Serving in Your Church Prayer Ministry (Zondervan Practical Ministry Guide Series)
-For Individual use-Group trainingPrayer is absolutely indispensable for your church. The early church was powerful because it prayed--and today, God moves in praying churches in ways that planning and programs alone can't produce. This book is designed to help your...
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-For Individual use-Group trainingPrayer is absolutely indispensable for your church. The early church was powerful because it prayed--and today, God moves in praying churches in ways that planning and programs alone can't produce. This book is designed to help your church become more alive, more powerful, and more in love with Jesus Christ as you and your group learn and practice the secrets of effective prayer.Serving in Your Church Prayer Ministry discusses-The importance of prayer-Organizing for prayer-Prioritizing prayer in your church-Praying for leaders-Praying evangelistically-Multiplying pray-ers in your church-Praying without ceasingZondervan Practical Ministry Guides provide you with simple, practical insights for serving in today's churches. Written by experienced pastors and church workers, these easy-to-read, to-the-point booklets address the fundamentals of different ministries as practiced effectively in real life. You'll find biblical insight and wise, field-tested ad
A compact prayer manual for both church staff and lay leaders Prayer is essential to the health and growth of the church, yet many churches fail to make prayer a priority. How can churches move beyond talk to action? How can prayer group members grow in their experience of prayer? This short, practical manual shows how to participate in a praying church. It is based on the premise that to have a praying church, the pastor needs to be a praying leader who is supported by a team of praying laypersons. Then the fire of prayer will spread throughout the congregation. Serving in Your Church Prayer Ministry is filled with stories and examples of churches that model effective prayer_everything from Charles Spurgeon9s Monday night prayer meetings at London9s Metropolitan Tabernacle in the 1800s to contemporary Tuesday night gatherings at the Brooklyn Tabernacle led by Jim Cymbala. Chapters include activity suggestions, charts, and discussion questions for both church staff and lay leaders for individual or group use.
Paul E. Engle, series editor for Counterpoints Church Life, is an ordained minister who served for twenty-two years in pastoral ministry in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Illinois, and Michigan. He is an adjunct teacher in several seminaries in this country and internationally. He serves as associate publisher and executive editor in the Church, Academic, and Ministry Resources team at Zondervan. He and his wife Margie, live in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Lawless is associate professor and senior associate dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions.