The idea of obeying and demonstrating the “Great Commission” (Mt. 28:18-20) at a local level is integral to the mission and vision of the Gateway Prayer Garden. In addition to providing a place for personal prayer for our visitors we are also pro-actively partnering in the local community.
One of the ways we accomplish that is using the concept of the “7 Mountains” or spheres that most impact culture. These include Arts & Entertainment, Business, Education, Family, Government, Media, and Church. This concept was downloaded in 1975 to two missionary statesmen, Loren Cunningham (YWAM) and Bill Bright (CRU), and other spiritual leaders have subsequently received similar understanding of how to effectively demonstrate the Kingdom of God in society. See 7 Mountain History.
By having Prayer Trails that highlight this focus we engage in both prayer and in practical outreach with individuals called to these arenas.
AFFECTING THE MOUNTAIN OF GOVERNMENT IMMEDIATELY . . .
As early as Tuesday, March 1st, (Yes, next Tuesday) provides your personal opportunity to bring local impact and blessing to this mountain simply with your presence and participation.
It's fairly simple – Just show up
The next generation
Millions of Americans have become increasingly dismayed with actions of government - whether from health mandates or promotion of values in the culture that are hostile to Biblical beliefs. In their wisdom, the leaders in education Founders established in our civil documents a set of checks and balances. This included local control of education with school boards to keep accountability and relevance with local communities.
The system to sanction this promise is the time-honored practice of voting. In Colorado, this begins with attendance at a neighborhood gathering and is called a caucus or precinct meeting. We can’t stress enough how important it is for your presence at these gatherings. If it’s the first time for your participation, don’t worry as it will be for others as well and certainly a learning experience. We encourage you to become a precinct leader and run as a delegate in the upcoming party elections.
The Prayer Garden is about prayer AND action and we believe this information is necessary and helpful for you to act upon. To attend, here is the information:
REPUBLICANS: Tuesday March 1 at 7 PM.
https://caucus.cologop.org (GOP Locator)
DEMOCRATS: Saturday, March 5 at 1 PM.
(Or call (303) 623-4762)
This is YOUR OPPORTUNITY to select individuals who support your values while opposing those who don’t. Over the past several years we’ve been privileged to pray with and host a number of elected officials serving in government and expect this to increase.
MOUNTAIN OF EDUCATION . . .
WE ASKED YOU TO PRAY FOR THE “BLESS THE EDUCATORS BRUNCH” THAT OCCURRED LAST SATURDAY . . .
Advance Prayer Team for the Educator Brunch
The results were rewarding as approximately one hundred registered to attend from all sectors of the Education Mountain: Public and Private teachers and administrators, Home-Schoolers, and even School Board members. It’s just one example of what can occur as the Gateway Prayer Garden partners with others like the Valley Christian Academy and other educators. There was effusive encouragement for those on the front lines serving the next generation, and individual prayer/empowerment from speakers who spoke authoritatively to both public and private educators.
God has greater plans for this mountain and He wants us to seek Him for them. Educators are precious (and sometimes undervalued) individuals in our community and we wanted to go on record in support of them. Please pray that we understand His next steps in this arena.
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