Last Sunday we got the opportunity to hear from Tim Foster, Area Director of FOCUS in Baltimore. This is a Christian ministry committed to exploring "with independent school students a life of faith that is real, adventurous, intellectually sound, and eminently practical.

FOCUS has been in Baltimore for over 35 years, providing independent school students a way to address important questions about life with mentors and peers. FOCUS sponsors activities and events for independent school students in the area with the intention of sharing the Gospel in a way that is relevant and exciting. Staff and volunteers also meet regularly with students on their campuses.

With over 20 independent schools in Baltimore, the need for relational ministries like FOCUS is huge, especially within City Church’s surrounding neighborhoods. Will you join us as we support Tim and his wife, Jessica, as they follow God’s calling to this ministry?

As Tim shared on Sunday, we can be praying that the Lord would continue to open doors for them as they reach students in the Baltimore area. We are reminded of Paul’s words in Colossians 4:3-4 when he writes from prison,

"And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should."

Let’s also be praying that the Lord provides volunteers to this ministry. If anyone is interested in getting involved, they can contact Tim at