Our desire is to strengthen the prayer ministries in the local church, while linking them together in unity with other local churches. Movements of God are preceded by united and fervent prayer! As we cry out as individuals, as churches and as a network of churches in our city, for God’s kingdom to come and will to be done, we will see Him do greater things among us!
Here is how we do this…
Gather pastors to pray together.
Each month pastors from the Athens Prayer Network gather to pray for & with each other. We meet in a different church setting each month.
Pray individually with pastors.
Each month I meet individually with the pastors from the Athens Prayer Network to pray with them and for accountability, growth and refreshment.
Strengthen existing prayer ministries in churches.
Where prayer ministries exist in local churches I look to strengthen and support them.
Help launch new prayer ministries in churches.
In churches that do not have any prayer ministries I help identify praying people (especially the key ones) and get the prayer going.
Connect prayer ministries & praying churches.
We want to connect the praying people from the various churches in the Athens Prayer Network to stand, journey and pray together.
Raise up an Athens Prayer leadership team.
I want to identify the prayer leaders from the various churches in this city and establish a prayer leadership team. These prayer leaders act as the key point people for their church and link in the network.
Establish a prayer net over Athens.
As the churches connect, we will create a mechanism to channel prayer requests with each other to provide a prayer covering over our city.
Provide on going prayer resourcing and training.
We will create and make available resources to help the praying people in our city as well as provide opportunities for them to receive training and ongoing support.