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PRAYER PARTNERS

5:1

Research shows intergenerational relationships are linked with faith that sticks (Sticky Faith, by Kara Powell and Chap Clark). At Constance, our vision is to see every 5th-12th grade student connecting with five adults who model active faith. Whether you are a student, parent, or adult in our congregation, you can help accomplish this vision. Consider where you might fit in the 5:1 vision. Are you an adult with faith to pass on to the next generation? Are you a student looking for faith role models? Are you a parent helping a child identify their five? There are many ways to connect intergenerational to make a lasting impact.

FOR PARENTS

Parents play a key role in helping children identify their “five.” These can include Christian relatives, coaches, or adults at church. Parents can be intentional about inviting these faith role models to walk alongside their kids, especially during the teen years.

5:1 IN ACTION

  • Ask your child to tell you who they look up to when it comes to their faith.
  • Encourage your child to turn to a trusted adult when they have questions about life and faith.
  • Invite a faith role model to a birthday celebration or a family dinner. 

FOR STUDENTS

Every middle and high school student can identify at least five adults who are faith role models in their lives. While the names of these adults may change throughout the years, the ratio remains the same.

5:1 IN ACTION

  • Send a text or a note to thank someone who has modeled faith for you.
  • Invite an adult friend to attend your sporting event or school performance.
  • Ask an adult role model to join you in a favorite activity.

FOR CONSTANCE ADULTS

Every believing adult has the potential to be a faith role model for a young person. Being a role model does not require special training or expertise. It can be as easy as getting to know a young person through a shared activity and engaging in simple conversations related to faith.

5:1 IN ACTION

  • Make a list of the young people in your life (church, family, neighborhood, etc.) and pick one or two to pray for this month.
  • Look for a way to volunteer in a student ministry.
  • Get to know and encourage a young person who serves with you at church.

Consider Prayer Partners...

PRAYER PARTNERS

Our vision is to see students encouraged through a community of intergenerational relationships, developing grace-based, gospel-centered faith.

As a church, we realize that students need older generations to model faith and pray for them. The Prayer Partner Initiative will match students with same-gender prayer partners from our congregation. We want to see relationships form as students gain trusted adults in their lives who love and follow Jesus.

At Constance, students ages 10-20 have the opportunity to be paired with a praying adult from our community. This adult can be chosen by the student and their parents or selected by the Family Ministry staff. Students can count on their prayer partner to periodically ask for prayer requests, to occasionally meet for a doughnut in the Prayer Partner Café, and of course – to pray! This partnership is intended to last for one year, but partners may choose to continue longer. Parents will be asked to help younger students register and connect with prayer partners. Parents are encouraged to meet the adult partner, give approved contact information, and help with scheduling.

Adults at Constance will have the opportunity to become a prayer partner for a student. Adults may wish to select a young person they already know or receive a student match from us. This commitment will involve regularly asking your student for prayer requests, occasionally connecting at the Prayer Partner Café, and of course – faithfully praying! You will receive a Prayer Partner Guide including guidelines and suggestions for making the most of your experience.

HOW DO I START?

Fill out the appropriate registration form listed below. Parents of minors are required to give permission for their student’s involvement. Constance staff will process applications, run background checks, and give approval for all adults who apply. Prayer Partner matches will be made based on availability.

New Adults & Students Registration

Returning Adults & Students Registration