel is clearly being presented each weekend, so pray that this weekend, many would respond to Jesus as we wrestle with the last ‘best question ever’ at the end of Romans 8.

Thursday, July 25: Woodlands in Prayer

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This week, please pray for our community and surrounding areas many are still working through the devastation from this past weekend's storms.  Be praying for:  the safety of men and women working to clean up trees and power lines, and getting public services back up and running, for the bonds being built through working together - that unbelievers would rub shoulders with believers and hear about the hope we have beyond the things of this earth, as we think about the power of God displayed through this storm, pray that same power would be at work inside of believers, reaching out to the lost in our community.

Today please:

  • pray for tonight’s Annual Congregational Meeting. Tonight, the congregation will vote to approve the budget and add new elders as well as hear other updates from the church. Pray for a good turn out and great unity across our congregation.

  • continue to pray for our fall planning. Today, pray for small group and class planning. Pray for clarity of vision and effective ministry this year in our small groups and classes. Pray these two pieces of our church life would bring many into a deeper, abiding relationship with Christ in the context of a community of other believers.

  • pray for final details for VBS to come together. Pray for registrations to continue to pour in and that each registration would be one more child knowing who Jesus is by the end of next week. Pray for many, this VBS week would be a time they look back on and remember meeting God this week in new and deep ways!

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