Overcoming Obstacles that Keep a Church Plant from Praying

Hosts Vance Pitman and Noah Oldham discuss their shared experiences of engaging the powerhouse of their church planting endeavors: prayer. Tune in to learn more about these prayer-fueled opportunities disguised as challenges from the first days of your church plant and beyond.

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • Why desperation for the Father is a key marker of Jesus’ church
  • How to cultivate the hard ground of your mission field through communing with God
  • How intercession impacts your congregation’s ongoing gatherings
  • Ways to implement prayer into every aspect of your Sunday and Wednesday services
  • Two prayers that will pave the way for your church plant to engage your community!

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Sharable Quotes (#NewChurches):

There is no power in prayer, but there is much power in the One to whom we pray. If we really believe that God’s mission is accomplished by God’s power through God’s Spirit, we must live in dependence on Him. – Vance Pitman

If we want to see God move in North America, it’s not going to be a matter of strategy, manpower, philosophy, or missiology. Until we see our desperation manifested in His people crying out to Him, we’re not going to see God move in power. – Vance Pitman

God moves through the prayers of His people, so we want to help church planters get prayer into their DNA from their earliest days. – Noah Oldham

Rather than just looking for skillsets, giftings, willingness, and warm bodies, let’s take it to the Father and seek His heart regarding who these people should be. – Vance Pitman

We’ve allowed prayer to be almost silent in our corporate gatherings. – Vance Pitman

When all we allow is a paid professional with a microphone to stand up and use eloquent words, we create a chasm that says, “You don’t know near enough to talk to God.” – Vance Pitman

Published March 26, 2024

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