What is the Prayer Dare?
Prayer Dare is a six-week, congregation-wide focus on growing our prayer lives—children, youth and adult. On one hand, Prayer Dare is a series of focused activities and resources. But it’s more than that. It’s the beginning of what we hope and PRAY becomes a growing movement in our church. (Prayer Dare is also the title of a book we’ll be using.)
We’re asking every friend and member of Northminster to purchase through the church the 40-day, daily devotional The Prayer Dare by Ron Kincaid. This devotional coaches the reader on how to develop a growing prayer life (available for a suggested donation of $10).
Our great, loving God invites and instructs us to converse with him all the time. This conversation, called prayer, is a powerful life-changer, accessible to all of us! Through prayer we will allow God to determine, direct, decide and make secure our steps. What great plans does God have for You, Northminster and our community as we all grow our pray life this fall? The possibilities are endless!
Please join us for as many of these special events that you can. Reservations helpful, but not required. Childcare available.
Prayer Dare Small Groups
Sundays, 9:00-9:45 and 10:00-10:45
In the Trinity Room
These discussion groups will cover the topics from the book that week, sermon questions, journal time and discussion…and of course prayer! 8:30 worshipers get your coffee after service and come join us. If you worship at 10:00, please come a little earlier for coffee, juice and donuts and join a small group discussion, then head into the sanctuary for the sermon afterwards. Signing up is helpful, but not required: Sign up
A designated Prayer Room is being set up in room 104 (the Lounge) at Northminster for you to spend extra time in prayer before or after series as well. It may also be used throughout the week when you might need it. Deacons will be available in the prayer rooms 30 minutes before services on Sunday. Or just let us know you need a prayer partner for a day, week, or hour and God will provide one.
“ABCs of Prayer” Led by Danny & Diane Schell
Wednesday, September 13th
Light dinner, 6:30-7:00 pm
Workshop, 7:00-8:00 pm in the Trinity Room
Please join us for a discussion and some instruction on The ABC's of prayer. We will cover the importance of prayer using biblical passages. The definition of prayer and the ACTS of praying will be taught as well. Practical applications of praying and journaling will also be discussed. Examples and handouts will be available. Signing up is helpful, but not required: Sign up
“The Story of Prayer” Led by Pastor Mike
Tuesday, September 19th, 9:15 am
Wednesday, September 20th, 7:00 pm (Light dinner, 6:30-7:00 pm)
This seminar is spiritual encounter with prayer using stories and examples from the Bible. We will begin in the Garden of Eden and finish in Revelation, stopping along the way to examine and appreciate the prayers and prayer life of Abraham, Moses, Hannah, David, Mary, and Jesus, among others. Practical tips will be provided along the way that will help enrich your prayer life. Signing up is helpful, but not required: Sign up
“See You At The Pole” Prayer Breakfast
Wednesday, September 27th at Northminster, 6:00-7:30 am
SEE YOU AT THE POLE day is on Wednesday, September 27th, at 7:00 am local time. As part of the Prayer Dare, we will gather at Northminster for breakfast and fellowship and prayer. Breakfast will be served 6:15 to 7:30 am so you can eat before or after we will gather around our flagpole to pray at 7:00. People of all ages are invited—bring a friend! Signing up is helpful, but not required: Sign up
...rest and wait...
Contemplative Prayer Night Class led by Jocelyn Smolik and the Youth
Wednesday, October 4th
Light Meal @ 6:30 pm, Worship @ 7:00 pm
For thousands of years, Christians have engaged in a practice of prayer that recognizes the presence of God, that uses Scripture to sink deep into the truth of Christ’s love and sacrifice and that focuses more on the immediate presence of God than on the words we craft as we speak to Him. For our contemplative prayer night we will worship, learn a bit about contemplative prayer and then spend time engaging in contemplative prayer practices that will help us rest and wait in the presence of God. Childcare available. Signing up is helpful, but not required: Sign up.
Power in Your Prayer Life Class Led byDanny Schell
Wednesday, October 11th
Light Meal @ 6:30 pm, Class @ 7:00 pm
Desperate for God’s hand upon situations in your life? Need God's strength and guidance? Need spiritual breakthrough? This class with 30 minutes teaching and 30 minutes open discussion will help you with these things. In addition, the following will also be addressed:
- Why fast?
- What type of fast is right for you?
- How to fast safely.
- How to prepare yourself physically and spiritually.
- How to manage your life when fasting.
- How to make your spiritual experience the best it can be.
- Good nutrition during a fast.
- How to finish in a healthy manner.
Childcare available. Signing up is helpful, but not required: Sign up
All-Church Prayer Walk
October 15th in between services
Followed by a Church picnic at 11:30