Pentecost Sunday

Sometimes we need something to jump start the process of fulfilling the Great Commission. We need a goal to mobilize people. The next three Pentecost Sundays, beginning in 2018, are designated as days of prayer.

  • May 20, 2018: Prayer—Pentecostals everywhere praying. We are a people borne out of prayer. Motivating pastors and prayer leaders to pray.
  • June 9, 2019: Care—Demonstrating care; mobilizing our compassion coalition, love your neighbor campaign.
  • May 31, 2020: Share—Pentecostals sharing their faith, missional praying.

This is a tactical exercise to awaken our churches to the 2030 goal of fulfilling the Great Commission, to become missional churches. “Prayer is at its heart worship and at its end mission. In between God meets our needs,” Doug Small stated. What we’ve done, however, is make prayer all about our needs.

There may be a half million or more churches collectively within the Pentecostal church framework. What if we could call the church back to prayer? What if we could get the love of Jesus in our hearts? What if we could challenge the 98% of people in our churches who do not share their faith outside the church to begin to pray for other people and conversationally tell their story?

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Pentecostals Pray

Date and Time

Saturday, May 5, 2018


Prayer Service
Friday, May 4, 2018


IPHC NC Conference
6754 East Street
Falcon, NC 28342


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


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

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Tentative Schedule


  • 7:00pm Prayer Encounter


  • 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 at the General Assembly


Monday, July 30
Church of God General Assembly – Location TBA


State Prayer Leaders, State Prayer Teams, pastors and local church prayer leader are invited. This meeting will feature information, inspiration and updates on prayer and resources. There is a $25 registration fee.


For those wanting to be certified as presenters for Project Pray Schools of Prayer, there will be a certification training on Monday afternoon. There is a $15 fee for this training. This training will prepare presenters to serve as associates with Project Pray and present Schools of Prayer to churches.

This opens the door for ministry, especially to state prayer team members. It make grass roots training available to the local church, at the local church. And, each school is designed to launch a 6-to-12 week training program in that church, using the same curriculum.

You begin the study, and the pastor or prayer leader/trainer in the church, completes the training. We catch those who come to the school of prayer and those who did not come and enlarge the impact of the school. We have material then, taught, and in some cases re-taught, and that repetition is a key to learning. We transform a learning event into a learning process.

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There will be a prayer room set-up at the General Assembly. The hours of the prayer room and special prayer sessions that are scheduled will be posted as soon as they are available.

At the 2017 Church of God General Assembly in Nashville, the prayer room was full of innovative ideas for enriching prayer. P. Douglas Small, and prayer ministries, produced a guide, “15 Prayer Options” in the prayer room.

Lining the walls were dozens of colorful prayer banners in different sizes with different themes, all available from Project Pray – abortion, children, crime, gangs, youth, family, evangelism, pastors, the government, missionaries, revival, unreached peoples, and the colorful Church of God prayer ministries logo banner, showing the Shearer Schoolhouse Revival, a painting of the late, Dr. David Bishop, with the words, “It all started with a prayer meeting!”

Each afternoon, dozens of children flowed into the prayer room and moved through the stations. They, along with hundreds of adults, pinned the names of loved ones yet to be saved, to the ‘wailing wall.’ They prayed on the carpet map of the world and placed prayer markers on a map of globe. They kicked their shoes off and prayer-walked the USA, on a carpet map of the nation. The laid hands of a globe, and prayed for revival to come to the whole earth.

Streaming all day long were videos of the nations. More than a hundred nations were showcased in beautifully done prayer videos, each some four-to-five minutes long. As prayer the nation of India appeared on screen, one of the overseers of that nation, at that moment, was in the prayer room. With delight, he lifted his head and proclaimed, “That’s my nation.” All day long, the prayers over the nations poured forth.

Another visual presentation featured unreached peoples around the world, showing the regions of the world in which they typically lived, representative faces, and statistics on the degree to which the gospel had penetrated their group. Some sat in the prayer room, calling out the names of these peoples.

Many sat. Others formed prayer circles. Some walked the prayer room. Some lay prostrate, weeping. Some lay across one of the carpet maps. One dear intercessor, danced on the maps of the nation and the world, praying. At times, during the day, voices were raised in prayer, in passionate, tearful prayer. At other times, the room grew quiet. Never, during the entire assembly, was it empty. Hundreds of intercessors, during the course of the week streamed through the prayer room. They picked up a handful of the many prayer requests that were sent to the room and walked the floor praying.

Each morning, the prayer room filled with voices of pastors and laity, nationals and internationals, praying for the world. Dr. Mark Williams led the first prayer service, humbling himself, and kneeling, asking for those present to pray for him. His wife, Sandra, joined him, as voices were lifted in passionate prayer. Each day, at Noon and Dinner, special prayer services were held for the nations.

Doug Small, international prayer coordinator says, “The prayer room is the best kept secret of the General Assembly.” Prior the assembly, six area-wide prayer meetings were conducted in Nashville Church of God congregations, praying for the General Assembly and the city of Nashville. IN the first few days, one-hundred ‘Prayer Ambassador’ bags were distributed with a “You’ve been prayed for” coffee mug filled with chocolate candy, a booklet introducing the Church of God, a God’s Promise book, a letter from Dr. Williams, and special evangelism materials. They went to the Mayor’s office, to convention center workers and hotel staff, with a smile and a “Thank you for letting us, the Church of God, come to your city!” And then each recipient was asked, “While we are in town, how can we pray for you?”

Small says, the prayer room is mobile – it can be set up in large fellowship hall, a gym, or some similar facility to allow a congregation to experience a variety of prayer experiences. For more information, call Church of God Prayer Ministries – 704-996-5091.

Saturday Night Fire

Every Saturday Night at 9PM EST

Call in number: 641-715-35800

Access Code: 466086

General Overseer, Dr. Tim Hill is committed to prayer as a pillar of the Church of God denomination. As part of the FINISH challenge the Church of God declares to:

  • Commit to 6 million hours of prayer for the FINISH Commitment globally.
  • Recruit 1,000,000 prayer partners, providing prayer globally 24/7.
  • Implement an intentional Finish Prayer/Fasting Initiative annually in each state/region/ area of the world.
  • Focus each local church as a relevant prayer force.
  • Establish prayer centers in each state/region/area of the world.

The Church of God Prayer Ministries Office will provide resources and avenues to fulfill these goals. One of which is the Saturday Night Fire Call. This weekly prayer call began two years ago after the 21 Day Virtual Prayer Meeting where hundreds connected nightly for the virtual prayer call. Saturday Night Fire focuses on prayer for the Great Awakening including unreached peoples, missionaries, church planters, cities, nations and more.

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Promote Saturday Night Fire:

Share with your church. Email your local pastors. Post to your social media.

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Use these downloadable images:






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

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
  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.


  • 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:

Seven Markers of a Praying Church

  1. Led by a praying pastor, aided by a prayer leadership team, we commit to bring prayer to the heart of all we do! “Without Christ, we can do nothing!” Without prayer, we fail to invite Him into the process. 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 until daily prayer is a delight, and we take joy in spending private time with God. We will champion the idea of personal prayer rooms/closets.
  3. We will call our congregation to regular prayer, with the goal of establishing a regular weekly prayer meeting for the entire church. We will make the prayer meeting as important as Sunday morning singing and preaching. We will emphasize special days of prayer laced prayer into the fabric of the Sunday worship service. We want a pervasive movement of prayer, not merely prayer activities. Eventually, we will offer numerous ways to connect in prayer – prayer groups, prayer chains, embedded intercessors for various ministries and more.
  4. We will honor those who carry a special calling to pray – intercessors. We will identify intercessors, encourage them, train them, team them, deploy them and debrief them. But we will not confine the intercessory ministry to this team; rather, we will see them as models for prayer, as those with white-hot hearts whom God has called to be at the hidden forefront of spiritual beachheads we are called to claim. We want a spirit of intercession to grip our entire church, a spirit of prayer – and particularly, prayer for others, selfless prayer, prayer for the lost, prayer for the nations, prayer for spiritual awakening!
  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. We will employ the strategy of the ‘three Greats’ – we will pray, care and look for opportunities to share the good news.
  6. We will offer regular training in the area of prayer – for our people, leaders, intercessors, prayer evangelism, our youth and children, our families.
  7. We will work toward the creation of a 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.