Quick Links: Seven Day Prayer Guide, Finance Committee Letter, Spiritual Health Check-up


Sunday—Worship Gatherings 
Pray for the ministry of the Word at CABC, in the preaching, and the singing in our Sunday gatherings. May the Word of Christ richly dwell in us as we are equipped for the work of service, and may He richly bless the groups who lead both the 9:00 service (choir-led) and 11:30 service (band-led by Will and Beth Norvell). 
  • Scriptures to pray—Colossians 3:16-17; Ephesians 4:11-16; John 17:20-23 
Monday—Discipleship Ministries 
Pray for our multi-generational (Adult ColumbusU, men’s and women’s ministries) and life-stage-based groups (Sunday School/community groups and Avenue College Ministry). Pray, also for the leaders of these groups to faithfully teach the Word of God.  May this Bible-filled, Christ-centered fellowship sharpen us as we grow in applying God’s Word in our lives.  
  • Scriptures to pray— Proverbs 27:17; Titus 2:1-8; Acts 2:42 
Tuesday—Family Ministries 
Pray for our family-based ministries (Columbus Pre-K, ColumbusKids, Avenue Student Ministry) and their leaders. May the Lord use these ministries to help build up the next generation and to support parents in the raising of godly children in the Lord.  
  • Scriptures to pray—Ephesians 6:1-4; Proverbs 22:6 
Wednesday—Outreach Ministries 
Pray for us as the feet of Christ to go, serve, and reach the lost through our church-funded local ministries (Children's Development Center [CDC], theCenter, Neighbor's International, Pathway Ministries, Kids Hope USA) and global ministries (Del Rio and Spain mission trips). 
  • Scriptures to pray—Matthew 5:13-16; Luke 10:2 
Lift up our Senior (Josh Vaughan), Executive (Danny Walker), and Associate (Dr. Paul Etter) Pastors; praying for the Lord’s protection over them and their families, as well as wisdom in shepherding this congregation. 
  • Scriptures to Pray—Hebrews 13:17 
Friday—Ministers, Directors, and Staff 
Pray for the church-funded workers who have been set apart to support the Pastors in the management of ministries and stewardship of resources (ministers/directors). Pray also for the church-funded workers who greatly contribute to the fulfillment of the mission of each ministry (staff). May the Lord continue to show His favor in and through these faithful servants. 
  • (Ministers) Trey Etter, Zach Johnigan, David Villarreal, Michelle Witt 
  • (Directors) Kenneth Esterhuizen, Ashley Johnson, Rita Massey, Jamie McCoy, Laura Hayashi, Les Marshall, Emily Roos, Jeannie Truax, Cecily Mcllwain
  • (Staff) Kari Behm, Joe Compian, Lydia Esterhuizen, Lauren Graham, Ruth Calero Noguera, Will Norvell, Amy Patterson, Luis Perez, John Ramirez, Chelsey Rankin, Jordan Shannon, Mac Stinson, Rachel Sulaski, Trinity Long, Mark Patrick, Elizabeth Updegrove, Karla Wasion 
  • Scriptures to pray—1 Timothy 3:8-13, Colossians 3:23 
Saturday—Deacons and Committees 
Pray for those who have been set apart to support the Pastors in the care for the needs of the congregation (deacons) and in the assisting of the Ministers/Directors in the stewardship of the church’s resources (committees). 
  • (Committees) Building/Grounds, Long Range Planning, Youth, Finance, Missions, Children’s, Leadership Enlistment, Personnel, Daycare/PDO Preschool, Senior Adult 
  • Scriptures to pray—1 Timothy 3:8-13, Colossians 3:23



Click here to read the Vision 2022 Finance Committee statement.


AD-Hoc Committee Information



Spiritual Health Check-Up

A spiritual health check-up is a meeting where a staff or lay minister will meet with a member of the church in order to see how the member is doing and provide care. In the same way that you have regular check-ups with your personal physician to track the health of your body, the spiritual health check-up is designed to track and care for your spiritual health.
In the course of the check-up, the minister will help you explore how you are doing spiritually through a series of questions. However, rather than this being an awkward interview, these check-ups are – at heart – opportunities for our church to walk in the light together and grow in holiness together, all for the glory of God and the good of one another. 


Some of the questions you may be asked include:
1) Share the story of how your relationship with Jesus began?
2)How would you talk about the good news of what Christ has done?
3) What steps are you taking to increase that growth?
4) Is there an area of your Christian experience in which you are having trouble? What steps can you take to make it better?
5) How is your family (if applicable) doing spiritually?
6) How are you seeking to affect the world with your Christian faith?
7) How are you relating to Columbus Avenue? In person, online, tv. How often? Are there any unresolved conflicts for you?
8) How can I pray for you and/or your family?


If you would like to schedule a spiritual health check-up with one of our ministers, please fill out the form below and a minister will reach out to you.