Sunday was my last day as the interim education minister at Northwest Baptist in Oklahoma City. One of our LifeGroup (Sunday School) emphases over the past 6 months has been to adopt an unreached people group. Thirty-one (31) of our groups have adopted an unreached people group.
Sunday was also a special annual mission emphasis at Northwest, called the Global Impact Conference. As part of the conference, and just before our guest speaker Dr. Gordon Fort spoke, we took seven minutes to pray for the 31 people groups our church has adopted.
Northwest has been a pilot church for the 6426 Project. One of the things that I have learned while at Northwest is that every 4-6 weeks, you need to do something to elevate the emphasis of prayer to your small groups who have adopted an unreached people group. It’s biblical too! Halfway through building the wall around Jerusalem (28 days), Nehemiah had a rally to refocus the people on their priorities!
We had a fellowship in the gym after the morning worship service. I was stopped by so many people who recommitted themselves and their LifeGroup to continue to pray for their unreached people group.
Pastors, educators, Sunday School directors and teachers: your small groups or Sunday School need a cause. They need a bigger vision than just meeting on Sunday or whenever. They need and want to be part of a Gospel centered movement!
If your group has not adopted an unreached people group, you can register here and a people group will be sent to you within a few days.
If your group has adopted an unreached people group, I want to encourage you to keep your commitment and pray for your group every week during small group, and daily in your prayers.
Resources, such as:
- Bulletin inserts,
are available here on the right side bar. You can download the resource and print it yourself, or complete the request form and receive them from my office.