Jesus said, “My house shall be a house of prayer for the nations!” Prayer is at the core of every function of the believer, but sadly, the contemporary church and Christian have come to see it as optional. Worse yet, we have viewed it as a means by which we commandeer God to fulfill our needs, and often, our pleasures. The focus is on changing the habits of the people.
The purpose of The Praying Church Made Simple is to establish clear beginning points for revitalizing the congregational prayer effort; and to set forth a simple approach to prayer mobilization for the smaller congregation. For decades, the mega church has been celebrated, but 80 percent of America’s congregations are small and many of those are rural. The greatest need is for materials related to the single-cell church of less than 100 members.
This book offers a simple 1-2-3 step process, rich with support and learning materials, designed to aid a small congregation in a quick, but studied, launch of their prayer effort. More than a book, The Praying Church Made Simple is a leader’s guide for a multi-year process to create a culture of prayer in a congregation.
“If the church ceases to be a praying church, it is no longer a church,” says author P. Douglas Small. “Churches are praying churches because its people are praying people.” In this book you will find a strategy to lay the groundwork for an effective prayer ministry.
P. Douglas Small is a Bible teacher and prayer leader. He has served as a pastor and on the faculty of a number of accredited Bible Colleges. He is an Ordained Bishop and International Director of Prayer Ministries with the Church of God. He is the founding president of Alive Ministries: PROJECT PRAY, teaching and training through schools of prayer and consultations for congregations and cities, working with pastors, vocational Christians and intercessors. He is chair of the PCCNA Prayer Commission and a member of the Executive Leadership team of the Denominational Prayer Leaders Network.
Find out more about the author at: pdouglassmall.org and projectpray.org. Contact Laura Stamey to schedule an interview with the author at firstname.lastname@example.org, 855-842-5483.