Our vision as a church family is to journey together as Apprentices of Jesus in the now-available Kingdom of God.
While there are many aspects of apprenticeship training we can engage in (click HERE for more information), we believe one of the most helpful, intentional and strategic ways to grow as an apprentice of Jesus is to do so with 1 or 2 Apprenticeship Prayer Partners.
What is an Apprenticeship Prayer Partner? It is one or two people who are intentionally doing life together with you, with a priority around daily apprenticeship to Jesus. Though friendship is likely to develop along the way, the first priority is actually to help each other walk more closely with Jesus. Weekly encouragement, accountability, timely spiritual practices and prayer are all normal aspects of this kind of relationship.
It may take awhile and a few tries to find the right person to journey with in this way, but ask anyone in a life-giving spiritual friendship and they'll tell you that it is well worth it.
How to Get Started:
INVITE one or two people to join you as Apprenticeship Prayer Partners. Common places to identify people include your circle of friends, a Small Group or C3 Group. We believe Jesus already has someone in mind for you, so commit to praying regularly for Him to direct you in this. EMAIL US if you'd like us to pray with you.
What to Do When You Meet:
SHARE about your week, REFLECT on your interaction with the Bible and PRAY for others and with each other.
Weekly Rhythm Plan:
1) IDENTIFY a accountability question
2) READ through a chapter of the Bible per day and journal a key insight. (The books of Psalms or Proverbs are a great starting point)
3) List names of people to PRAY for
Apprenticeship Prayer Partner Bookmark: Find this at the info kiosk or in the seat backs on Sunday mornings! This gives you a great starting place in finding an Apprenticeship Prayer Partner, or as you're beginning to meet together.
Apprenticeship Prayer Partner Field Guide: We've put together this great book for you to use as you journey together with your Apprenticeship Prayer Partners. In this field guide, you'll find resources for praying together, sharing together and reflecting. We highly recommend you use this guide in your Apprenticeship Prayer Partner Relationships.
Apprenticeship U: Sign-up for an upcoming Apprenticeship U Course with your A.P.P.s and engage together in these helpful modules that give you practical tools for your journey as an Apprentice of Jesus.
The guide is available for purchase in the lobby on Sunday mornings for $5. Or you can view it HERE. Get your copy today!
For more information on Apprenticeship Prayer Partners, EMAIL US