“Does Doug still speak at local churches?” – it is amazing that we often get that question! The answer is, “Yes! and often!” – almost every week. While we prefer for congregations to partner for our School of Prayer events, we continue to speak at churches across the nation. We feel the Lord is also calling us to train prayer leaders and mobilize a national intercessory force. We encourage you to partner with other churches and cities, convene and empower others, to catalyze a national effort of prayer and city-impact. Below is a list of all the different ways we can help you spark a Great Awakening!
- Schools of Prayer. A variety of training focused on learning, experiencing and leading in the area of prayer. The most popular School of Prayer we offer is called Enriching Your Personal Prayer Life – and the heart of that school is helping folks understand prayer and its components and build a healthy prayer life with communion with God at the center. Additional schools include: Prayer-The Heart of It All; The Great Exchange; Praying through the Tabernacle; Heaven is a Courtroom; and a ‘build-your-own’ school option. We also offer ‘experiencing’ schools – Prayer Missions (Reading a City), Prayer Leadership, and more.
- City-Prayer Power Conference. Plenary and workshop speakers across a wide variety of prayer topics. Ten area churches come together as sponsors, preferably across denominational lines. The attendance threshold for these conferences is 300. They are supported by the underwriting of the sponsoring congregations and a modest registration fee. Interdenominational speakers are available for the event.
- The Prayer Council Project. The Prayer Council Project is a long-term process aimed at coaching a city, pastors and lay leaders, intercessors and para-church leaders, through a “Decade of Destiny” process – aimed at engaging the city with the gospel in fresh ways, out of a movement of compassion and care, and that, on the back of a pervasive prayer movement.
- Prayer Summits. This relational prayer and worship experience is a time of seeking the face of God with a focus on personal transformation and renewal. Here, prayer is learned by experience, laced with spontaneous content moments.
- Simultaneous Revival. In cities where at least five congregations will commit to a simultaneous revival effort, we offer a team of revivalists who focus on repentance, holiness, revival and renewal in the church and awakening in the culture. A simultaneous revival effort, to be effective, should reach across denominational divides and unite a city. The emphasis of this team is on exalting Christ and touching a city. With five or more revivals going on in the city along with unifying training and prayer events, with preaching calibrated toward transformation – the potential exists for city impact.
- Continuing Education for Prayer Leaders. We have learned that the most impactful method of assisting congregations in their journey to bring prayer to the heart of all they do – is less not more. We have designed a prayer training process, complete with videos and discussion guides that brings pastors and prayer leaders of different congregations together quarterly – for teaching, fresh tools, and a boots-on-the-ground talk-it-over take-it-home moment focused on execution. This is teaching, with fresh tools, and implementation ideas, but in bite-sizes. The program unites congregations. It keeps prayer teams encouraged. It calls for measured change, inspiration and motivation without being overwhelming. Learn more about the Prayer Trainer’s Network>
- Prayer Impact Weekend. Doug shares with pastors or prayer leaders on Friday night, conduct prayer training (a School of Prayer) on Sunday. Speak at one of the sponsoring congregations on Sunday, and do a community prayer service that Sunday evening. You can build your own experience.
- Family Life Enrichment. Doug often speaks at couple’s events, men’s retreats and family conferences. The Couple’s Clinic is the family life seminar Doug has presented to thousands of couples. In that experience, couples learn about the stages of marriage – the tough times. They discover their learned conflict style and basic reflective listening skills that focus on conciliation. They look at the Jesus-style of forgiveness.