As the Plano campus prepares to launch, we would love for you to join us in praying for the Lord to do mighty things in the city of Plano, both through our campus and in the lives of the men and women we will meet. Whether you plan to attend the Plano campus or not, you can participate in its launch by praying with us and for us.
Because this is a new chapter in the life of our church, there are many unknowns. How many people will attend the campus? How many children will fill the rooms? How many volunteers do we need on the parking team? What will other churches think of us coming to the Plano area? These questions can feel overwhelming to the staff and leadership, but we trust the Lord’s provision and timing. Here are some ways you can pray for the uncertainty, needs and circumstances that lie before us:
Pray for the Broken
The Enemy is at work in the city of Plano and its surrounding areas. A strong idol of materialism cripples and destroys the lives of many in this area. The pursuit of glory in man-made objects is heartbreaking. Plano is also home to a booming drug culture, serving as ground zero for the conception and production of many drugs. Though not very visible, this danger is real, deadly and pervasive.
- Pray for the Lord to transform the hearts and lives of those who are finding their hope, identity and refuge in such things.
- Pray that we would engage people at the heart level with a gospel that says, “Jesus is better!”
Pray for the Nations
Plano’s demographics have changed over the last 15 years, making it a hub for the nations. On almost every corner, there are international shops and restaurants. Our hope for the Plano campus is that we would resemble the Revelation church in gospel-centered worship, gospel-centered community, gospel-centered service and gospel-centered multiplication. We want every tribe, tongue and nation to know the beauty and power of Christ in Plano.
- Pray that we would be intentional and bold to pursue with the gospel of Jesus Christ those who might have a completely different belief system than ours.
- Pray that we would live with a global mindset as we act locally.
Pray for Our Ministries
The Lord has been gracious to have already placed many of our people in the Plano area (Acts 17:26). We currently have about 50 Home Groups throughout Plano, Frisco and other surrounding cities. Each group is full with over 20 faithful men and women. Apart from Home Groups, we don’t have any other ministries up and running at this time, but our staff is working to build out all of the other ministries for the campus. From teaching kids to parking, the needs are great as we get started. We will begin rolling out service opportunities in the coming weeks, but for now please pray for us.
- Pray for the Lord to raise up 25 new Home Group leaders. Our hope is to have 75 Home Groups when we launch later this year.
- Pray that we would take seriously the call to live out the gospel with one another, seeking to put to death sin in our lives and pursue the holiness of God.
- Pray that the Lord would raise up the right men and women to lead our Recovery Groups ministry.
- Pray that men and women would serve in our Preschool and Children’s ministries.
- Pray for the men and women who will serve each week on our Parking, Welcome, Communion and Connections teams.
Pray for Our Staff
For most of our staff, Plano is a new area to get to know. There is much to learn about the area and its unique opportunities for ministry.
- Pray for wisdom, strength, humility and protection for Hunter Hall (Campus Pastor), Isaac Wimberley (Worship), Jamin Roller (Groups), Michael Snetzer (Groups), Melissa Lampe (Preschool/Children) and Adam Hawkins (Executive Assistant/Connections).
- Pray for our Campus Outreach guys (Josh Thomas and Ryan Taloa) as they minister to the students at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD).
- Pray for staff unity as we begin ministering together.
- Pray that we would acclimate quickly and see ministry opportunities clearly.
Thank you for joining with us to bring these requests before the Lord. We believe He has called us to the task at hand and we believe He goes before us. Together, let’s fall at the feet of the One who holds all things together in His hands.