Time to Pray

So recently heard a quote which went along the lines of, why would you give a kid a toy without the battery? Pete Gregg from 24/7 Prayer!!

Of course he was referring to prayer in our lives, the necessity of it, the importance of it, and actually the requirement of it if we are to fulfil all that God has for us.

So to this end, we at RolltheRock are hosting a prayer evening on the 29 March, at 7.30 pm at Kairos network church, and we would love to see as many people there as possible to pray into our work, pray into the vision, pray into the finances, and so we hear God for all that he has for us.

So if you can make it please do come along, we want to ensure all that we are and do is rooted firmly in hearing from god, and we have the batteries in place for us to move forward.

Resource Funding

We have ideas to create a number of resources that will enable youth leaders to engage better with their young people around issues of identity and discipleship. We are also keen to develop resources to help leaders themselves, as they grow in their roles.

We are now looking for individuals to invest in the creation of these resources.

We need 20 people to invest £50 each into RolltheRock as a one-off gift, to enable us to explore these initiatives further.

Could you be one of those people?

If you would like to invest in the development of creative resources that enable young people and youth leaders to grow, please email info@rolltherock.org.uk and let us know that you want to be one of our resource resourcers!

Our hope is to launch these resources in the Spring, so please do consider this and let us know as soon as you can if you are able to support us in this way.

Bless you and, in advance, thanks.

Mentoring leaders 

It is great to be able to announce a new project that we are involved in, which will be launching later this year.

Through a partnership between the Bible Society in Australia, YFC International and ourselves, a new app is being launched this year, where young people can go to ask questions about faith and life.

There will be a variety of ways that this will work within the app, but what is exciting for us, is that young people can ask questions in a safe environment and young leaders will respond to those questions.

So what part are we playing?
To start with, there will be 24 young leaders under the age of 30 from across the world, responding to the questions sent in. Our role is to mentor them to ensure they have the space and time to grow as leaders, but also to explore any issues that may come up through this process.

As soon as this app is officially launched, we will send out information for young people to engage with it, but it is exciting to know that all the appropriate safe-guarding will be in place and there will be space available for young people to work things out, ask those questions and have help to process them. For us, it will be great to support young leaders, help them grow and enable them to work through their own questions, as they in turn support and enable others do the same.

So, we ask for your prayers for the following, please:
1: An increase of young leaders to support and answer questions that the young people send in.

2: That young people will engage with this and ask the questions.

3: That we will be able to raise up other mentors to support the young leaders.

4: That extra support, particularly in terms of finance, comes our way to enable us to take on this project and mentor these young leaders appropriately.

Our faith target 

So you would have read now that Ness Brown iss joining us at the beginning of 2016. This is exciting for a number of reasons:
1: Andy stated at the Charity launch in October 2014 that if it remained just him, then he would have failed, and so the team is now growing.
2: It is exciting as Ness brings experience, ideas, thought and vision that are necessary for us to see a diversity of ourr work, and an extension of our network.
3: it is exciting, because as the phrase says, iron sharpens iron, so all our workll become sharper as Andy and Ness bounce ideas of each other.
4: It is exciting because not only is it a faith target, but it is a faith risk as well. We have most of the money to cover Ness working with us, but we are trusting and believing in God for the rest of it.  We are praying that as we look to live out the vision that God has given us,   that the finances will follow that vision and continue to enable us not just to sustain, but to grow as well.
So we hope you are as excited as we are, and will stand with us as we move toward the end of 215, and into a new season for our existence.