I love ministry leaders.  This week in conversations with three of them from both sides of our North American border, I offer up their ministry to you for prayer and action.

  • Casey Ross is a great lead pastor for Catalyst Church in Greenville South Carolina.  Catalyst is like all churches, supported by it’s members.  It’s in a cash crunch right now.  Pray big and help the great work of this team however you can.  We believe in them So do many, many others.
  • Bryn MacPhail leads a Presbyterian Church in Toronto that’s about to do a full 180 in ministry.  They are going to narrow the focus, create relevant, Orange environments and killer adult services in a staid, traditional church.  I told Bryn this would either succeed wildly or he’d be unemployed in 12 months.  Man, I love his courage and boldness. Bryn asked me to ask you to fill out a short survey to help his team shape the ministry.  Do that please.  I totally groove on Bryn.
  • Remember in prayer my friend Todd Dugard. Todd pastors Harvest Bible Chapel in Barrie and on Friday conducts a funeral for a ten year old girl, Jennie, who dropped dead suddenly at school Monday from a heart condition no one knew might be fatal.  Todd’s been with them all week, and as a preacher, i can promise you he’d appreciate your prayers on Friday for him, the family and everyone.

Leadership is never easy, but it’s so rewarding.  Let’s lift these guys up together this week.


  1. Bryn MacPhail on January 12, 2008 at 10:00 am

    Thanks Carey! As always, your gracious ways inspire me.

    The number of completed surveys has gone up considerably in the last 24hrs (I'm at 72 completed now, needing 100 – yep, just like Family Feud!). I hugely appreciate your help–thanks again!

  2. Carey Nieuwhof on January 11, 2008 at 10:33 am

    Thanks Casey, Jake and Ryan…Part of my heart is to see churches go from financially surviving to thriving. That's our wish for you at Catalyst. We love you guys and just want to see the Kingdom explode in and around you.

  3. ryan Fitzgerald on January 11, 2008 at 10:05 am

    carey, your prayers and encouragment mean a lot. God is doing something huge in greenville! Keep Praying BIG!

  4. Jake Miller on January 11, 2008 at 10:01 am

    Carey, thank you so much for the support and prayers! God is doing something big at Catalyst… keep praying big!

  5. Carey Nieuwhof on January 11, 2008 at 9:58 am

    And I guess we can keep your elders and Jim Kitson, your pastor, in our prayers too. So there's four church leaders.

  6. Allen Forget on January 11, 2008 at 8:49 am

    We are on a session retreat this weekend and I will take these prayer requests with me so that our entire eldership cam pray for these people and their ministries.

  7. Casey on January 11, 2008 at 7:42 am

    Hey man! Thank you for the support and prayers. Keep praying big!

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