Aldersgate Renewal Ministries
Pathways to a Praying Church
August 11 - 13 at Trenholm Road UMC
“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!
Forty Day Devotional
Building up to our prayer seminar on August 11, Aldersgate has provided a 40 day devotional guide. Beginning July 2, we ask you to join us on this journey to focus on prayer and getting closer to God. Download the guide below, or follow TRUMC on Facebook for the devotions.
Aldersgate Renewal Ministries (ARM) is the working name of the United Methodist Renewal Services Fellowship, Inc. ARM is a non-political and non-adversarial movement that is committed to equipping the local church to minister to the world in the power of the Holy Spirit.
BRIEF TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
“We are called to be people of prayer; when people of prayer come together, the church becomes a praying church”
5:15 – 6:00 PM Dinner in the Dining Room (optional, at participant’s expense)
6:00 – 6:25 PM Check in and get materials
6:30 – 8:30 PM Unit 1 “Praying Together”
Opening, Introduction of team, Prayer, Praise and Worship Introduction of Unit 1, “The Importance of Corporate Prayer,” Small Group Bible Study and Sharing Time, “The Harp and the Bowl” a model for corporate concerts of prayer, Concert of Prayer - “Praying the Lord’s Prayer as Corporate Concerts of Prayer”
8:30 – 8:55 AM Arrival and centering
9 AM-Noon Unit 2 “The Holy Spirit and Prayer”
Opening, Introduction of theme, Prayer, Praise and Worship, “Prayer in the Power of the Holy Spirit,” Praise and Worship, “The Gifts of the Holy Spirit and Prayer,” Break, Question and Answer Time, Praise and Worship, “Praying for the Baptism of the Holy Spirit” - Video Presentation, Corporate or individual prayer
12:00-1:00 PM LUNCH provided for participants
1:00-5:00 PM Unit 3 “Tools for Corporate Prayer”
Opening, Introduction of theme, Prayer, Praise and Worship,
Corporate Prayer Tools:
- Praying for Revival by the Power of the Holy Spirit
- Identification Repentance
- Spiritual Warfare
- Prayer Summit
Each presentation contains an appropriate corporate prayer activity
Seasons of worship are interspersed with the teaching.
Mid-afternoon break with refreshments provided
5:15-6:00 PM Supper Break, Dinner in Dining Room (optional, at participant’s expense)
6:15-8:15 PM Unit 4 “Praying for Healing
Opening, Introduction of theme, Prayer, Praise and Worship, “Ministering to the whole person,” Journaling Activity, “Prayer Team Training,” Prayer ministry
SUNDAY Team members available to share in Youth and Adult Classes
9:00-9:45 Dining Room, open to all members
Corporate Prayer Tool:
Prayer for the Pastor and Spiritual Leaders