Alive Ministries: PROJECT PRAY is a registered 501 (c) 3 organization that started in 1988. Through the ministry of Doug Small, the President and Founder, the ministry has offered teaching and training in every state in the US, including Alaska and Hawaii, and on almost every continent, with the exception of Iceland. The heart of the ministry is Bible Teaching and training.
After almost two decades of offering teaching-training ministry to local churches, prayer, he discovered was the missing element in both the life of the church and the personal daily life of the typical believer. For that reason, Alive Ministries refocused much of its attention to prayer training, offering Schools of Prayer and coaching in the area of prayer ministries. And PROJECT PRAY was formed.
The heart of prayer is worship – a love relationship with God through Christ. And the edge of prayer is always mission. The goal of prayer is for us to so experience the transforming love of God in intimacy with him that we end up as channels of that same love to those who don’t have a personal and vitally transforming relationship with God, through Jesus Christ. Prayer can never be a mere sweet private thing. The goal is personal awakening, spiritual renewal in us and others, in the church and the city, and finally, cultural transformation.
Doug has spoken at thousands of conferences in the last few decades and has ministered in churches of almost every denominational stream. Currently, Doug, after twenty-years of ministry continues to speak at conferences sponsored by various organizations, denominations, and local churches. The ministry partners to offer Schools of Prayer and other training with local churches. Doug has authored more than a dozen books and study guides.
Avenues of Ministry
Jesus said, “My house shall be a house of prayer – for the nations!” Project Pray is working to help churches bring prayer back to the center of all they do. Doug’s book, “Transforming the Church into a House of Prayer”, and the accompanying DVD training series, are designed to coach church prayer leaders in establishing effective prayer and evangelism ministries in their congregation.
Another book, “Prayer – the Heartbeat of the Church” comes with a companion resource guide, a six-week devotional guide, a leader’s guide, and a DVD. It is great series for the whole church. Chapters include: What is prayer?; Personal prayer; Family Prayer; the Church at Prayer; Prayer Evangelism; and Longing for a Great Awakening! The entire kit is available with multiple copy discounts. Use in for a personal study or a Sunday School class, or as a series for the whole church.
Six different “Schools of Prayer” are available to be hosted by local churches. Each School is typically a day-long, six-hour prayer training experience. Schools are offered in three different areas – prayer leadership training, learning about prayer and experiencing prayer. Some of the Schools are available on DVD. Sponsor a School of Prayer>
Prayer Impact Sundays
When Doug speaks for local churches, he encourages them to make the day extraordinary by packing it with multiple learning and prayer experience opportunities. Consider hosting a “Prayer Impact Sunday” at your church! Read more>
Doug often speaks at couple’s events, men’s retreats and family conferences. Alive Ministries offers a Family Life Enrichment seminar. The Couple’s Clinic is the family life seminar Doug has presented to thousands of couples. In that experience, couples learn about the stages of marriage – the tough times. They discover their learned conflict style and basic reflective listening skills that focus on conciliation. They look at the Jesus-style of forgiveness. Learn about these topics>
Build Your Own
In order to be flexible and serve more effectively, Doug has a number workshop topics ranging from prayer to leadership, from family life to men’s issues, and more. Those planning to have Doug speak at conference can review the list to be more informed about options. And then, we can style a conference to meet your specific needs.
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Prayer Connect Community Leadership Network (PC2LN) is a collaborative effort, across the scope of the county/city/township (some definitive incorporated/unincorporated geographic area), for persistent prayer that aims at revival and renewal both in the local area and the nation. While the PC2LN is a local mirror of the National Prayer Committee, it is primarily a grass roots effort. Various national prayer organizations provide resources, but each community creates its own prayer and action strategy. Learn more>