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Hutchison: The one prayer we should pray for each other —

By CIY Staff

Todd Hutchison has seen the influence of CIY in the lives of students year after year.

This CIY board member has brought students to MOVE events and played other roles in the organization for almost 30 years. Hutchison leads the children and student ministry – and is a member of the preaching team – at Pathway Church in Wichita, Kansas. He is also on the board of trustees at Manhattan Christian College.


“I believe CIY is such a powerful ministry,” Hutchison said. “It’s awesome to watch the team at CIY use their gifts to advance the gospel of Jesus Christ in such creative and innovative ways.”


Many scriptures stand out to Hutchison, but he said he loves Paul’s prayer to the church in Ephesians 3:14-21 (NLT):

“When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
“Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.”


“I think it’s one we should be praying for one another,” Hutchison said. “My hope is that students would be overwhelmed with the reality of Jesus rescuing them from their sin and then jump into the incredible work that God is asking them to join in building his Kingdom. I want them to be firmly connected to their local church, and reach out to share their story of how Christ made them new.”


CIY’s board of trustees is made up of 13 members, all of whom volunteer their time and resources to further the mission of CIY, as well as serve as spiritual leaders in their own communities.