Vic Black

About Vic Black

Every Navigator’s passion is to help others “to know Christ, make Him known, and help others do the same®.” Through small-group Bible studies and Life-to-Life® discipleship, we come alongside people and teach them to be Christ’s followers as they study and apply the Word of God to chart their lives. Then we train them to pass what they have learned on to others.

As part of Navigators Nations Within, we seek a more cohesive mosaic of diverse peoples within the United States. We’re focused on advancing the Gospel to those within our nation who have a cultural or national identity distinct from the majority culture. We do this because the bouquet of the nations in the United States is a Kingdom opportunity. As a ministry of The Navigators our end game is seen in Revelation 7:9, to see “a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb” (ESV). That’s exactly what we strive to do—one relationship at a time.

Updates

May 14, 2020

Prayer Update From Vic and Lindy Black
May 2020

Virtual meetings via video conferencing (Zoom normally) is beyond the point of novelty and into the realm of Zoom overload! Many of you are likely experiencing this same thing. For us, it is a serious prayer request: That God would grant us His very real grace to extend love and the benefit of the doubt to others, and to give grace to ourselves in the midst of fatigue and disappointments.

Week of May 11-15, Lindy has NLT week. We are beginning budget season (later than normal due to COVID-19), processing our annual Culture Engagement Survey results, and focusing on moving our strategic initiatives forward even though Covid-19 has drastically impacted the life, travel and normal flow of our field, support, and business ministries (NavPress, Glen Eyrie, and Eagle Lake Camp). Pray for wise stewardship of our time, energies, leadership and finances.

Our next Alpha (check out ALPHAUSA.COM) discussion is on Saturday (March 16). Our friends are opening up, becoming more and more vulnerable and expressive about some of the more challenging questions about life, purpose, and God. In God’s grace and timing, there is a get away weekend built into the Alpha Course. Our weekend is scheduled for May 22-24. Please pray for this weekend at one of their mountain homes. Pray for a growing depth of relationship and trust between us, and for the good news of Jesus to be received by faith.

Each week Vic leads Abide Catalyst groups for our different ministry contexts. He is refining the catalyst pieces with the help of a great editor in order to develop them into a final form. The desire and plan is that staff and friends will use them to personally go deeper in abiding in Christ and will pass them on to others. Please pray for a life-changing impact from these resources.

Our kids and grand kids are all doing quite well. Thank you for praying for Jason, our son who is an emergency room physician. He has been protected from the virus, has been blessed by all the food and affirmations from the community, and gets really hot under all the gear he has to wear all the time!

Please pray Psalm 61:1-4 with us…

Hear my cry, O God;
listen to my prayer.
From the ends of the earth I call to you,
I call as my heart grows faint;
lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
For you have been my refuge,
a strong tower against the foe.
I long to dwell in your tent forever
and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.

February 14, 2020

Prayer Update From Vic and Lindy Black
February 2020

January brought both some space to re-group for the year ahead, do some needed planning, and a celebration of Lindy’s dad’s 90th birthday. Vic’s trip to Detroit was full of excellent people engagements. Lindy has been able to do quite a bit of work related to mentoring and curriculum planning for leader development. Thank you for praying!

10 – 13 Lindy has NLT week. Pray for wisdom for Lindy as she leads. This week involves many aspects of implementing strategy, budget planning, being developed in prayer, and personnel conversations. She is deeply dependent on your prayers for wisdom, strength, and grace. We host the NLT couples’ dinner at our home on February 12.

10 Throughout the month, Vic connects with key people who are giving insight and direction to the Abide Gatherings that will be happening across the US in major cities. Pray for wisdom and unity as we seek to bless our staff. Once these plans are in place, Vic’s engagement and travel schedule will increase significantly.

13, One of the highlights of my (Vic’s) week is the Fire Team prayer group praying together every Thursday morning. You could even mark your calendar for every Thursday morning, 8:00 – 10:00. A group of leaders meet with no agenda except to seek God, to experience Him more deeply, and to follow Him in what we should pray for.

17 – 21, This is Board Week for those of the NLT who are engaged with the Board of Directors. Lindy is one of those. An NLT Council of national leaders will also join and receive experiential development in this strategic and specific aspect of leading the US work. Pray for great connections with Board members, learners’ hearts, and growth in understanding of the U.S. Board functions.

29 Our third time with our Alpha group. Our first two times together have involved very lively discussion! We feel one is close to salvation. Lindy bought her a Bible and will meet with her for lunch in the next 2 weeks. She hasn’t engaged with the Scriptures personally. Please pray for both couples to GROW in their understanding of who Jesus is and all He offers to us.

Thanks so much for praying!
Vic & Lindy

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