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Bishop’s Convocation on Prayer 2018

Bishop’s Convocation on Prayer 2018

Pray First

September 15, 2018

Reveille United Methodist Church
4200 Cary Street, Richmond, VA  23221

The schedule is:
9:00 a.m.  Registration and Gathering
9:30 a.m.    Plenary Presentation in the sanctuary
11:00 a.m.  Break
11:15 a.m.  Workshops
12:30 p.m.  Lunch
1:15 p.m.    Workshops
2:30 p.m.    Break
2:45 p.m.    Wrap-up and closing worship

**$10 Fee for this event includes lunch

Topics For The Event

The September 15 Bishop’s Convocation on Prayer will focus on how to prayerfully respond to current concerns of The United Methodist Church.  Dr. Terry Teykl is the keynote speaker for the event. He has written 18 books to help local churches pray and grow. He pastored small rural churches for 11 years. He then planted and pastored the Aldersgate Church which grew from 8 to 2000 on Sunday. He currently is prayer pastor for the Faithbridge UMC in Spring Texas. Based on prayer as a core value, this church grew to 3500 on Sunday in 18 years. As well Dr. Teykl is on the adjunct faculty of The Bible Seminary in Katy Texas. He is a chaplain for the KSBJ radio station in Houston where he started people praying at Noon the Lord’s Prayer. In eight years this daily prayer meeting has grown to a million people.

Title of Plenary Talk: “Pray the Price”
Prayer provides what money or effort, or work cannot. Dr. Teykl will teach from Luke 11:1-13 and Luke 18:1-8 to help us pray now effectively and without ceasing the promises of scripture in times of uncertainty. We can pray with “shameless audacity” knowing if God said it, then that settles it. So what is the basis of this confidence in prayer? What are the principles of prevailing prayer? And how can we rely on the Holy Spirit to help and inspire us to pray without wavering? And how can we as United Methodists apply the power of prayer to stay united and passionate about the cause of Jesus Christ for GC 2019 and beyond?

Workshop title: “If Prayer can Help You Find Your Lost Keys, Could It Possibly Help You Find the Lost People in Your City?”
The workshop is about developing a theology for prayer-evangelism. How can we marry the best of prayer and evangelism to have children of regeneration? What would happen if we regularly prayed through the Book of Acts inviting the Holy Spirit to write chapter 29 in our midst? There is power in praying the Name of Jesus. This workshop will offer 25 practical ideas that would work in any size church to pray and win people to Jesus.

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