By Jamey Houghton – Franktown, Colorado… Reconnecting with missing church members is the goal of the women’s ministry group at the Franktown, Colorado congregation.
In the month of January, the Women’s Ministries director developed a plan to hold thirty days of prayer revival, after which the women would make an attempt to reach those who haven’t been seen in a while.
“We have about forty women on our membership list that no longer attend the Franktown Church. I announced the project and its intent for about three weeks before we started it,” Jamey Houghton, pastor of Franktown Church said.
In the month of February, each member of the women’s ministry group chose four names to pray over for thirty days, and then to make a reconnection attempt.
As with any church membership list, there were a lot of phone numbers that were no longer in service, and some on the list had moved out of state.
However, some of those that were contacted have been in correspondence on a regular basis.
One individual stated that she has been considering coming back to church.
Another individual who hadn’t been to the Franktown church in more than 25 years, and thought her membership had been removed, has requested Bible studies to reconnect with Jesus.
Yet, another was thankful that someone had reached out to her. She felt God was speaking to her through the reconnection attempt.
The Women’s Ministries team is continuing to pray for all the missing parishioners, that the Holy Spirit touches their hearts and lets them know that they are loved.
—Jamey Houghton is pastor of Franktown, Colorado church; photo supplied.