Over the last couple of years, God has been transitioning and growing the prayer lives of His body here at Midland Bible. Through our corporate prayer time, Wednesday Night Prayer and Worship, and our prayer team, we’ve united as a congregation to earnestly seek God’s will in the Permian Basin. We love the energy, and it has us asking, “How can we take this to the next level?”
What’s a BAHOP?
Building a House of Prayer (BAHOP) is a prayer coaching event for churches with an active prayer ministry. Midland Bible is excited to host Dennis and Betty Jo Conner as our prayer coaches for our own BAHOP event September 8-10. Join us for three days of teaching and interactive practices (see schedule to the left). It will be a fun and exciting time for our whole church body to come together, learn, practice, and grow as we become a house of prayer. “
We at Midland Bible believe in the power of prayer. And again, we are thrilled to see the new energy and growth surrounding prayer. We also know that “Without a vision, the people will perish.” (Proverbs 29:18) That’s why BAHOP. We need a vision to channel this energy. We need a game plan to grow. That’s why the Conners. Their passion is specifically coming alongside congregations and working with them to cast a vision and create a game plan for their prayer life, both individually and corporately. We hope that BAHOP is not just an enlightening event about prayer, but also the beginning of a fruitful relationship with the Conners.
Join us as we continue to build our house of prayer, both as individuals and as a church body!
From Dennis and Betty Jo Conner:
“Our mission for “Building a House of Prayer” is not about man’s initiation of more and bigger programs, projects and events to fill-up a busy church calendar, but rather about God’s invitation to the pathway that leads to true spiritual awakening and revival for your church and your community. Prayer is all about a spiritual relationship, not religious busyness.
The “BAHOP-Initiative” is all about God’s people getting infused with prayer, not simply getting more information about prayer. Will you accept God’s invitation? What if you do? What might the Lord do in your life, your church, your community?”
From the BAHOP website (BAHOP.org):
“Across the United States today, more and more pastors and church leaders are responding to the “sense of urgency” for meaningful prayer times that their members are wanting; which is all part of the Lord’s final preparations of His Bride, the Church, before His return. Pastors know it requires so much more than a one-time or one-weekend effort (prayer conference or retreat) for a church to expand their “prayer ministry” to what Jesus refers to in three Gospel accounts, a “house of prayer.” Such expansion requires someone to coordinate the effort (breadth and depth) for the church; to come alongside the pastor and church leadership to help in transitioning to a church where prayer ‘is the engine that drives the church ‘…”