Strategic Renewal is currently in the process of identifying five churches to partner with in 2013 to develop a culture of prayer leading to greater mission impact.
In 2012 Daniel Henderson partnered with five key churches to coach, consult and equip the leaders and congregation toward a dynamic renewal in prayer and a readiness to reproduce this passion among other churches and leaders.
Leading a morning service at Calvary Chapel, St. Petersburg, FL
Their testimonies have included thoughts such as:
- “You have already had a greater impact on us than you know.” John Herrington – Executive Team; Hill Country Bible Church, Austin, Texas
- “Daniel Henderson has helped shape the way I see prayer. He is thought provoking and profoundly informative in his teaching, and the prayer times that he has led have been both compelling and worthwhile to me spiritually.” Sam Seifert - Pastor of Family Ministries, Southview Alliance Church, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
- “Our church has broadened its practical participation in prayer through the encouragement and mentoring of Daniel. Our men gather on Thursday morning before work. Our staff team meets before our planning meeting to pray, which has allowed more focus and time for prayer instead of incorporating it within our meetings. Our congregational prayer time in our weekend services has been transformed. All this was in response to developing a prayer culture vs. prayer programs.” Stan Wiens - Senior Leader, Southview Alliance Church, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
- "What a blessing to know our church is beginning to be known in the community as a house of prayer. Recently we were getting ready to start our usual Wednesday evening prayer time when a lady in our church walked into the room and introduced me to Patsy and AJ. She explained that AJ was 12 years old and had been diagnosed with brain cancer, had gone through surgery and was currently in treatment. Patsy looked at me and said, 'We heard this is a church that prays and were wondering if you would pray for AJ?' What followed was one of the most heartfelt prayer times we have experienced." Pastor Ken Nienke - Fellowship Community Church, Salem, VA
- "One word that would NOT describe our weekly prayer meetings is 'predictable'. Whether we begin with praise, a devotional time, a testimony, or singing and giving thanks, our first priority is to seek HIS face and come into HIS presence. We then are much more receptive to the impressions the Holy Spirit is placing on our hearts, allowing Him to guide us into what and how best to glorify the Lord during our prayer time. Allowing the Holy Spirit to lead our meetings keeps them from ever being routine." David Conner - Prayer Ministry Leader, Fellowship Community Church, Salem, VA
Currently, we are in the process of identifying those key churches for the 2013 calendar year. To learn more about the goals, key activities and arrangements please CLICK HERE.