Every church recognizes prayer as important. But what happens when a congregation unites to pray collectively and consistently for God to break through in new and miraculous ways? You can launch your congregation into the kind of churchwide breakthrough prayer initiative that fuels the atmosphere of possibility; and the entire focus begins to shift from inward to up-and-outward. It's easier than you think--and the results will make spiritual history right in your own community and beyond. Breakthrough prayer can be incorporated into what already happens in the daily life of your congregation; and you can learn how to utilize it through key aspects of your weekly worship service.

The Cabinet sponsored a Breakthrough Prayer Initiative Training on June 30. However, there were a number of churches that were unable to attend. Therefore, the South East District is sponsoring a second training event on October 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at West Allis: First UMC. Each church must bring a team consisting of the pastor, plus at least five of your members (or as many as you like), in order that implementation of the training is effective when you bring it back to your own congregation. Registration will be open to churches outside of the South East District, but will be limited to 120 people. More registration details will be coming soon.

Rev. Sue Nilson Kibbey, Director of Missional Church Consultation Initiative (MCCI) in the West Ohio Annual Conference, will lead the training event. Sue initially developed the Breakthrough Prayer Initiative for MCCI congregations, but it has become a standalone training event to help equip clergy and their teams to start a prayer movement/initiative across their congregations.