Woke up at 6am. Wide awake. The weekend is here. This is it. What a weekend ahead. Tonight a prayer meeting to end our 40 days of prayer & fasting for City Life Church, followed by a reception for our family and then tomorrow is the big day, our send off. Huge weekend. Huge emotions. Huge God. Huge vision.
Here is how our amazing pastors put it:
We are excited to announce that in 2012, Harvest Church is going to plant City Life Church in San Francisco.
Pastor Jonathan and Elana Wilkins have served faithfully on the Pastoral Staff of Harvest Church for 16 years. On July 1, 2012, they will be sent, with a Plant Team, as the Senior Pastors of City Life Church in San Francisco. They will move into the city and establish their residence as part of the community in order to pioneer this autonomous work. Their first service (official launch) will be on September 23, 2012.
Research today shows that San Francisco is the most unchurched city in the nation. Harvest Church will be giving ourselves to prayer and fasting 40 days for the City Life Church plant beginning Tuesday, May 22nd through June 30th, 2012. We believe this prayer covering is essential for the spiritual preparation and success of this plant.
We are asking you to join us in prayer for Pastor Jonathan & Elana and City Life Church. For those of you who would like to sow into this church plant in San Francisco you can contact Pastor Jonathan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lord has set before us an open door for the city of San Francisco. So, by faith, we are answering the call to extend the Kingdom of God in the city!
Pastors Richard & Marcy Terherst
Lead Pastors of Harvest Church, Concord, California
City Life Church 40-Day Fast – Prayer Points
Thank you for partnering with us as we, as a church family, fast and pray to see the purposes of God accomplished in and through this church plant. As you fast and pray we ask that you target these areas:
1. Clear direction & strategies from the Holy Spirit
2. Great faith and boldness
3. Supernatural provision
4. Divine direction & wisdom for finding our 1st City Life Church location
5. God’s wisdom in assembling the plant and launch teams
6. Divine connections with other SF local church pastors & ministries