When you consider going beyond the walls of your church to reach your community, you may not feel ready to engage the people you will encounter. And that’s okay, because readiness can take time. But those who are ready to go still need your support through prayer. Your prayers will be the umbrella of protection over them, so that you can also be involved in the effort to reach those who need Christ.
Pastor James Ford Jr. has been the senior pastor of Christ Bible Church of Chicago, located on the south side of Chicago, Ill., for over 35 years. He also serves as the president of Impact Ministries, an outreach ministry committed to strengthening families in the South Shore community of Chicago.