What a unique time in which we are living! While many are anxious, uncertain about the future, and perhaps considering eternal things; this is the time for the Church to rise up in fearless wisdom and clearly point our city to Jesus Christ!
We have all been tracking and measuring numbers lately, such as the impact of COVID-19 regionally, nationally, and world-wide or how much toilet paper is flying off the shelves. Sometimes, we think the only numbers that really matter are the big ones. But I want us to focus on a different number during this time. Let's all focus on the number one.

Who’s your ONE?

When you think of someone far from God, who’s the first person who comes to mind? Is it a neighbor? Coworker? Parent? No matter who it is, God can use you to reach them.
During this time, it is important for our community and world to see that the Church is more than just a building. We, as people of God, have a responsibility to serve and help others in need. Caring for each other as well as those outside of the church is the quickest way to see Jesus change lives. For this reason, we have provided some resources below to help focus on reaching just one. So, Who's Your One?

Prayerwalking

During these times, it seems as if God is pressing us to bring our prayers beyond the walls of the church buildings and homes, right into the neighborhoods where He desires to bring the hope of His son, Jesus Christ. Following the CDC and government precautions, we can still prayer walk our neighborhoods and ask that God would bring revival to the hearts of those in our neighborhood. As you consider, here are some guidelines for prayerwalking in these unique times:

How to Prayer Walk

  1. Plan a Time – You’ll want to set aside approximately 30-60 minutes.
  2. Form a small Team – With current precautionary mandates set in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, you’ll need to be in groups smaller than 10 people. The most effective is groups of two or three. We encourage you to walk with your family or even members of your small group.
  3. Find a Territory – Aim to cover a small part of a specific neighborhood. As you approach this area with sensitivity and discernment, you’ll discover the best way to cover it with prayer. We currently do not want anyone going door-to-door.
  4. Pray on-site with insight – Prayer walking is usually a low-profile affair. It doesn’t have to be out loud. Once in a while, the prayers can be demonstrative, but usually prayer walking is being on the scene without making one.

What to Pray

  • Follow a Topic – Get your prayers rolling by praying along with scripture. Begin with the truths of 1 Timothy 2:1-7 and/or Psalm 23. Any biblical promise will help you pray with hope and blessing.
  • Pray for God to give you harvest eyes and a spirit of grace and supplication. Ask for boldness and open doors to this city, community. Confess fears, weaknesses, lack of concern for those “outside.”
  • Pray for God to give insight into his specific kingdom plans and purposes for this community/city. Ask to fit into his plan. Rejoice in the opportunity.
  • Pray for the Christians and churches in the community/area you are walking in. Pray that our homes would be “ministry centers” of the church in our community.
  • Pray for the critical needs in the neighborhood you are walking — social, economic, spiritual...
  • Pray for those affected by the COVID-19, whether is be the elderly, homebound, or quarantined.
  • Pray that now would be the time for a harvest of salvation in Waco and around the world.

All Waco: Every.Single.One.

As we ask the question: Who's Your One? and seek to each one reach one, the All.America app is a powerful and effective tool that we will use to strategically reach all of Waco and America for Christ. Using modern mapping technology, the All.America app allows you to adopt homes, schools and people in prayer and track how you connect.

Connecting:

1. Go to App Store on your Apple or Android or your iOS system and type in All Americadownload app here
2. Once you download the App (which looks just like the icon to the right), you can open it and the first screen will ask you to create an account. Register with your name, address, and create a password. During this set-up, it will ask you where you live because it syncs up with Google Maps.
3. Then, you can add your home address and adopt at least one household near you.
4. Once this is set up, pray for your adopted household, add names and notes and track how you connect.
As you get to know them personally, it will open the door to connect them with Jesus, the Bible and a Christian Community.
For more specific instruction, please watch the following video:

 

 

40 Day Devotional Guide

Use this guide to intentionally seek God's word and guidance on how to tell your one about the good news of the gospel.

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30 Day Prayer Guide

Use this guide to pray specifically for opportunities to tell your one about the good news of the gospel.

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Who's Your One Prayer Bookmark

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