"Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word…"
Today's Prayer Focus
- For Intervarsity Christian Fellowship at Rollins College, and their outreach on Friday, September 11. Zack Baldwin leads the ministry.
- For Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) at UCF as they begin to reach out to students on Aug 24. Pray for Lee Wright as he directs the work, and for his new intern, Savannah.
- For CRU at UCF as they engage in evangelism and discipleship. Jeremy Reddy leads the work. Pray for reliance on the Spirit’s power.
- hank God for the successful summer Bible study for college students at LBC, led by Noah Gomez. Thank God for the college students who will be going through our new members’ class Aug 21-22. Pray for Desiree Kitsmiller (UCF), Bailey Welch (Rollins), and Anthony Indorato (Rollins) as they start classes soon.
"Open Doors on Campus"
One of the ways that LBC can serve the city is by partnering with the excellent student ministries that are active on nearby campuses. Like Paul in Colossians 4:3, these missionaries are trusting God to open doors for the gospel. Our church has benefited from the fruit of gospel ministry on the UCF campus. John Hutchings, who is active in our church in many ways, came to faith through the work of RUF at UCF a few years ago.
Why pray for open doors on the campuses? UCF is one of the largest universities in the country, so the potential for the kingdom is strong. Rollins College has a history of being reluctant to allow evangelical ministries on campus. The Intervarsity group actually operates off campus for now, and they work to maintain positive public relations with the administration. So on both campuses, there is a need for prayer.
We believe that college students, over time, will benefit from worship and fellowship at a church such as Lake Baldwin Church. Pray for our partnership with these groups, partnerships that will gain even greater traction when God raises up an assistant pastor at LBC.
Mike Tilley is the senior pastor of Lake Baldwin Church, and has lived in Orlando since 1994. He and his wife, Molly, worked with a core group from the Baldwin Park community to plant Lake Baldwin Church in 2006. Mike loves teaching the Bible in a way that relates to real life. In his spare time, Mike enjoys good movies, long dinner with friends, snow skiing, hanging out with his kids and two granddaughters, and travel.