At Highlands, we believe fervent, heart-felt prayer is key to leading people to Christ and essential to what we do as a Church. We believe we would not have seen lives changed or experienced supernatural growth without the ministry of prayer.
Our strategy for prayer is found in Nehemiah 4:10. Nehemiah decided to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem, and his first task was to “Tour the Wall” to see the areas that needed work. However, the people rebuilding the wall could not work effectively because they had to stop work to defend from invaders. The solution Nehemiah devised is what we call the Nehemiah “1:1 Ratio.” Every worker had a personal protector. When this plan was implemented, the wall was repaired in 52 days!
The concept for the Church of the Highlands Prayer Team Ministry is this same “1:1 Ratio.” There are thousands of Dream Team members who are working to help others. To achieve the “1:1 Ratio,” literally thousands of Prayer Team members are required to protect them. We also continually “Tour the Wall” to see which areas require attention.
Prayer Ministry Opportunities
- Service Prayer
Prayer and intercession during Sunday services
- Join or lead a Prayer Small Group
Prayer Force Training, A.S.K. and other prayer groups meet every semester.
- 21 Days of Prayer
In January and August, we host a special, three-week emphasis on prayer through daily morning prayer services.
- Wednesday Morning Prayer
A mid-week service where people meet to pray before the work day starts
- Saturday Morning Prayer
Praying for our cities and Sunday services on Saturday mornings from 9-10 a.m.
- Prayer Force United
Monthly prayer walks through pre-appointed areas of Birmingham
- Prayer Shield
Prayer covering for Church of the Highlands Staff, small groups, and government leaders
How to Join the Prayer Team
- Complete the Growth Track.
- Complete the leadership application and Honor Code.
- Attend 401 training and interview with a ministry leader.
- Complete LIFE Curriculum and attend the LIFE retreat
- Complete Prayer Force Training