What is 4.4.40?
4.4.40 is a 40 day initiative that mobilizes people to pray, serve and love our city. It's our hope and desire that through these 40 days, the Church will be tuned into what God is doing in our city and join Him in it!
Throughout the 40 day period, people to spend 4 minutes a day at 4:00pm praying for the city over the course of 40 days. They may elect to receive prayer reminders at 4pm via phone, text or email with a short verse and prayer focus for each day.
People seek out at least 4 different service opportunities and commit at least 4 hours to serving in each area over the course of the 40 days (16 total hours) . People can choose to serve in their neighborhoods, with friends and family or with the many non-profit organizations in our city.
2014's initiative will take place from Wednesday, March 12 through Sunday, April 20th.
Let's cover the city...
Need a reminder to pray?
Sometimes we all can use a little help remembering. Don't worry...we've got you covered! Choose a way that you'd like to be reminded and we will send a quick reminder with a prayer prompt each day at 4:00pm.
Why does 4.4.40 exist?
o To Seek His Face
“Yet not my will, but yours be done. Luke 22:42”
4.4.40 is a call to prayer. We recognize that nothing of significance will happen in our city without a move of God's Spirit. Our prayers focus on praising God, repenting of sin, declaring his Word and yielding ourselves to Him.
o To Declare His Goodness
“I believe that I will look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Psalm 27:13”
4.4.40 is call to hope. As we claim Scripture for the places we live and work, we believe that God will move and break through in various ways by His Spirit.
o To Be His Church
“...that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that You have sent me... John 17:20-23
4.4.40 is a call to unity. We long to see the Church unite together in our prayer, love and service towards our cities. The heart of God, as reflected in Scripture is that His people would live together in unity.
o To Love His People
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. John 13:34”
4.4.40 is a call to love. The love that God has shown each of us compels us to move into loving relationships with one another. 4.4.40 is a time for us to put feet to our faith and show His love to the people of our city in tangible ways.
o To Light His City
“Let your light shine before others so that they may see your good works and give glory to the Father. Matthew 5:16”
4.4.40 is a call to live. Being the Church means moving outside the walls of our buildings and into the places where God’s love is needed most. We declare and demonstrate the good news of the Gospel as we live lives that show and tell people who God is.
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