The following events are designed to help people ‘experience’ prayer. You learn to pray, by praying.
The Prayer Advance – A Relational Prayer Experience
(Weekend Prayer Summit)
Modeled on the “pastor’s prayer summits,” this is a relational prayer and worship experience. It is “script-free.” The prayer style is conversational. Participants are seated in a circle, or a layered circle. There is no schedule or programmed plan, just a beginning and ending time. The focus is learning to pray – by praying, and then upon personal transformation and renewal. The heart of this gathering is not ‘needs’, it is the great need – the need of a deeper relationship with God. That kind of transformational prayer is modeled. We learn to pray by praying, over open Bibles, transparent, ‘heart-after-God’ praying. It is not the “hand” of God that is sought here, but his “face.” And the day flies by. It is an experience for leaders (elders and council), for men and women, for couples or for an entire congregation.
Prayer Missions Seminar
Less than three-percent of Christians now share their faith. The Prayer Missions Seminar is a bridge to evangelism. This seminar has three basic components – instruction, experience and debriefing. After a time of instruction, participants are released in groups to “pray the city.” If time permits, both prayer walks and prayer missions are experienced in this weekend. They may gather at a vista-point or for a rooftop prayer experience. This is often a first for many people – praying on-sight for their city, specifically for the lost! It wakes up hearts to the lostness around them to which they are otherwise blind. The “insights” that come out of this simple experience are often staggering. Ministries are sometimes birthed, spontaneously. People are moved to pray more consistently for the unchurched. The emphasis is on “blessing” the city by prayer, and “reading” a city through prayer. The result is new harvest eyes – a heightened sense of discernment. This is one of the most exciting prayer experiences offered by PROJECT PRAY.