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“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus…” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
Thursday is the National Day of Prayer. In 1952, Congress passed a resolution calling for that annual focus; it was signed by Truman and has been part of our national fabric for nearly seven decades.
Thanksgiving is also a National holiday… but, like prayer, giving thanks is not a once-a-year exercise for followers of the Lord Jesus. Some things are occasional, by mandate; some practices are foundational, by choice. Pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances: miss a day, and you lose.
There are some things deserving of the once-a-year provision. The National Day of Prayer is – by Congressional mandate – the first Thursday of May. Without consent of Congress, the Golf Challenge was established 30 years ago, held in the second week of May.
I’m asking the Friends of The Master’s Program – I hope that includes you! – to be part of this amazing (virtual) event. Though a few of us will be on-the-course, fulfilling the Challenge mandate, the majority of participants will be at work on May 9th while doing their part in the Challenge effort.
This event – every year – funds the efforts involved in recruiting men and women – Christian leaders – into TMP. All year long, thousands of high-potential believers are invited to enroll in TMP in hosted events that are possible because of the proceeds from the Golf Challenge. In business, it’s called sales and marketing; in ministry, it’s recruitment. We spend about $150,000 annually to present our unique value proposition to Influencers whose value to the Kingdom multiplies exponentially through their involvement in Master’s. Outcomes made possible by the Golf Challenge will be measured in Eternity; as an investment, it rocks the house.
Here’s how it works: click here to become one of our sponsors. We have a few folks raising support from their friends (I’m among those, as you can see). Pick your favorite; it all goes in the same bucket. You’ll be helping to underwrite the advancement of the ministry reach of The Master’s Program, which exists to propel the advancement of the Kingdom. Cheri and I are deeply invested in this effort; we’re inviting you to join us again this year.
Pray and give thanks every day; do something special this Thursday to show your world that prayer is not a futile exercise, but a source of provision offered by God to His People.
And… would you make today a day of eternal investment for 2019? Make a generous pledge to the work we do in The Master’s Program: helping Christian leaders explore, expose and, then, exploit their unique Kingdom Calling. Your partnership in the Golf Challenge will be essential to our continued impact with high-impact people like you.
Click here to make a secure online commitment to the Golf Challenge effort. We’ll send you a tax-deductible receipt; God will include your faith-driven contribution in your eternal portfolio, to be returned and rewarded later…
Thanks – in advance! – for teeing-off (virtually) with us again this year!