PRAYER FOR A COP
Our police department protects our city population of roughly 67,000 people by its 88 officers. The police department consist of 5 different bureaus. Our church is provided with a list from the Chief of the department, of officers that are interested in this program.
Our prayers are mainly threefold: 1) their safety, 2) their good judgment, and 3) for them to return home every day. The prayers typically don’t stop there. We find that we are praying for their husbands, wives, children, boyfriends, girlfriends, parents, etc. We have had good success thus far. Prayer can be done as a family or by an individual, however the prayer participant must try to pray for these officers for one year. If you are interested and would like to be added as a prayer partner, or require additional information, please email our church at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at (406) 799-9434.
FARMERS MARKET MINISTRY
Our church has a vendor booth at our local Farmers Market located at Whittier Park (south of the Civic Center). We provide anyone with free resources such as Bibles, tracts, and Calvary magazines. We also offer them free bottled water. Our hope is that we get God’s Word into their hands; converse with people; offer to pray with them; and ultimately introduce them to Jesus. If you are interested in participating (June thru Sept), contact or email our church at email@example.com or call at (406) 799-9434.
In Street Prayer ministry we generally go into the downtown area, walk the streets and offer to pray with individuals we encounter. (James 5:14-16) The response has been very positive, as there is a great need for prayer (people tell us) in these uncertain times. We also go to the Rescue Mission area and talk and pray with people in sharing the love of Jesus. Several have accepted an invitation to come to church and will attend from time to time. We pray God will continue to move in their lives and hearts.
FOOD AND CLOTHING MINISTRY
The people in our fellowship have been very generous in donating clothing (especially winter clothes here in Montana) and food supplies for our Food and Clothing Ministry. We collect these items and distribute them when the need is made known to us. We’re also mindful of those needs as part of our street ministry. It’s another opportunity to pray with and for someone. (Matthew 25:40) We’re working on something we’ll call Monday Meals and Ministry where we hope to meet on Monday evenings downtown to provide a simple meal (soup, bread, etc.) to anyone who might have a need, and of course pray with them.
GREAT FALLS POLICE
Our Pastor serves as a Chaplain in our local Great Falls Police Department. During this time, he’s had several opportunities for prayer with a Police Officer or a member of the community. In addition, we have developed a ministry to commit prayer for an assigned Police Officer for one year. We pray for their safety, protection, wisdom, strength, and peace. (Matt 5:9; Romans 13:1-4; 1 Tim 2:1,2)
GRACE HOME VETERANS CENTER
On the last Sunday of each month we go the Grace Home to cook and serve dinner to the resident veterans. It’s a great opportunity for conversation, prayer, and to show our appreciation for their past service to our nation.