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10 Steps to Ignite a Powerful Prayer Ministry

By Dick Loizeaux

1. Rekindle your prayer passion.
Seek fresh input by reading books, like Fresh Encounters by Daniel Henderson; The Prayer Saturated Church by Cheryl Sacks; Partners in Prayer by John Maxwell; The Radical Prayer by Derek J. Morris; Intercessor by Norman Grubb; Forever Ruined for the Ordinary by Joy...

Don't Overlook the "One Thing"

By Dick Loizeaux

It’s the time of year we pastors think strategically. Maybe you preach a stewardship series to create generosity, you plan a sermon series calendar to create spiritual growth, or you preach a Vision series to create momentum. Maybe you are already planning your Easter outreach. All good stuff. But if we aren’t careful, we can overlook the one thing that may be the deciding...

Quiet Thoughts for Driven Leaders - Prayer

By Gary Rohrmayer

Prayer! That word to a driven leader evokes feelings of frustration and guilt. Frustration with our ability to slow down and commune with God without one hundred ideas, to do's and leadership issues racing through our minds. Feeling guilty from the sheer lack of prayer in our lives. Every driven leader says, "I know I ought to pray more" and yet struggles with making it a priority. Today let Fenelon'...

Our Antioch Moment

Our Antioch Moment.  Every church and missions organization will come to a moment where they need divine direction for the next steps to be in the center of God’s advancing mission.

In Acts 13:1-3 we see the leaders of the church in Antioch gathering for worship prayer and a season of fasting as they sought God’s answer to the question, "Lord what is our next step?" For them it was to release their beloved mentor and coach Barnabas and his protégé named...

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21 Days of Prayer

This summer I have been reading a short biography on Charles H. Spurgeon.  When he was given a three-month trial preaching opportunity as a 19-year-old preacher at New Park Street Church in London, his first task was that his church of 80 people would learn how to truly pray.  Spurgeon said, “I can readily tell when a brother is praying, or when his is performing, or playing at prayer… Oh for a living groan!  One sigh of the soul has more power in it than half...

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Prayer is more about bringing our desires, passions, needs, concerns and circumstances into missional alignment, rather than for our own personal fulfillment. In this short book on prayer our desire is to help you as leaders to pray more missionally. The more we fall in love with Jesus, the more we will be moved to align our hearts...

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¿Qué clase de avance estás buscando?

Por todas partes del mundo, el pueblo de Dios ha estado buscando avances espirituales a través del ayuno y oración desde el nacimiento de la iglesia. ¿Cuál es la gran situación que tienes delante de ti? ¿Algún ser amado que está lejos de Cristo? ¿Alguna decisión crítica en la vida de...

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Prayer is Changing This Community

town logosPraise reports from New Community Church – one church, two campuses, Dolton and Park Forest, IL 

We had set faith attendance goals of 300 for our Dolton Campus and 100 for the Park Forest Campus. We exceeded that in Dolton with at least 331 and approached the goal in Park Forest with 81. The largest attendance there since their launch Sunday in 2000. 

One of...

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