We want to use this month’s prayer blog to update you on where we have seen the Lord leading and providing for our team, as we have sought His will during this transition season. Last fall, we asked you to join us in praying for the hiring of a new director, and balancing the workload as we press forward with preparations for our 2016 student events. We appreciate your prayers more than you know – thank you! We are excited to share with you the direction the Lord has led PMI leadership and our team and the great confidence and peace we have to walk forward.
Precept Ministries International has spent the past few months evaluating why we do what we do and how to serve more effectively in the coming years. Throughout this process, PMI leadership has been strategically planning and prayerfully seeking the Lord as we look to the future and anticipate growth like never before! There is much that is transpiring and adjusting as we set our course to reach more people with the Word of God and introduce them to inductive Bible study.
With this long-term planning process taking place through the spring, we have decided not to hire a director at this point. Instead we’ve restructured our team to ensure that the essential elements of what we do remain the same at our student events. In lieu of a director, Transform will have the support and guidance from Precept’s Chief Mission Officer, John Hossler, who brings many years of ministry experience (including student ministry) and a contagious passion for establishing students in God’s Word. With this decision, much creativity and brainstorming has taken place. It has been exciting for our team to see how God is working out the details and providing what we need even if it is different from how we thought this transition would play out.
We share all this to supply you with answers to questions you may have and to console any uncertainties about the future of Transform Student Ministries. As a reminder for some, God began this ministry over 45 years ago with Kay teaching a group of teenagers on the hillside here in Chattanooga! Knowing that the heartbeat of Precept is to invest in future generations, we have great assurance and eager anticipation to see how God will continue developing young men and women as they are established in His Word through connections made with Precept & Transform!
Please join us in praying for:
–Unity among our new team and for grace to be given to each other as we learn and grow.
–An all-weekend planning session for EQUIP Boot Camp 2016 that will take place later this month. Pray for vision and direction as we discuss and determine details for this summer’s camp.
–Those who applied for EQUIP Boot Camp as they wait to hear about acceptance notifications, and for us as we make the decisions regarding who to bring to camp.