|Everyone is welcome to join our Tuesday Night School of Prayer held at Montavilla Baptist Church from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.
Every Tuesday Evening
Montavilla Baptist Church
9204 SE Hawthorne Blvd,
Portland, OR 97216
6:30 – 7:00 Prayer and instruction.
7:00 – 8:00 Intercession by prayer teams
8:00 – 8:30 Discussion and debrief
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. – 1 Thessalonians 5:11
The Tuesday Night School of Prayer is an opportunity for encouraging one another and building one another up. It is a time set aside for people to come for healing prayer. When we make ourselves available to the Truth, Jesus is able to renew our minds. Intentional prayer is a practice by which we agree to hear from God and apply His word to our life.
But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word. – Acts 6:4
Montavilla Baptist Church has graciously agreed to provide a space for this time of prayer. The opportunity is open to all who want to seek the Lord, receive prayer, and pray for others.
The idea of this School of Prayer came through Abide Ministries, a nondenominational association of Christ followers that have covenanted together according to the call of God. We invite all members of the Kingdom Ministries, which is a strategic alliance of many different ministries and churches. Together we form the Church of the Heart.
Calvin and Julie Tadema, of Master’s Mind Ministry, and Dan and Jody Mayhew, of Summit Fellowships, will be providing leadership for this prayer ministry. We want to raise up an army of prayer warriors that are able to confidently intercede for others. Tuesday evenings will be a time for prayer opportunity, some training, and a safe environment in which to gain experience.
What then, brothers? When you come together, each one has a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. Let all things be done for building up. – 1 Corinthians 14:26
Abide Ministries sponsors a School of Prayer event in the greater Portland area and across the world. These three-day seminars focus on teaching and introducing the principles of prayer. Healing prayer is one important component of this.
Tuesday Night School of Prayer is a time for practical application of the healing prayer principles. The instructional component of the evening will be relatively small. We want to spend most of our time in practical expressions of the truth God has revealed.
We will present a simple truth or “prayer nugget” at the beginning of the evening. This is to help prayer warriors to build confidence, and to introduce ideas and concepts that have proven to be effective in healing prayer over the years.
We will end the evening with a time for questions and answers. This is an important part of mentoring and discipleship. Any concerns or issues that come up during the intercession can be discussed and used as learning opportunities.
There is not a starting or ending point to the training. It will be an ongoing part of the evening, which is why it is called a School of Prayer. Most of the time will be spent in prayer teams for the sake of practical experience.
Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. – James 5:14-16
Come on Tuesday evenings to receive prayer. There is power in prayer, and God heals in community. This is one of the reasons the Apostle James encouraged new Christians to ask for prayer from the elders (mature believers). We will be gathered as those that offer a prayer of faith so the sick will be saved and you may be healed.
Intercessors take a role as witness. The power to heal and the knowledge by which a person’s mind is renewed can only come from God. Prayer warriors are those with faith to ask and confidence to give testimony as God does the work.
We pray in teams because it is important that intercessors have a safe place in which to build their faith and exercise their spiritual gifts. We team up mature believers with those that are less confident so all can learn and grow.
We also pray in teams because the one receiving prayer needs a safe environment in which to hear from God. We trust the Holy Spirit to confirm truth through unity of the intercessors.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. – 2 Corinthians 5:17
Healing is a supernatural and creative act of God. It is powerful beyond human comprehension, and the results are eternal. There is nothing quite so humbling as to act as witness to the moment in which a person is made a new creation. It is an experience that every Christian should have, and it builds one’s personal relationship with God in a profound way.
Tuesday Night School of Prayer is an opportunity for people to come and experience the healing power of God. We expect people to be set free from sin and darkness. We expect people to be set free from guilt and shame. We expect people to be made whole in the physical, emotional and spiritual realms.
If you would like to become a new creation in Christ, please let one of our teams intercede for you. If you would like to witness the supernatural power of God, please come to be on one of our teams to intercede. If you would like to increase your confidence in the ways and will of God, please come as a regular prayer warrior.
Montavilla Baptist Church is in northeast Portland, Oregon on Hawthorne and 92nd Avenue. It is one block west of I-205 between Stark and Division streets.