Some of our National Prayer Committee Projects
National Day of Prayer Task Force
The National Day of Prayer Task Force is a ministry launched by the NPC to give focus to the Christian expression on the National Day of Prayer. Each year more than 40,000 prayer events take place on the National Day of Prayer. These events are largely the result of the efforts, promotion, and support of the Task Force. Located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the National Day of Prayer Task Force is currently led by President Kathy Branzell.
Prayer Connect is a bi-monthly, full-color, subscription-based magazine entirely on prayer. It is available in both print and digital formats. America’s National Prayer Committee is a co-sponsor of, and gives direction to, this resource, along with the Denominational Prayer Leaders Network and the International Prayer Council. Each issue of Prayer Connect includes a theme, but also has several non-theme articles on aspects of prayer and includes the following columns on the following: News, Ideas, Prayer Leader, Revival, and Classics. To see a sample or to subscribe go to prayerconnect.net.
Task Force on Theological Education
The Task Force on Theological Education was formed in 2005 as a result of a discussion at a prayer conference. The discussion, between a number of prayer ministry heads, related to the lack of prayer education provided to ministerial students in Bible colleges and seminaries. Most of the participants had seminary educations, and none had ever had a course on prayer–personal or corporate–while in seminary.
Out of that discussion the task force was formed, and this group began looking at ways to make seminaries and Bible colleges aware of this desperate need. Many pastors start their ministries without a clue as to how to lead a church prayer meeting effectively, how to lead a board in seeking the Lord on a difficult decision, how to disciple in prayer.
The first recommendation to come from the Task Force was to provide a potential curriculum or resource to professor–either to use as a primary text book, or a supplemental one in ministry level courses. The first outcome was the publication of Giving Ourselves to Prayer: An Acts 6:4 Primer for Ministry. Dr. Dan R. Crawford, the book’s compiler, serves as the chair of the Task Force.
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