The Power of Prayer
There is a story about a small town in the south that was alcohol free until a local businessman decided to open a bar. A group of Christians from a local church were concerned and planned an all-night prayer meeting to ask God to intervene. It just so happened that shortly thereafter lightning struck the bar and burned it to the ground. The owner of the bar sued the church, claiming that the prayers of the congregation were responsible, but the church hired a lawyer to argue in court that they were not responsible. The presiding judge, after his initial review of the case, stated that “no matter how this comes out, one thing is clear: The bar owner believes in prayer and the Christians do not” (Pivotal Praying, page 51). Do you believe in the power of prayer?
The intent of this letter is to follow up on a commitment we made to keep you informed about where we are at with live streaming. Back in January of 2015 we set a goal to live stream our services campus-to-campus and over the internet by September 2015. We began researching what other churches do, consulted with multiple companies, and bought the necessary equipment. Through conversations, testing, and compounding problems from our internet providers we have concluded that live streaming campus-to-campus is not a reliable option at this time.