Prayer for the City Conference

About the Conference:

Designed for leaders to train other leaders in prayer, this jam-packed three-day conference will equip you with the vision and tools to grow yourself, and your church or ministry leaders, in prayer. You will come away from this with what you need to take the Prayer for the City Bootcamp for Urban Mission workbook training back to your context.

We believe hands-on prayer practice is the best way to grow yourself and others in prayer, we will invest half our time in prayer. This alone will make your time worthwhile to invest in this conference – you will leave with a “jump start” of God’s Spirit moving in response to our prayers to begin or grow you, your family, your leaders, and your church in prayer, so that it’s not just another conference where we talked about prayer.

About the Author: John Smed’s passion for prayer was birthed in his early days of becoming a Christian in the Swiss Alps community of L'Abri, and continued growing through the lessons of life and ministry. John (and his wife Caron) adopted a rich practice of prayer, open inquiry and deep fellowship set by the L’Abri community as a model for his future ministry. Eventually, they started two new churches (one in Calgary, one in Vancouver), and have assisted hundreds of church start ups as Coordinator for New Churches with Mission to North America. John is currently the Founding Director of Prayer Current, an organization that teaches people how to pray. He is frequently invited to speak and train in prayer throughout North America and internationally.

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“Prayer for the City Bootcamp for Urban Mission, led by John Smed and Justine Hwang is the most intensive, practical and gospel-centered training for developing a life of prayer and a church of prayer that I have ever seen. The modules are biblically sound and personally practiced in the training. The materials and books they have published are easily transferable to others. I encourage all our leaders to get the training. We implement their training in all the Church Planting Networks we facilitate!  I highly recommend you attend as soon as possible. As we have heard, “Prayer does not fit us for the greater work, it is the greater work!” 
Tom Wood, President, Church Multiplication Ministries, Atlanta

“Prayer for the City Bootcamp for Urban Mission training deepens and widens people in biblical, kingdom prayer. However, it does far more: Community develops as groups share and pray together; Repentance begins as heart idolatries are exposed; Individuals initiate in ministry; Expectant prayer leads to evangelistic boldness; An exciting vision for a church in mission is born as a spirit of prayer and the Spirit of God comes upon people. This training is transforming New City Church.”
Connan Kublik, Church Planter, Hamilton, Ontario

“Prayer for the City Bootcamp for Urban Mission has both vision and practical tools, with an excellent kingdom focus. Most training only focuses on one area.”
Workshop participant

“Prayer for the City Bootcamp for Urban Mission combines the eschatologically urgent need/mandate for prayer combined with very practical steps to teach us to pray.”
Workshop participant

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