Team work makes the dream work

Team work makes the dream work

Summer LINK Raleigh has officially started and we are so excited to see what the Lord is going to do. This summer looks a little different than previous years. Our residents will be participating in Summer LINK this year as we are in the midst of leadership transitions. This summer will be busy with serving Open Door Church and our community and we are excited to see them impacted for the Kingdom.

We started off our Summer LINK with a Kick-off party where we had some good food, fellowship, and time in the Word. Sean Robinson, our Area Director, encouraged us from 1 Thessalonians 5:16- 18 which says,

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

 Give thanks in all circumstances.

Man, it’s so easy to give thanks when things are going good and our circumstances are going our way, but what about when our circumstances seem dim and hopeless? Or when our circumstances don’t go like we think they should? If you’re participating in Summer LINK, or just breathing, something this summer will not go your way or your circumstance will change at the last minute. What is our natural response?

To grumble. Complain. Worry. Cry. Throw a fit.

Giving thanks is often not our response let alone our last response.

This summer we want to give thanks in all our circumstances- no matter what they are. We want to be all in. We firmly believe that what we put in, we get out. So, we’re committed as a team to be all in, giving thanks in all circumstances, and making the dream work. Because, team work makes the dream work.

Speaking of our team, here they are:

This summer is full of activities at Open Door and within our community. Here are some of the activities we will be doing this summer and some ways that you could be praying for our team as we serve together this summer.

Summer LINK activities:

  • Equip Nights
  • Studying through the book of 1 Thessalonians
  • Outreach Events
  • Power Camp
  • Creed Camp
  • Youth Events: Water Day, Road Trip, etc.
  • Discipleship/training times
  • Summer LINK Debrief


Prayer Requests:

  • Pray for our team as the summer will be busy and at times exhausting
  • Pray for our leadership transition
  • Pray for travels as we do camps
  • Pray for our time in the Word


We are expecting the Lord to big things in the hearts of this team and the lives they minister to this summer! Thank you for your prayers!


Summer LINK Raleigh