Father, please help us to be a group who invests in training for the sake of the gospel. Help us to think beyond our present circumstances to the future, and consider how we can be equipped to face it. May we be people who work towards godliness and prepare for character change. May we pass on the message of Christ to others, discipling faithfully. Help us to think carefully about how we rightly handle the word of truth. May it always shape our training, setting our foundation, providing our goals, fuelling our strategies, that we might not build up our own foolish kingdom but yours for your glory.