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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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