Welcome to our prayer page.
Because we believe in the power of prayer, we’re inviting you to pray for Connected Families and to share your prayer requests with us. Each month we send an email to the prayer team, and then as needs arise during the month. Enter your name and email address to join*.
August 2019 Prayer Requests
In 2019 we are experimenting with many new things at Connected Families. Please pray that we would learn and grow in our efforts to help more parents with these new resources!
LOOKING FOR NEW OFFICE SPACE:
As our needs change, and the ministry develops, we see the importance of being flexible. This month we will close on our office space in Chaska, MN and are looking for a different space closer to the Minneapolis metro area. Please pray that God would guide our efforts to find just the right space for us to call home for many years to come!
GROWING IN OUR COMMUNICATION ACROSS CULTURES
Our staff is learning about ourselves and our stories and how our own personal family and community cultures have shaped us through the IDI process. It’s been a lot of fun! We want to be able to effectively communicate with the diverse group of parents whom we serve. Please pray that our efforts would result in greater team unity and an ability to communicate well to parents of all backgrounds!
DISCIPLINE THAT CONNECTS ONLINE COURSE LAUNCHES END OF AUGUST
We will once again launch our updated and expanded Discipline That Connects online course this fall. In February/March of this year, over 950 families participated. Please pray that God would move many people to register to take the course so that more families will be positively impacted!
INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES (update from Jim)
We’ve been told by many from other countries that the Connected Families “Construct” or “Conceptual Model” is the most helpful they’ve seen. It’s easy to translate and the basic principles are transferable. A recent trip to visit East Asian pastors in Canada has led to a fairly comprehensive plan to work together to create a suite of resources translated into the main language. When the creation of these resources is complete it will enable us to begin spreading the Connected Families message to that language group all over North America. Please pray that the work is efficient, effective, and reaches many.
Our What Should I Do When…? podcast series has been very well received. It has been downloaded on average about 3000 times per podcast and we have been getting great feedback!
ONGOING PRAYER REQUESTS:
- For the health and wellness of all of our staff including our parent coaches (Lynne and Chad), our workshop speakers (Jim, Lynne, Chad, Stacy, and Anna) and our support team (April, Lanell, Jen, Sharon, and Stacy).
- For parents everywhere who are struggling to parent with God’s grace and truth.
- For our ministry as a whole, that God would be glorified in all we do.
Share your prayer requests with us.
We would be honored to pray for you.
*When you join the CF prayer team you can expect:
- A minimum of one email per month highlighting prayer needs of CF Board, Staff and Families to whom we minister.
- An occasional S.O.S prayer requests that need immediate prayer