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Prayer Leadership Training RSVP

January 8-10
Cleveland, TN

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Strategic Prayer Training

Administrative Bishops, State Prayer Leaders and Teams, Key Pastors and Leaders who might help with some aspect of the prayer process are invited to attend AGREE 19, a revival and prayer convocation, in Cleveland, TN, Tuesday, January 8-Thursday, January 10, 2019.

We will meet jointly with the Unreached People Group Coalition.

I want to identify a prayer leader-trainer for every nation, whose goal would be to mobilize prayer in every congregation in that nation. In addition, I want to identify regional mobilizer-trainers for each of the 21 global regions. This is where you could play a critical role. I need peers to these 21 global regional trainers, mentors and peer-trainer mobilizers to these regions and nations, who would, perhaps like you, be willing to travel abroad, raising up praying-missional congregations with a focus on the lost around them, including UPGs.

Each evening we will gather at the Church of God General headquarters, in the Communication Center, for the live-broadcast of the global prayer service with Dr. Hill, members of the Executive Committee and church leaders. In 2018, the theme was prayer. In 2019, the theme will be ‘care’ without dismissing prayer. In 2020, the theme will be ‘share’ with prayer and care in the background. We are on a mission, to encourage our churches to be ‘houses of prayer,’ that demonstrate compassion to the lost and look for opportunities to share Christ.

We have relaunched The Praying Church Movement. This is our attempt to get each congregation to be intentional in their prayer effort, which begins with naming a prayer learning team. Currently, we have 600 churches across the nation that are being intentional about congregational prayer leadership.

If we assume prayer, like assuming the fire on the altar, it will die. If we don’t direct it, shape its theology, it will degenerate to self-interested prayer – prayer requests. We must recover prayer that is at its heart worship, and at its edge mission.

We want to come out of our January meeting firing on all cylinders and we especially want to raise the level of intercessory prayer engagement. We want to vision our future. We cannot afford, in these last days, to allow our prayer effort to become stale and rote. Let’s take Jesus seriously. He wants the church to be a ‘house of prayer for the nations.’ I think he is calling us to turn some tables over in the temple!

Registration fee received on-site:

  • $35 for School of Prayer Training only (Tuesday morning)
  • $35 for Strategic Prayer Training (Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday and Thursday morning)
  • $50 for both events (all 3 days)

Please contact us if cost is an issue and we will find scholarship assistance. 855-842-5483

Tentative Schedule

January 8-10, 2019

TUESDAY

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – North Cleveland Church of God

School of Prayer Associate Certification Training

  • Training to conduct schools of prayer across your region.

1:00 PM – 4:30 PM – North Cleveland Church of God

Strategic Prayer Training

  • Church Revitalization – A Praying Church
  • Church and Mission – Engaging the Unreached

7:00 PM – Church of God International Offices, Communication Center

AGREE 19 Live Broadcast

 

WEDNESDAY

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM – North Cleveland Church of God

Strategic Prayer Training

  • Building Your State Prayer Leadership Team and Promoting Prayer
  • The Praying Church Movement

1:00 PM – 4:30 PM – North Cleveland Church of God

Global Strategy Meeting

  • Focus: Integrating Prayer Mobilization and the Unfinished Harvest
  • Goal: To gather prayer leaders and pastors to develop a strategy to mobilize, missional-worshipful, unceasing prayer, around the world.
  • NATIONALLY – A prayer leader for every nation; REGIONALLY – a prayer trainer for every region; HERE – a prayer trainer-partner for every region and for nations.
  • In 2020, to conduct a global prayer leader-trainer gathering with regional prayer leaders from around the world for extensive training; and to partner prayer trainer-supporters here (US) with prayer trainer-mobilizers around the world; including the adoption of Unreached People Groups for prayer and engagement.

7:00 PM – Church of God International Offices, Communication Center

AGREE 19 Live Broadcast

 

THURSDAY

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM – North Cleveland Church of God

Strategic Prayer Training

  • Major Prayer Campaigns, Initiatives and Resources including: Pentecost Sunday Emphasis, 2019 – 2020; The “Go” Campaign; The Prayer Training Network

7:00 PM – Church of God International Offices, Communication Center

AGREE 19 Live Broadcast

 

HOTEL OPTIONS

Holiday Inn Express
4355 Holiday Inn Express Way NW
Cleveland, TN 37312
(423) 790-1199

Fairfield Inn
2815 Westside Dr NW
Cleveland, TN 37312
(423) 664-2501

Hampton Inn
4355 Frontage Rd NW
Cleveland, TN 37312
(423) 458-1222

Wingate
110 Interstate Dr NW
Cleveland, TN 37312
(423) 478-1212

LaQuinta
130 Interstate Dr NW
Cleveland, TN 37312
(423) 813-7300

The Praying Church Movement

Join a Prayer Community!

Motivate and mobilize your congregation toward deeper levels of prayer.

THE MOVEMENT: A network of local prayer leaders who are on a journey to bring prayer to the heart of all they do.

THE PURPOSE: To encourage, challenge, inspire, and resource believers as they seek to motivate and mobilize their church toward deeper levels of prayer.

THE MISSION: To connect prayer leaders with something bigger than themselves, such as,  national initiatives, Prayer Trainers Program, Prayerborne – Intercessor’s Alliance.

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A video was produced to promote this initiative at state/regional minister’s meetings:

Small-Town Pastor’s Conference

Pastor’s conferences abound, but those specifically focused on the small congregation in rural areas or small towns are rare. America’s attention has been drawn to the mega-church. However, the mean of church attendance in the nation is 75. Ninety-percent of churches are less than 350. Some 70% of churches are single-cell congregations served by a part-time, bi-vocational pastor. In a sense, this is the backbone of America’s faith.

It is often assumed that large churches are healthy and more effective. However, recent studies indicate that church health is not a size issue. And further, that small churches can be extremely effective when equipped and refocused.

This is the first multi-denomination
Pastor’s Conference of its kind.
Come and be strengthened by dynamic experienced speakers
and fellowship with others who are like-minded and in similar circumstances.

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General Assembly 2018 Participant Evaluation

Thank you for being a part of prayer at the Church of God General Assembly this year. Please take a moment to complete this survey. Thank you!

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FINISH Commitment

General Overseer of the Church of God, Tim Hill has set forth his vision for the FINISH Commitment, a “Global Church Focus on the Great Commission.”

Declare your pledge to prayer as part of the FINISH Commitment by completing this form>

Prayer Ministries has adopted these commitments and goals based on the ‘I’ in FINISH which stands for INTERCEDE, making prayer and worship the highest privilege and greatest responsibility of every believer.

“Whatsoever you shall ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive” (Matthew 21:22 KJV).

We are committed to:

  • Commit globally to 6,000,000 hours of prayer annually for the FINISH Commitment.
  • Recruit globally 1,000,000 prayer partners, providing prayer 24/7.
  • Implement an intentional FINISH Prayer/Fasting Initiative annually in each local church, state, region, and area of the world.

As part of the plan to fulfill these goals, the Prayer Ministries Office charges each church to pray 5 minutes once a month for a Global Harvest. Below are resources for your use including a bulletin insert and power point. There are resources for 37 months, then begin back at Issue 01.

Bulletin Inserts

Power Point Files

Join these prayer connection calls (Call-in number: 641-715-3580; Access Code: 466086):

  • Saturday Night Fire Call – Each Saturday – 9:00 PM EST
  • Pray for Unreached Peoples – First Wednesday of each month – 12:30 PM EST

Commitment to Prayer

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Prayerborne

The intercessor is a critical member of a congregational ministry team!

We encourage pastors to identify and mobilize PrayerBorne Chapters in your church. One chapter: multiple teams. Although a team of intercessors does not constitute the whole of prayer ministry, a church must be prayer centered in communion with God, transformational praying – and that will make intercession even more potent. We want to mobilize intercessors to support the Million Hour Prayer Campaign. The goal is 15-20% of our membership across the state in a prayer-connection. Imagine being able to partner intercessors with church planters, mobilize intercessors in this or that part of the state – this is an advantage to you, and to the national prayer effort.

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PRAYERBORNE MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES

  • Pastor’s Prayer Partners. Ideally, recruit every member of your church as a prayer partner for the pastor. Ask them to pray for him one day a month, the day of their choice, a date they will remember, such as their anniversary of birthdate. Provide a weekly bulletin of prayer points.
  • Prayer and Crisis Referral Line. Your congregation can operate a 24-7 community prayer line in connection with a national ministry that is a partner of Church of God Prayer Ministries for only $175 a year, less than a third of the typical costs. Get your volunteers trained, and in connection with other partner congregations across the nation, we can provide 24 hour coverage, with local referrals coming back to you. Your people are effectively trained, used in the national ministry; and you provide a unique service to the city and the nation; and garner a stream of referrals.
  • Establish Intercessory Prayer Teams. Partner your intercessors to share mutual prayer concerns, team them for direction and for confirmation.
  • Participate in the Virtual Prayer Wall (VPW). This 24-7 nationwide virtual prayer meeting is by and for Church of God Congregations. Your Prayerborne Chapter or an IPT adopts an hour ‘on-the-wall.’ They connect by phone weekly at the same time and pray. We provide a prayer meeting template and suggestions for prayer.
  • Prayer Evangelism. Prayer for the lost, neighborhood prayer evangelism, systematic prayer walking.
  • The Wailing Wall Project. Create a wailing-wall in your church, a special section dedicated to remembering the not-yet-committed loved ones and friends.
  • The Home-based Intercessors Network. Do you have a significant number of shut-ins or seniors who can’t get out to a prayer meeting? Mobilize them for prayer. Not only can they be activated to pray, virtually on-call, but they can also be trained to ‘call-out’ for prayer. They can be a stand-by force to pray for those in surgery or recovery.
  • The Pager-Prayer Alert System. Buy a pager – and give it to someone convalescing in a hospital, someone awaiting surgery. They are not in a position to take a lot of calls, but folks can dial the pager number and when it vibrates, the individual knows it is a message from church folks saying, “I am praying!” You can use text messages in the same way.
  • Adopt a School for Prayer. Encourage intercessors and IPTs to adopt a school, perhaps one near the church, or where they live, as a prayer partner. Find support materials at www.praycog.org.
  • Adopt a Badge. Encourage your intercessors to adopt a police or fireman, perhaps, the entire church might want to take someone on as a partner. Find support materials at www.adopt-a-cop.org.
  • Participate in the Million Hour Prayer Campaign. Go to www.1plus1.cc for resource materials. Add one-minute to your daily prayer time; and five minutes to your congregational prayer time on the first Sunday of every month.
  • Be a part of the Billion Souls Prayer Campaign. Alert intercessors. Get a monthly email update. Mark the last Sunday of October for the Annual Day to Pray for Unreached People Groups. Adopt an unreached people group for prayer. www.billion.tv/networking/prayer.
  • Connect to the One Cry Million Intercessors Movement. Prayerborne is a partner to the process. Pray for revival and awakening in the United States.
  • Launch a Spiritual Mapping project in your city.
  • Launch a city-wide prayer network, a prayer council. For more information, go to www.pc2ln.org.
  • Adopt a missionary for prayer.
  • Adopt a nation for prayer.
  • Begin a Senior-Care Program.
  • Establish PIT Crews. 3-5 intercessors who agree to become ‘the intercessors’ for a given ministry in your congregation. Ensure every ministry is a prayed-for ministry.
  • Develop Simultaneous Intercessory Teams.
  • Train healing and deliverance teams for special soaking prayer services.

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