This past weekend at Eastbrook Church, we commissioned the launch team for our new church plant, Ethnos Church. Ethnos is a new multi-ethnic church plant into Milwaukee led by Pastor Elie Hasbani and supported by a consortium of churches throughout the greater Milwaukee area. We are excited to see this new outpost for the kingdom begin meeting publicly on Sunday, September 21.
Here are the prayer points that Elie shared with us this weekend as Ethnos moves into the final phases of their pre-launch.
FIRST, KEEP THE VISION FOR PEOPLE’S SALVATION
Pray for God’s courage, understanding and wisdom to keep our mission alive to proclaim the gospel to all people of Milwaukee. Pray that we would have divine connections with people from all nations throughout the city. Pray for new people that are getting connected to Ethnos; pray for salvation and growth through discipleship.
SECOND, MINISTRIES AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Pray for the Leadership Team to be completely dependent on God and that our faith would continue to increase as persevere each week. Pray for us as we learn how to work together as people from different places, cultures, ways of thinking, ways of “doing church.” Pray for Ethnos to continue to pursue leadership multiplication and to disciple new believers. Pray for unity for our ministry teams as we prepare for Ethnos Launch on September 21: Children’s Ministry, Connections, Prayer, Worship, Hospitality, Multi-ethnic small groups and teaching. Also, pray for our management team – our current church council – for wisdom and unity.
THIRD, RESOURCES, FUNDS, AND CHRISTIAN PEOPLE TO JOIN US
Specifically for these people needs: sound, musicians, children’s workers, and greeters. Pray that as God raises up the right people they would trust the Lord and stepping out by faith and respond.
FOURTH, ETHNOS LAUNCH DAY (SEPTEMBER 21, 2014)
Pray for a powerful movement of the Spirit among us as we officially open the doors of Ethnos Church. Pray for protection from the Evil One, humility and unity among the team, and that people would experience Christ’s love. Pray that God would be glorified and that His power and love would be evident to all.