E.S.P.N Team Huddle 2022
The E.S.P.N. Team started at Wake Chapel Church near the beginning of 2004 and was entitled "Prayer Partners." We later changed the name to "E.S.P.N. Team," which stands for Everyone Should Pray Now. Essentially, E.S.P.N. team members are willing youth and adults within our church who are paired up to pray for each other. Youth and adults are encouraged to seek their team member out, give them encouragement, and develop a connection with one another so that each person knows how to pray specifically for their teammate. This is not a mentorship. Rather, this is an ongoing relationship that is kept active by the youth and adult that will last until the youth graduates high school.
To be eligible, students must have graduated the 6th grade, and both students and adults must be active members of Wake Chapel. As our youth ministry grows, so grows the need for more prayer partners. If you would like to be a prayer partner, please contact Seth Carter at the church.
In James 5 we are told that whether we are going through times of suffering or times of cheer we are to faithfully pray for one another, and praise God together. In Hebrews 10 we read, "And let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together." These instructions are vital for the fellowship and growth of a group of believers. Adults and youth can learn a lot from each other and be a irreplaceable source of encouragement to one another as well. To keep these two generations independent from one another would be a mistake.
So if you are an E.S.P.N. Team Member, say hello to your partner at church; go visit them at a concert or sporting event; write them a birthday card; give them a gift; ask if there is anything they need; find out what's happening in their life; and always remember to pray for them.