Rev. Leon Moore, Jr.

General Secretary of Evangelism and Missions

50 Sunset Avenue NW Unit #92763

Atlanta, GA 30314

Telephone:  678-362-7549

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Bishop Bobby R. Best
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Getting Back To Basics By Taking Care of God's Business

Through A Month of Prayer


August 1, 2018


 As a part of the CME Church quadrennial theme: "Getting Back to Basics As We Envision Our Way Forward In Taking Care of God's Business," the Board of Evangelism and Missions will focus on goal number one of the six major areas of concentration. That focus has been identified as "evangelism/church planting and prayer.

Local Congregations, Pastors, Presiding Elders, General Officers, and Bishops are asked to set aside time to pray for our Zion. There is strength in unity and the Word of Acts1:14a tells us that, "They all joined together constantly in prayer..." (NIV) If as a church body, we can all join together with one purpose, one focus, and one voice, God will indeed hear and answer our prayers. We encourage you to join the prayer-line conference calls in your time zone.

As we embark on the journey of prayer in the month of August, please join and invite others to share in the work. The General Department of Evangelism and Mission will host prayer conference calls in each Episcopal Region.

Beloved, please be reminded “Through prayer we will seek God’s face for wisdom and guidance and for the enabling power of the Holy Spirit to assist us in our efforts of getting back to the basics” (Bishop Bobby R. Best Episcopal Address, page 20).

A call to prayer:

All Episcopal Districts in the Continental United States, Jamaica and Haiti, prayer will begin at 6:30 a.m. in your current local time zone. In addition, prayer will be led by various persons throughout the connection. All calls will take place Monday thru Friday during the month of August beginning on Monday, August 6..

Dial in number: 515-604-9706

Access Code:     133038

Please follow all prompts as instructed. If you enter the call after 6:30 a.m. please refrain from announcing your name.

All Episcopal District outside of the United States

Kenya +254-20-765-3264  Access Code 133038

Nigeria-+234-1-227-8513  Access Code 133038

South Africa +27-87-825-0144  Access Code 133038

Tanzania +255-41-120-1010  Access Code 133038

 

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General Secretary of Evangelism and Missions

 

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Getting Back To Basics By Taking Care of God's Business

Through A Month of Prayer



July 27, 2018



As a part of the CME Church quadrennial theme: "Getting Back to Basics As We Envision Our Way Forward In Taking Care of God's Business", The Board of Evangelism and Missions will focus on goal number one of the six major areas of concentration. That focus has been identified as "evangelism/church planting and prayer."  Ephesians 6:18 says, " And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.  With this in mind, be alert and always keep praying for all the Lord's people." Historically, it was prayer and an unwavering faith that provided the foundation for congregations in the CME to come into existence. Sadly, we have strayed far away from having prayer meetings, prayer partners, prayer teams, and seriously praying faithfully BEFORE undertaking any project, service or business of the Lord in our churches. Therefore, as we begin a new quadrennial, the month of August will be set aside to pray for "wisdom, guidance and the enabling power of the Holy Spirit to assist us in our efforts of getting back to basics."

Local Congregations, Pastors, Presiding Elders, General Officers, and Bishops are asked to set aside time to pray for our Zion.  There is strength in unity and the Word of Acts1:14a tells us that, "They all joined together constantly in prayer..." (NIV) If as a church body, we can all join together with one purpose, one focus, and one voice, God will indeed hear and answer our prayers. We encourage you to pray the focus and read the given scripture daily. The model that we will use for the month is found below. 

WEEK 1 - July 29 - August 4, 2018

Prayer Focus: Discipleship training and leadership development for both clergy and lay.

Scripture:  Matthew 28: 16-20, Luke 6:40, 2 Timothy 2:2



WEEK 2 - August 5 - 11, 2018

Prayer Focus:  Growing and planting churches by finding persons who are lost, efforts to win  

                        them, reclaiming previously churched members, and to make disciples.

Scripture:  John 15: 1-8



Week 3 - August 12 - 18, 2018

Prayer Focus: Turning the trend of declining membership around by attracting and retaining 

                        children, youth, young adults, and men; revitalizing and energizing cooperate

                        worship.
 
Scripture:  John 13:35



Week 4: August 19 - 25, 2018

Prayer Focus: Monies and insights necessary in repairing and renovating our aged edifices; 

                       guidance in adjusting apportionment for our very small churches

 

Scripture:   Psalm 3:5-10



Week 5: August 26 - 31, 2018

Prayer Focus: Continual engagement in need meeting outreach ministries

Scripture:  Acts 1:8



General Department of Evangelism and Missions

Leon C. Moore, Jr. General Secretary