The purpose of The Praying Church Made Simple is to establish clear beginning points for revitalizing the congregational prayer effort; and to set forth a simple approach to prayer mobilization for the smaller congregation. For decades, the mega church has been celebrated, but 80 percent of America’s congregations are small and many of those are rural. The greatest need is for materials related to the single-cell church of less than 100 members.
This book offers a simple 1-2-3 step process, rich with support and learning materials, designed to aid a small congregation in a quick, but studied, launch of their prayer effort. More than a book, The Praying Church Made Simple is a leader’s guide for a multi-year process to create a culture of prayer in a congregation. Here, you will find a strategy to lay the groundwork for an effective prayer ministry.
Within the text are Discovery Moments and Action Steps that point to supplemental materials available on the Resource Disc. This companion includes articles, power point files, and videos. Each chapter ends with Group Talk to aid in discussion. Throughout the book are Progress Markers, to keep you on track.
This latest resource from Doug Small, ‘The Praying Church Made Simple,’ follows his same pattern of excellence and thorough coverage of this critical aspect of the Christian life: prayer. Once again he has delivered a thought-provoking and challenging volume that equips both the minister and layperson to confidently pursue greater depths in prayer ministry at the local church.
Having served with Doug Small on the PCCNA Prayer Commission, I can say with assurance that Doug’s vision is to see the local church revitalized by prayer. In the book, The Praying Church Made Simple, Doug articulates simple concepts to help Christians, prayer groups, and churches to focus on prayer. The Praying Church Made Simple will assist anyone in getting close to God through prayer.