As you look at the New Testament, prayer was a foundation in the life of the church. Acts 2:42: They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
You also see the Bible talk about prayer among the family of God in James 5:16, Ephesians 6:18, and 1 Timothy 2:1. Right now, we’re in a season of praying for one another using Colossians 1:9-14 to lead us.
From the very start of Crosspoint, our desire has been to see a church family that prays for and walks with one another through life. No matter how small or large that church family got. The primary vehicle for that community to happen is through community groups. Smaller groups of people who gather on a regular basis to grow in their love for Jesus, one another, and to make disciples who make disciples. It is through the Body of Christ being the Body of Christ, where the ‘one anothers’ of Scripture occur. We are called not to isolation, but to community with one another.
Outside of community groups, people may wonder how to share prayer requests or needs with the leaders (staff and elders) of Crosspoint. Sometimes in the world of social media, we can incorrectly assume that if we place our request, situation or need on Facebook or Twitter, that a leader from the church will see it. In reality, that just doesn’t happen every time.
In an effort to help facilitate the sharing of prayer needs with the leadership at Crosspoint, we’ve created the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is simply another avenue to build a church culture that prays for one another. By no means does this replace the face to face community that happens in a community group. Rather, its intent is to help in communication among the church family, even as we are growing.
If you send a request to this email, you can be sure that when it is received, you will be prayed for by the staff and elders. These requests will not be shared beyond those leaders. Our vision speaks of being ‘dedicated to one another’ and this is merely another building block in pursuit of that vision.
Colossians 1:9: And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you…