Virtual Prayer Meeting 2018

The Power of Prevailing Prayer

Virtual Prayer Meeting

January 7-28, 2018

A national virtual prayer meeting will take place for North America from Sunday, January 7 through Sunday, January 28. Nightly, at 9 PM EST time, Christians from across the continent can join a live prayer call focused on revival and awakening by calling (712) 770-4172 or (712) 770-4173; Access Code: 1234. New this year, the time of prayer will be live-streamed via americapray.net and on Facebook.

The call will last 60 minutes with a special afterglow each night. Special guests already scheduled on the call include Alton Garrison, Assistant Superintendent of the Assemblies of God; Tom Phillips, Vice President of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association; Kay Horner, the Awakening America Alliance; and Michael Obi, African Strategic Prayer Leaders Network and many more.

Douglas Small, President of Alive Ministries: Project Pray says, “The list of participants this year reads like a ‘Who’s Who,” among respected Evangelical-Pentecostal leaders committed to prayer and spiritual awakening.” The call will have an interdenominational flavor. Leaders from across the nation are scheduled to host the prayer call throughout the 22 days.

Each day, a devotional challenge will be emailed to those requesting updates on the call. The devotional is an excerpt from Brian Sutton’s newest book, Conversation with God, The Power of Prevailing Prayer.

To receive updates and the daily emails for the call sign-up at americapray.net.

Doug Small, noted, “We hope members will tune in nightly. And in some cases, that pastors will call a prayer revival, gather their congregations, listen in and prayer along with the prayer calls.”

All across the nation, it is estimated that millions will begin the year by fasting and praying for spiritual renewal. The Power of Prevailing Prayer, Virtual Prayer Meeting, is a way of drawing us together toward the goal of a Great Awakening in our culture.

For more information about these prayer opportunities, visit americapray.net or praycog.org. Email laura@projectpray.org or call the Project Pray Office at 855-842-5483.

 

 

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

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

Register today>

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

Prayer Leadership Training

State Prayer Leaders and Teams are invited to Cleveland, TN for the annual campus revival, prayer training and global virtual prayer event – Tuesday, January 9-Thursday, January 11.

The event will continue with the virtual prayer simulcast Tuesday evening at General Headquarters led by Dr. Hill. Prayer Leader training will take place during the day on Wednesday and Thursday at North Cleveland Church of God. The campus revival and prayer simulcast continues each evening at General Headquarters. Last year, on the final night, we had some 40,000 watching the global prayer event online. A tentative schedule is outlined below.

The meeting this year will be structured very differently. We will conduct ‘focus groups’ on various aspects of the denominational prayer effort. I want us to roll up our sleeves and drill down into the prayer process. My hope is that what we model in Cleveland, you will do in your state. The ‘focus groups’ will be break-out sessions in which we explore various prayer concerns, look at the data, and project solutions. Each ‘focus group’ will be chaired by a team.

Please complete the Focus Group response and return to us as soon as possible. This list may change with your responses. It may shrink or expand. There may be additions or deletions.

The registration fee is a modest $50. Please contact me if cost is an issue and I will find a scholarship assistance. Or ask your Administrative Bishop for assistance.

This meeting is open to State Prayer Leaders, members of the State Prayer Leadership teams, State Administrative Bishops and their staff, and key pastors and leaders in your state who might help with some aspect of the prayer process, going forward. Come one and all.

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!

P. Douglas Small
Prayer Coordinator

Online registration is now closed. Thank you.

Tentative Schedule

TUESDAY
9:30 a.m. Optional Certification for Associate School of Prayer Check-in (North Cleveland Church of God)
10:00 a.m. Optional Certification for Associate School of Prayer Begins
4:00 p.m. Optional Certification for Associate School of Prayer Concludes

WEDNESDAY
8:00 a.m. State Prayer Leadership and FIND Coalition Check-in (North Cleveland Church of God)
8:30 AM Welcome – Dr. Tim Hill
9:00 AM The Challenge – P. Douglas Small; Focus Groups
10:00 AM Special Program – the PCCNA 3-Year Emphasis
10:30 AM Global Communion Service
12:00 PM Working Lunch and Focus Groups
1:30 PM Focus Groups
4:00 PM Focus Group Reports
4:30 PM Dismiss – Dinner on Your Own
6:30 PM Set-up for Video Simulcast Prayer Experience (Media Center – Communications Building)
7:00 p.m. Go live with the Video Simulcast Prayer Experience
9:00 p.m. Global Virtual Prayer Meeting

THURSDAY
8:30 AM Welcome – Devotion (North Cleveland Church of God)
9:15 AM Resource Review
10:00 AM Focus Groups
11:30 AM Focus Group Reports
12:00 PM Working Lunch
1:00 PM Special Program – PLCE and School of Prayer Certification Where do we go from here? Visioning Our Future!
4:30 PM Dismiss – Dinner on Your Own
6:30 PM Set-up for Video Simulcast Prayer Experience (Media Center – Communications Building)
7:00 p.m. Go live with the Video Simulcast Prayer Experience
9:00 p.m. Global Virtual Prayer Meeting

 

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

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:

Learn how you can visit and pray at General Headquarters>

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

Order printed resources>

Watch this video from General Overseer Tim Hill:

Seven Commitments to a Praying Church

  1. Led by a praying pastor, and aided by a prayer leadership team, we commit to bring prayer to the heart of all we do! “Without Christ, we can do nothing!” Therefore, our resources, spiritual and material; our plans and programs, we will bathe in prayer.
  2. We will encourage at-home, daily, to-be-like-Jesus praying. We will reestablish our personal and family altars. We will embrace the discipline of daily times with God, with one another as couples, and as families. We will champion the idea of prayer rooms/closets.
  3. We will call our congregation to regular ‘Great Days of Prayer!’ with the goal of establishing a regular prayer meeting for the entire church at least monthly, if not, weekly. We will make the prayer meeting as important as Sunday Morning singing and preaching.
  4. We will honor those who carry a special calling to pray – We will identify intercessors, encourage them, train them, team them, deploy them and debrief them.
  5. We will engage in prayer evangelism, turning prayer outward onto the neighborhood, the city, state and nation – and we will adopt a mission field for prayer, one near and one far. We will pray for the harvest. We will seek to identify the people for whom God has made us most responsible, and we will begin the process of evangelism in prayer, look for ways to care, and steward the opportunities to share the gospel.
  6. We will work toward the creation of prayer room or center, a physical space dedicated to prayer at our church, and we will encourage the use of such a space by members and prayer groups. We will provide resources for prayer – that run through all our departments, until we have a praying church, and not merely a prayer ministry.
  7. We will offer regular training in the area of prayer – for our people, leaders, intercessors, prayer evangelism, our youth and children, our families.

The goal of a praying church is first to create a core group of people committed to prayer, with an initial goal to enroll 20% of its membership in some aspect of the prayer process. The focus is on changing the habits of the people. At-home prayer and at-church regular prayer meetings are two legs on which the prayer process advances. Eventually, the regular church-wide prayer event should spawn prayer groups (7 for each 100 members). These prayer groups (3-12) operate around a specific focus for prayer! (Life-effectiveness is 6-18 months) PIT crews (personal intercessory support teams) should be considered. It takes 3-5 years to affect the culture of a church! 

The Praying Church Handbook

V3HandbookCover_Page_1V2HandbookCover_FinalHandbookCoverIn the very first General Assembly, two prayer measures were set forth. First, that each family should have a ‘family altar,’ and second, that each church should have a weekly ‘prayer meeting.’

Our movement, like many others, was born out of a prayer revival – the prayer pact of three men, beginning in 1884 until 1886, when they formed the Christian Union. Our early gatherings were marked by prayer. It was not unusual, in the middle of our prayer sessions, for business to halt – and for the entire council to go to prayer. Seamless prayer. Prayer that flavored and ran through every aspect of all they did.

The Praying Church Handbook, Volumes I-IV is a collection of more substantive reflections on prayer – foundations of prayer, prayer and the family as well as the church, intercessory prayer and prayer evangelism. It tackles the theology of prayer. Prayer and mission. Prayer and unreached peoples. Global and national leaders are contributors, as well as Church of God authors, leaders and intercessors. This has a wealth of information and will be, I hope, a great resource for years to come.

The chapters are sprinkled with prayer quotes, and interjected with prayer vignettes. Each chapter is introduced with an historic note or prayer story. The book is contemporary, relevant, addressing cutting edge issues – contextualizing prayer, prophetic and priestly intercession, spiritual mapping, unreached peoples and prayer, a history of prayer including a special focus on the family and prayer, fathers and prayer.

  • Volume I – Foundations
  • Volume II – Personal and Family Prayer
  • Volume III – The Pastor and the Congregation
  • Volume IV – Intercessory Prayer and Missions will be published in 2016

Purchase your copy today!