Today, we are going to shift our prayer focus to the city of Rochester and the surrounding area. We'll begin highlighting a number of our local partners serving those with incredible physical and spiritual needs right in our community.
Nearly a year ago, we made the bold commitment to be #forROC in our giving, in our serving, and in our overall strategy. Since then we've launched the Henrietta campus and have seen churchwide growth as more people connect and take next steps.
Only about 5% of people in the Greater Rochester area attend a church we believe is preaching the Gospel. The need for faithful and effective churches has never been greater and we are so excited that God is using Northridge to reach so many!
Rochester also has some significant physical needs. There are hundreds each year without homes, hundreds of children removed from their family to enter the foster care system, and so many barely making ends meet. We are so thankful for our many local partners who invest so deeply in the lives of the hurting, broken, and marginalized. Here at Northridge, we refuse to reinvent the wheel -- we instead invest time, volunteers, and resources in the most effective ministries already doing incredible work in our area so we can maximize our impact.
Today, would you please pray...
- for our church. Pray that God would use Northridge to impact our city. Pray that He would soften hearts to hear the message of the Gospel.
- for unity among all the churches of Rochester. Pray that we would partner together and spur one another on to serve our communities
- for the attendees of Northridge. Pray that they would develop a passion for reaching those far from God and for serving our community.
- for our local partners. Pray that they would flourish, build bridges, develop relationships, and see fruit as they long to bring hope and healing to our city!
Thanks for praying!