Battle Briefing | October 2022
With your support, you’re strategically investing in future pastors and ministry leaders across VA and beyond.
God has opened a door to connect with SEBTS leaders who have been praying for ways to increase emphasis on men’s discipleship and begin some preliminary work among students.
We are exploring possibilities by being a regular presence on campus to talk with students about biblical manhood and men’s discipleship. We are forming relationships and developing roots of a broader initiative.
Consider the long-term impact of investing in these leaders.
A young man called to pastoral ministry, who serves for 20 years, will deliver approximately 1,000 messages! (50/year x 20 years) In the average size church of 80-100 members, he’ll preach the Word to about 30 men each week. That’s 30,000 touches!
The number almost blew my mind. If we connect with 10 students each semester who are called to pastor, we’re investing in 300,000 messages that pastors may preach with men on their minds! We are establishing partnerships now that will allow us to serve them and their churches for the duration of their ministries.
Your prayers and partnership are being multiplied as we encourage pastors in training to uphold Jesus as the model for manhood for decades.
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.Matthew 28:19
- For God to raise up a Conference Director who will help us rebuild our conference ministry.
- Praise God for the successful results and impact of the mentoring project. Pray for its multiplication as we help churches connect the generations.
- Thank him for the NW team and their desire to leverage their talents to help churches point men to Jesus.