Prayers of the People

PrayThis summer, 60 students who are exploring call and clarity about local church ministry will serve through Student.CHURCH. Both college students and seminarians, these men and women are spending the summer at CBF-partner churches throughout the United States and even Puerto Rico.

The interns will participate in all aspects of congregational ministry. They will visit hospitals, attend deacon meetings and explore the financial aspects of congregational life. They will preach, worship and go on a myriad of camps and mission trips.

Ministers will mentor them, congregations will welcome them, and they will make friends that will remain long after the summer. Even so, internships can be stressful for all involved, staff and students alike. There is a great deal of unknown, unstated expectations and upheaval in the 10 weeks of ministry. It takes courage for the student to serve and grace and hospitality on behalf of the church that welcomes them.

Please pray for the students who will serve, the congregations that will care for them and for the staff that will prepare and make room for them. Pray that the students, staff and congregations will be open to all the ways that they will see Christ manifested this summer. The opportunities are boundless.


July 24-31 Birthdays

4  Glynn Ford, Reston, VA (PC)
24  Jeff Huett (S-Decatur)
24  Laurel Link, Winston-Salem, NC (PC)
24  Ronald Oliver, Goshen, KY (CH)
26  Scott Jensen, Saint Joseph, MO (CH)
26  Richard Min, Dallas, TX (CH)
26  Rick Sample, San Francisco, CA (FP)
27  Peter Ott, Oak Harbor, WA (CH)
27  Sandra Smith, Moore, SC (CH)
28  Emily, 2000, Thailand (FPC)
28  Daniel Fairchild, Goldsboro, NC (CH)
29  Michal Patrik Brunclik, 2006, Czech Republic (FPC)
29  Wayne Morris, Lawton, OK (CH)
29  Karen Morrow, Aledo, TX (FP)
29  Martha Crocker Strong, Olive Branch, MS (CST)
29  Briana Whaley, Clearwater, FL (CH)
30  Paul Byrd, Birmingham, AL (CH)
30  James Francovich, Emeritus (FP)
30  Garnett White, Midlothian, VA (PC)
31  Amber Blackwell-Childers, Inman, SC (CH)
31  Cindy Thorpe, Greenwood, SC (CH)
31  James Tille, Lakewood, WA (PC)

CH = Chaplain
FP = Field Personnel
FPC = Child of Field Personnel
PC = Pastoral Counselor
PLT = Church Planter
S = CBF Staff Member



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