The 20th Pastors’ Prayer Summit is quickly approaching. If you have not already blocked off your schedules, please do so! It will be happening Monday and Tuesday, February 27-28, 2017. Here are the highlights!
1. DANIEL HENDERSON is returning to facilitate this year! Experienced pastor, President and Founder of Strategic Renewal, Daniel is a spiritually gifted man of prayer and has led some of the most powerful and refreshing times of prayer with us at previous Central Arkansas prayer events.
2. This year, the Prayer Summit is open to ALL CHURCH STAFF MEMBERS, both men and women. So please bring all who are in need of spiritual refreshment and encouragement.
The prophet Jeremiah writes in Jeremiah 29:7, But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare. We are seeking to mobilize the church in strategic areas to seek the welfare of our community. These include seeking the welfare of children, seeking the welfare of families, and seeking the welfare of neighborhoods that could use a helping hand.
We are seeking to encourage church and school partnerships through strategic partners such as STEP, AR Kids Read, and Kids Hope USA.
We invite Central Arkansas churches to continue to partner with The CALL, Project Zero, and Immerse Arkansas to become a community where there are no children waiting for a caring home.
This year want to focus on a new partnership with Safe Families for Children. Safe Families is a movement that assist church families in helping children and families Crisis.
The best way to love our children is through healthy families and marriage is God’s plan for the family. We are partnering with FamilyLife and the Central Arkansas Marriage Initiative to encourage to serve churches in the development of marriage ministry.
Serve our community
CityServe seeks to unite Central Arkansas Churches to demonstrating the love of Christ (Matt. 5:16) in a Saturday Day of Service on April 29, 2017. The focus of CityServe 2017 will be to love our neighbors by serving neighborhoods that could use a helping hand.
The Central Arkansas Antioch Initiative is a platform for local church-based theological education that is fully integrated into community development, church planting and vocational pursuit. In partnership with the Biblical Institute for Leadership Development (BILD), their North American 30-City Urban Initiative and the internationally accredited Antioch School, the Central Arkansas Antioch Initiative seeks the welfare of our city by:
Strengthening church leadership through ordered and intentional Biblical training;
Engaging churches and individuals into self-directed collaborative learning networks;
Drawing resources into urban communities of need;
Organizing world-class and affordable Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate of Ministry degrees;
Synchronizing academic development with local, church-based ministry and community development practicums
Several years leaders began meeting to explore how to build on the 2005 Arkansas Study. Since that time, a core team of concerned pastors and leaders have continued to seek God’s purpose on how the Central Arkansas Marriage Initiative could help support churches as they work in their congregations and communities to help marriages. Recently the team met with leaders from the San Antonio Marriage Initiative and out of that discover process has created a plan for impact in Central Arkansas.
One thousand students from more than 30 Central Arkansas schools attended a coordinated showing of the movie Woodlawn on Wednesday, October 28. Matt Hubbard, Student Ministry Pastor at Immanuel Baptist Church, who coordinated the event said “dozens responded to Jesus, dozens more committed to student prayer movements, and most importantly, God showed up!” Another pastor said that 25% of the students who attended from his church made decisions to follow Christ. Praise be to God!
Pastors and intercessors have been praying that God would use this movie in a powerful way for His glory in our community and we are witnessing that happening. We are inviting pastors and Intercessors to pray that those who made decisions will get connected with churches where they can grow in their faith, and to continue praying that hundreds more will follow Christ.