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Ignite Church Planting

JANUARY 2018 Prayer Letter

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Dear Prayer and Fasting Partners,

Happy New Year!! I really enjoyed watching God’s hand on our work as we prayed together during 2017. We are preparing to launch our 2018 prayer campaign on January 2. The theme of the campaign is Stepping Out and our key verse is Hebrews 11:6, “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” From January 2 – 31, we will earnestly seek the Father at 8 am on a daily conference prayer call as we talk to him about the steps of faith Ignite will be taking in 2018. Call-in number is (515) 604-9548 and the meeting ID is 612594#. Everyone is invited to take part in this call, so I encourage you to participate one morning during the month.

Here are the prayer mountains we are asking God to move in 2018:

1. Start 5 churches in Chicagoland:

We have two churches on the calendar, with another couple of possibilities for plants. Every church we start reaches new people, so please pray for this number.

2. Partner with other organizations to start 3 additional churches:

We are helping HEA in southern IL with a plant and are working with the Chicagoland Catalyst movement to discuss ways to start more churches here and abroad.

3. Begin a Parent Church Incubator:

This is one of the needs that our ministry has, so I’d like you to pray for the right person to join Ignite who will help us grow our funding network. As we pray, God provides.

4. Identify 20 potential planters for our pipeline:

We need to identify and help potential planters move forward in the planting process. As we pray for workers, God will provide.

5. Enlist 10 $5,000 donors for Ignite:

Another number to be prayed for during the year.

6. Hire a Director of Development:

We need to have someone working in this role so we can raise our funding levels to start more churches. Pray for God to lead us to the right person.

7. Create a workable model for launching bi-vocational church plants:

We currently have several individuals who are interested in starting a church using this approach, but need to determine our next steps as an organization.

Join us during January to help Ignite prepare the year ahead for Stepping Out. I look forward to praying with you, Lance