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Prayer Leadership Training

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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 begins 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. Review the Focus Group outline.

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. Please complete the Focus Group response form>

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

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Tentative Schedule

Tuesday

6:00 PM Registration Check-in (Church of God General Headquarters – Video Suite)
7:00 PM Global Virtual Prayer Meeting (Church of God General Headquarters – Video Suite)

Wednesday

8:00 AM Registration Check-in (North Cleveland Church of God)
8:30 AM Welcome – Dr. Tim Hill; The Challenge – P. Douglas Small; Focus Groups; Reports
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Special Program – the PCCNA 3-Year Emphasis; Focus Groups; Reports
4:30 PM Dismiss – Dinner on Your Own
6:30 PM Global Virtual Prayer Meeting (Church of God General Headquarters – Video Suite)

Thursday

8:00 AM Registration Check-in (North Cleveland Church of God)
8:30 AM Special Guest; Resource Review; Focus Groups; Reports
12:00 PM 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 Global Virtual Prayer Meeting (Church of God General Headquarters – Video Suite)

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