The Pray for Me Campaign is a ministry of One Hundred Years, a family of ministries helping individuals, families, and churches make a difference for generations to come. One Hundred Years exists to help every generation reach the next generation with the greatness of God by serving the church through equipping leaders, fostering intergenerational relationships and providing effective resources.
Meet the One Hundred Years Team
Since 2020, the Pray for Me Campaign has partnered with LeaderTreks for the shipping and handling of the Pray for Me Prayer Guides. LeaderTreks and the Pray for Me Campaign share the same heart for inspiring intergenerational relationships.
The Pray for Me Campaign is the overflow of over two decades of ministry to hundreds of churches and youth leaders by the Youth Leader Collective (previously the Chattanooga Youth Network).
Since 1994, the Youth Leader Collective has connected, coached and cared for youth leaders across denominational and racial lines to advance the effort of bringing the greatness of God to the next generation.
The Pray for Me Campaign emerged as Tony Souder and the leaders of the Youth Leader Collective considered the national statistics indicating the rise of students leaving the church. While the research was unsettling, it also provided clarity.
Repeatedly, the research suggested the when multiple adult believers invest in the lives of students, they are more likely to stay connected to the church and flourish in their faith. Naturally, the team began to ask:
“How can we connect more adults with more young people more naturally than ever before?”
Choosing to take the most basic of Christian acts—prayer—and make it the connecting point between the generations, they created the Pray for Me Campaign.
The Pray for Me Campaign exists to create a vast web of intergenerational relationships for young people. We see sustainable faith as the goal, intergenerational ministry as the process, and prayer as the catalyst.
We envision a Church that is empowered to pass on a sustainable faith to the next generation.
Because passing on a genuine faith is most effective when we can taste the sweetness of following Jesus from every generation, we hope to see every young person surrounded by a team of Prayer Champions from multiple generations.
We desire to equip those Prayer Champions to pray strategically for the next generation. The Pray for Me Prayer Guides train Prayer Champions to pray specific, Scripture-based prayers for children or students through the lens of the 7 Essentials—seven aspects of life that are necessary for someone to flourish in living faithfully before God and man.
And we believe that prayer provides an easy, natural, and non-threatening way to initiate relationships across generational lines.
We pray that God may be pleased in establishing relationships across generational lines throughout his entire Church, and we pray that our effectiveness in offering a clear picture of the beauty and majesty of Jesus to the next generation may increase hundredfold. May God be praised.