This book is a roadmap toward making your church ‘a house of prayer for the nations.’ It is a call for a pastor to be first, a man of prayer, a holy man of God, and only then a preacher. It is a call for him to ‘watch’ the flock he feeds in prayer. It is a call for the church to be a missional community, as concerned for the lost as they are for their own nurture. It is a call to bring prayerful creativity and deep dependence on God to the heart of all the church does – not merely making prayer a prop for congregational activities we plan. Everything begins in prayer and is sustained in prayer – a praying people constitute a praying church; and a praying church is a church revived and awakened. Whether you follow this guide fastidiously or casually, you and your prayer team will be stretched in their thinking, advised, admonished, counseled, about the practical aspects of change as your congregation re-centers itself in Christocentric, transformational prayer with a missional interface.
PRAYING CHURCH MADE SIMPLE
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. 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. Here, you will find a strategy to lay the groundwork for an effective prayer ministry.
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TRANSFORMING YOUR CHURCH INTO A HOUSE OF PRAYER
This book was originally published in 2006. This is revised edition with updated chapters as of 2018.
If all you need are a few ideas and methods to help you promote your under-attended prayer meetings, you might find a few good things in this book. Some books are designed like menus, to be read and used à la carte. And some readers, mistaking this book for a menu of methods, might merely scan through it in order to pick out a few ideas that sound good.