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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.

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

Prayer at General Headquarters

You won’t regret coming home for a memorable day of prayer!

Bring your prayer team to Church of God General Headquarters to pray in Cleveland, TN.

Dr. Tim Hill invites Church of God pastors and members to “come home” through the Agree 18 Prayer Campaign. It’s simple. Pastors and members, especially prayer leaders and intercessors, are being invited to the International Offices of the Church of God in Cleveland, Tennessee to pray.

Doug Small, International Prayer Coordinator will be on hand to meet guests and he has a day of prayer planned. “We’ll meet in the rotunda that tells the story of our early years. Then, we’ll tour the campus. We’ll retrace our steps by completing prayer missions to various places on campus, for specific ministries in the three primary headquarters buildings.”

The benefit is that our people, many of whom have never been to our international offices will get the privilege of seeing the campus, learning about the denomination’s ministries, and having the opportunity to be partners in prayer. Dr. Tim Hill is challenging the church to bathe everything in prayer. “We want to plan well, but pray better!”

Those participating in the Agree 18 Come Home Campaign will be challenged to adopt a General Offices Prayer Partner. Small says, “The difference in all we do always comes back to the edge that prayer gives us! The great gift all of us can offer is the ‘gift of prayer’ to the effort of world evangelization.”

Also available is an optional field trip to Murphy to visit the historic steps of our heritage – Barney Creek, the Shearer Schoolhouse site, and the simple mountain home where the first general assembly took place.

The day-long experience will touch our early beginnings and our present-day global ministries. The primary purpose, Small says, is not merely education about our history or present ministries, but prayer mobilization. “We want our pastors and laity to adopt our international offices in prayer! We want prayer on-site, for the folks who work there daily, and those who labor around the world. We want continuous prayer, as watchers of the wall, for the ministries of the church around the world. Something happens when we pray on-site. God gives insight. Heart-bonds form. The Spirit speaks. And prayer sparks touch the world.”

Consider ‘coming home’ and bringing a van-load from your congregation to pray for the international church and its leaders.

Pray for the staff, for ministries, for global evangelism.
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Tour the facilities, drive by the Pentecostal Theological Seminary and through the campus of Lee University.
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Visit prayer tower at the North Cleveland Church of God.
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Travel to Barney Creek where it all began.
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Stand at the Shearer School site where the revival took place.
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Pray in the house that still stands, the site of the first ‘assembly.’

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Tentative Schedule

Tuesday
3:00 PM    Field trip to Shearer Site,
First Assembly meeting house
and Barney Creek

Wednesday
8:30 AM    Prayer Service
9:30 AM    Gather for Prayer – Rotunda
Campus Tour
10:00 AM    Regroup for Prayer Missions
to Various Parts of the Campus
Prayer Adoptions and Connections
11:15 AM    Chapel Service

 

News Release from the March 7, 2017 Event

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A group of 32 people from five states spent the day in southeast Tennessee, remembering and praying over the ministries of the Church of God.

The “Agree 17 Prayer Campaign” was led by Church of God Prayer Coordinator Doug Small. The day-long event was sub-titled, “It all started with a prayer meeting,” referring to the August 19, 1886 gathering of a handful of believers at the Barney Creek Meeting House, about 100 miles from Cleveland, and regarded by church historians as the birthplace of the Church of God.

The primary purpose of the campaign was to demonstrate a deliberate emphasis upon prayer for the personnel who lead the Church of God International Offices on a daily basis. Headquarters for the Church of God have been located in Cleveland, Tennessee since 1906, while other ministries, which began in later years, also maintain offices in the Southeast Tennessee city. Those include Pathway Press, Lee University, Pentecostal Theological Seminary, and numerous other ministries with roots in the Church of God.

The delegation began their day with a guided tour on the International Offices campus, which includes the World Evangelization Center, Discipleship and Education Center, and Leadership and Communications. After gathering back at the World Evangelization Center, the prayer group received instructions on specific prayer emphases and disbursed back across campus. They met and prayed with personnel for over an hour in their workspaces.

At 11:00 a.m. the on-campus event concluded with special introductions and prayer for the City of Cleveland. Guest of honor for the ceremony was Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowland, who has been in office since 1991 and is the city’s longest tenured mayor.

“The impact of the Church of God is definitely felt in this city,” Rowland stated at the ceremony. “You (Church of God) bring economic blessings, but the greatest contribution is the presence of the Holy Spirit anointing men and women who go from this place and follow our Lord’s Great Commission.”

“Through the years the Church of God has exhibited a powerful presence that gives comfort and inspiration to our citizenry,” Mayor Rowland continued. “Your faithfulness has not wavered in over a century and it is my prayer and pledge that our great partnership continue for centuries to come.”

The group gathering at the 11:00 am ceremony included International Offices employees and all five members of the Executive Committee. General Overseer Tim Hill greeted the audience and made a special presentation to the mayor. First Assistant General Overseer Raymond Culpepper introduced the mayor, while Third Assistant General Overseer David Ramirez prayed a prayer of dedication between the city of Cleveland and the Church of God.

Mayor Rowland concluded his remarks by saying, “To God be the glory, for we know who holds the future for both the City of Cleveland and the great Church of God.”

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Prayer Campaign Graphics

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Agree 18 Prayer Campaign

Like never before, God is calling us to selfless, vigilant, 24-7 prayer. Our General Overseer, Dr. Tim Hill, is sounding the trumpet. This effort is an expectation of a mighty move of God, not only in our churches, but in our cities, indeed, in North America and beyond.

Join me in a movement of prayer in our denomination beyond anything we have seen in our recent memory through the Agree 18 Prayer Campaign:

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8-Day Prayer Campaign – Intercessors on the Wall

Each week, 100 Church of God Congregations are asked to pray for the church and its ministries around the world. They are, in a sense, ‘on the wall’ that week. Correspondence to churches across the country will be mailed and emailed from the Church of God Prayer Ministries Office.

On your assigned week, 8 days of prayer, on the wall, I am asking you and your church to devote a week to prayer – for the Church of God and its global ministries; for the FINISH commitment; for revival in your congregation and awakening in North America and beyond. Click to download a list of assigned churches>

What you can do:

  1. Have a time of uncommon prayer during your Sunday morning service for global revival and the movement called the Church of God.
  2. Distribute this bulletin on Sunday morning or download a file to email. The files are also available for you to recreate in an alternative format. Contact laura@projectpray.org.
  3. Post information to your church website or social media.
  4. Consider opening the church for prayer during the week.
  5. Set-up a prayer chain or a prayer conference call. Let’s engage our people in praying for the harvest, near and far.
  6. Share the videos, the appeal from Dr. Hill for people to take their turn ‘on the intercessory wall,’ to not come down until the task is finished.
  7. Encourage your congregation to join the Saturday Night Fire Call; 9:00 PM EST; Call in number: 641-715-3580; Access Code: 466086.
  8. Review the many prayer opportunities available through Church of God Prayer Ministries on this website.

Resources:

  • Poster to announce your week on the wall (8.5×11 size or 11×17 size)
  • Bulletin Artwork to promote your week on the wall
  • Bulletin with a daily prayer guide to distribute the Sunday that begins your week on the wall
  • Power Point to share during Sunday morning service
  • Videos to share during Sunday morning service and throughout the week
  • News Release to send to local media or extract verbiage for emails
  • Images that can be added to your website or posted on social media

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Watch this video from General Overseer Tim Hill:

Commitment to Prayer

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Pentecostals Pray

Date and Time

Saturday, May 5, 2018
8:00am-4:00pm

Pre-Service

Prayer Service
Friday, May 4, 2018
7:00pm

Location

IPHC NC Conference
6754 East Street
Falcon, NC 28342

Mission

A prayer-evangelism vision and tools conference for pastors and prayer leaders providing training and
resources to launch a movement of missional praying.

Cost

$25/person with additional $10/person for lunch

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Tentative Schedule

Friday

  • 7:00pm Prayer Encounter

Saturday

  • 8:00 am Registration
  • 8:30 am Welcome
  • 8:45 am-9:55 am Plenary Session 1
  • 10:05 am-10:50 am Workshop I
  • 11:00 am-11:45 am Plenary Session 2
  • 11:55 am-12:40 pm Lunch I with possible Simultaneous Workshop 2
  • 12:45 pm-1:30 pm Lunch II with possible Simultaneous Workshop 2
  • 1:40 pm-2:25 pm Workshop 3
  • 2:30 pm-3:45 pm Plenary Session 3
  • 4:00 pm Dismissal

Workshops and Sessions

Learning sessions will be offered in six tracks: Pastor’s Track; Prayer Leadership Track; Intercessors Track; Prayer Evangelism/Mission Track; Children/Youth/Family Prayer; Personal Prayer/Prayer Models/Prayer Resources. Potential workshops include:

  • Leading a Prayer Focused Ministry
  • The Relationship of Pastor and Prayer Leader
  • Intercession: Facts & Feelings
  • Christians in Hostile Nations – An Overview
  • Prayer Evangelism
  • Experiencing Intimacy with God
  • Nurturing a Personal Prayer Life
  • Children in Prayer
  • Family Prayer
  • Prayer Stations & Prayer Models
  • Prayer Resources
  • Prayer Champion Pastors
  • Equipping and Connecting through Prayer
  • Praying for the Persecuted Church
  • Praying for Your City
  • Prayer Evangelism
  • Prayer Models 101
  • Children as Intercessors
  • Family Prayer (Beyond now I lay me down …)
  • The Prayer and Crisis Referral Ministry
  • Priority of Prayer in a Pastor’s Life
  • The Church Prayer Room
  • Commissioning Intercessors
  • Biblical Model for Prayer Evangelism
  • Praying Men
  • Uniting Churches for Awakening
  • Conducting an Annual Prayer Campaign
  • Intercession & Spiritual Mapping
  • The Watchman Prayer Ministry
  • Becoming a Loving Our Neighbors Congregation
  • Making the Bible Your Prayer Book
  • Campus Prayer Ministry Outreach
  • Recovering our Covenant Relationship with God (as a congregation) through Prayer
  • Prayer Leader Roles – Local Church
  • Moving from Reactive to Proactive Praying
  • Partnering Prayer with Compassion Ministries
  • Leadership that Prays
  • Personal Prayer Rooms
  • Spirit Enabled Prayer Ministry
  • Becoming a House of Prayer
  • Prayer in the Small Church
  • Effective Corporate Intercession
  • Growing Disciples Who Pray, Care and Share
  • Children in Prayer
  • Family Prayer Models
  • A Message to America from the Persecuted Church

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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