Janie Chapman Season of Prayer, Day 5

Vietnamese Church Planting

South Carolina Baptist churches – Vietnamese Blessing and Greenville Vietnamese – are reaching Vietnamese people in the upstate. They have a vision to help start a new congregation in the midlands to share the gospel with several thousand Vietnamese living there. The Janie Chapman Offering provides training for ethnic church leaders and start-up assistance for new work like the Vietnamese church plant.

Prayer Requests:
• Pray for these two churches as they reach the Vietnamese community in South Carolina.
• Pray for God to provide a church planter to lead a new Vietnamese work in the midlands.
• Pray for an existing church in the Columbia area to serve as a sponsoring church for this new work.

Janie Chapman Season of Prayer, Day 4

East Asia Partnership

Japan is a country where only 1% of the population has a relationship with Jesus. The 2020 Tokyo Olympics were postponed until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Janie Chapman offering will provide training and resources for South Carolina Baptist missions volunteers to serve with International Mission Board (IMB) missionaries and Japanese Baptist churches during that strategic event.

Prayer Requests:
• Pray for the missions volunteers and churches who are preparing to share Jesus during the Olympic games next summer.
• Pray for Japanese Baptist churches to have a vision for reaching people with the gospel.

Janie Chapman Season of Prayer, Day 3

Radiant Community
Charleston, South Carolina

Radiant Community is an intentionally diverse church plant located in North Charleston. Pastor Philip Pinckney planted the church three years ago in order to be a Gospel light in a hard part of the city. He’s married to Jenny and has two sons, Ezra and Judah, with a girl on the way! Through the Start Network and partnership funding provided by the Janie Chapman Offering, Pastor Philip and Radiant church have been able to provide for the physical needs of those in their communities, while also giving the neighborhood the Hope of the Gospel.

Prayer Requests:
• Pray for financial provision as we continue to grow and serve our community.
• Pray for God to raise up Godly elders and leaders within the church.
• Pray for greater unity in our church as we are a diverse congregation.

Janie Chapman Season of Prayer, Day 2

Indian Land Community Church
Indian Land, South Carolina

Indian Land Community Church is a church plant started by Rev. Shannon Brown, wife Heather, and daughters Clara and Katie. Indian Land Community Church exists so that every man, woman, and child will have multiple opportunities to experience and be transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ, without having to come or go anywhere. This happens by engaging the community through relationships, collectively maturing in our faith, trust, and understanding of who Jesus Christ is, and embracing and executing the Great Commission and the Great Commandment. Thanks to the support provided through the Start Network and the Janie Chapman Offering, we have been able to engage our community by hosting local outreach events where we have developed relationships with families who live in Indian Land. We have also adopted the local high school and served them in a variety of ways – feeding the football team, supporting the Fellowship of Christian Athletes huddles, feeding the teachers, providing school supplies for the classrooms, loving on the bus drivers by providing gift baskets, and so much more. We have also had the privilege of supporting Hope In Lancaster, a parachurch ministry, which provides a wide range of benevolence services to the community on an ongoing basis.

Prayer Requests:
•Pray for God’s favor as we engage those who live close to us but are far from God (The Harvest).
•Pray for disciples to continue to grow in their relationship with Jesus (The Workers).
•Pray for God’s direction for a stable venue/gathering location.
•Pray for God to guide us to a worship leader to join our staff team.

Janie Chapman Season of Prayer, Day 1

Rock Hill Dream Center Church
Rock Hill, South Carolina

At the Rock Hill Dream Center Church we believe that transformation can only happen by the prompting of God through the Holy Spirit, but with that being said we believe God uses His body to not only evangelize through our voices but also by our actions. The group of people that God has called us to long for relationships; we believe that the person who has surrendered to God will have to be walked with at a high level. A person who has confessed Jesus as Lord has to be discipled with patience and loving rebuke. This type of teaching requires deep relationship.
Through our relationship model and our outreach center, “A Hand Up,” we have been fortunate enough to walk with a church planter (Chad Edwards) and are getting close to sending him out. He will launch Encounter Church in the spring of 2021. None of this would be possible without the very generous support of the Janie Chapman Offering! The Rock Hill Dream Center Church is so very thankful for all of the support that has brought us to this place in the vision and mission God has entrusted us with.

Prayer Requests:
•Please pray for Chad and his launch team as it develops through 2020.
•Please pray for God to raise up more leaders that can be sent.
•Please pray for humility and surrender in our church body.

Day 30 Prayer

Then I heard a loud voice from the throne: Look, God’s dwelling is with humanity, and he will live with them. They will be his peoples, and God himself will be with them and will be their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; grief, crying, and pain will be no more, because the previous things have passed away. Then the one seated on the throne said, “Look, I am making everything new.” He also said, “Write, because these words are faithful and true.” Then he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will freely give to the thirsty from the spring of the water of life. REVELATION 21:3–6, CSB

Lord, I long for the day when You will make all things new. This world is broken, and I know You will come and recreate all things. I know You have set a day when Christ will return and do just that. I ask You to save _____ before that great day. Make him/her thirsty for the water of life You freely give. Use the witness of Your people to point him/her to salvation through Jesus Christ. I know You are the Beginning and the End—the only hope for salvation for all people. So, I ask You to give _____ new life in Christ.

Day 30 Prayer

Then I heard a loud voice from the throne: Look, God’s dwelling is with humanity, and he will live with them. They will be his peoples, and God himself will be with them and will be their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; grief, crying, and pain will be no more, because the previous things have passed away. Then the one seated on the throne said, “Look, I am making everything new.” He also said, “Write, because these words are faithful and true.” Then he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will freely give to the thirsty from the spring of the water of life. REVELATION 21:3–6, CSB

Lord, I long for the day when You will make all things new. This world is broken, and I know You will come and recreate all things. I know You have set a day when Christ will return and do just that. I ask You to save _____ before that great day. Make him/her thirsty for the water of life You freely give. Use the witness of Your people to point him/her to salvation through Jesus Christ. I know You are the Beginning and the End—the only hope for salvation for all people. So, I ask You to give _____ new life in Christ.

Day 29 Prayer

And they sang a new song: You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slaughtered, and you purchased people for God by your blood from every tribe and language and people and nation. REVELATION 5:9, CSB

God, You are worthy of the worship of all people. You created all things for Your glory and made every person who has ever lived to proclaim Your excellence. This is true of _____, as well. When I read John’s picture of the worship of every tribe, tongue and nation in heaven, I picture _____ among that group. Save him/her, so he/she would join in the chorus of those who praise You as worthy. As I seek to share with _____, burden my heart for all people around the world who do not know You. Save _____, and use him/her to declare Your glory among the nations as well.

Day 29 Prayer

And they sang a new song: You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slaughtered, and you purchased people for God by your blood from every tribe and language and people and nation. REVELATION 5:9, CSB

God, You are worthy of the worship of all people. You created all things for Your glory and made every person who has ever lived to proclaim Your excellence. This is true of _____, as well. When I read John’s picture of the worship of every tribe, tongue and nation in heaven, I picture _____ among that group. Save him/her, so he/she would join in the chorus of those who praise You as worthy. As I seek to share with _____, burden my heart for all people around the world who do not know You. Save _____, and use him/her to declare Your glory among the nations as well.

Day 28 Prayer

Dear friends, don’t overlook this one fact: With the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day. The Lord does not delay his promise, as some understand delay, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish but all to come to repentance. 2 PETER 3:8–9, CSB

Father, thank You for being patient with _____. I know every day You extend his/her life is testimony to Your long suffering and desire for all people to know and personally experience the hope that comes through faith in Jesus Christ. I also understand You could return at any moment and, when You do, it will be too late for those who have never repented of their sins and trusted You. I pray this reality will create a sense of urgency in my life and cause me to share with boldness. I ask that Your kindness will lead _____ to repent of his/her sins and experience life with You now and forever.