Pathways To A Praying Church (PPC)

What is Pathways to a Praying Church

Experience a concert of prayer

Following teaching on the importance of praying together and an opportunity to share together in small groups, participants will experience a unique model of corporate prayer. A concert of prayer combines seasons of worship with seasons of directed prayer.

How the gifts of the Holy Spirit enhance praying together

Sound biblical teaching from a Wesleyan perspective will help participants understand and use the gifts of the Holy Spirit effectively in corporate prayer.  Emphasis is also given to praying for the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.

Tools for corporate prayer

Your church chooses 4 tools for presentation from the curriculum.  Each tool includes sound biblical teaching, personal testimony, and a prayer experience to allow participants to pray together.  More than teaching, this unit enables participants to encounter God.

Learn how to minister healing to body, soul and spirit

Pathways to a Praying Church will enable your church to begin or strengthen an intentional healing ministry.  We share both the importance of ministering to the whole person and practical guidelines for training prayer teams for ministry.

Description of the Seminar

“Pathways to a Praying Church” is a weekend seminar designed to encourage God’s people to pray together corporately. The seminar challenges and encourages churches to become houses of prayer and equips people with the tools for a consistent, powerful prayer life.

Recognizing that we learn by both hearing and doing, the curriculum is written to include a variety of activities that are practical applications of the teachings on prayer. Team members will share not only their victories, but also times when they have struggled to walk in intimacy with God through prayer.  More than just a teaching tool, this seminar is an opportunity for all to encounter the Living God!

Other Information

Expense to the Church

A non-refundable application fee of $175* is required to confirm the event.  The application fee includes the Local Church Preparation Guide. Team members travel at their own expense to live for the weekend with members of the congregation. The church needs to provide meals and suitable housing for all the team.

There is a $250 honorarium for the coordinator and a $150 honorarium for the worship leader.  During the weekend the church agrees to take up a love offering or to make a contribution to ARM for future Pathway to a Praying Church Seminars. Churches are further encouraged to make ARM a part of the church's annual mission budget.

Each participant’s manual retails for $15.00.  ARM provides them to the host church for $12 per participant. Many churches charge a registration fee of $15-20 to help defray expenses. Others prefer to fund the event from the church budget.

*Registration fees are reviewed and subject to change in January of each year.

Sample Schedule

Friday Night   (7 pm - 9:30 pm)

  • Prayer, Praise and Worship
  • Teaching and Application Theme: “Praying Together”
  • Small Group Bible Study and Sharing
  • Concert of Prayer - “Praying the Lord’s Prayer as Corporate Concerts of Prayer”

Saturday Morning   (9 am - Noon)

  • Prayer, Praise and Worship
  • Teaching and Application Theme: “The Holy Spirit and Prayer”
  • Video Presentation
  • Lunch Break (12 pm - 1 pm) Provided by the church

Saturday Afternoon (1 pm - 5 pm)

  • Prayer, Praise and Worship
  • Teaching and Application Theme: “Tools for Corporate Prayer”     
  • This session can be tailor made for your local church by selecting 4 tools from the  total  curriculum for presentation.
  • Dinner Break  (5 pm - 7 pm) On your own

Saturday Evening   (7 pm - 9 pm)

  • Prayer, Praise and Worship
  • Teaching and Application Theme: “Praying for Healing”
  • For churches desiring to implement an intentional healing ministry
  • “Prayer Team Training and Prayer Ministry”

Sunday Morning

  • Team members are available to share in Youth and Adult Sunday School Classes with advanced notice.

*We can alter the weekend schedule to accommodate any request which is best for the local church.

Resources To Help Promote Your Pathways to a Praying Church

  • Church bulletin inserts
  • 40 Day Prayer Guide
  • Pathways to a Praying Church Manual
  • Pathways to a Praying Church preparation Materials
  • Pathways to a Praying Church brochure
  • Pathways to a Praying Church graphics for presentation software
  • Pathways to a Praying Church Web Banner
  • Pathways to a Praying Church Promo Video

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Click here to download the promo video