Keeping Prayer Alive at the Heart of your Network
Presenter: Linda Bemis, Jenny Oliphant, Austen Ukachi
Date: Thursday, 21 March 2019
Time: 7am PDT / 10am EDT / UTC-7 (time zone converter)
Length: 60 minutes
How persistent and present is prayer in the life of your network? How much is prayer a part of your network’s on-going conversations, decisions, and plans?
In this one hour webinar, we will look at practical ways network leaders can:
- Sustain and grow their network’s prayer life
- Weave it into the structure and strategy of your network
- Explore the role of Prayer Strategist and Prayer Coordinator and
- Invite prayer in their network’s conversations, decisions, and planning processes
Through case studies and stories from three different networks, our three panelists: Jenny Oliphant with Ethne and 12:14 Coalition, Linda Bemis with ION, and Austen Ukachi with MANI, will share what they have learned about keeping prayer alive and at the heart of their networks and organizations’ vision and work.
As a result of attending this webinar, participants will:
- Practices and strategies for keeping prayer alive in your network
- Hear how different networks have integrated prayer into decisions, meetings, and planning processes
- Understand the role and responsibilities of a Prayer Strategist and Prayer Coordinator in a network and
- Identify strategies for reinvigorating prayer within your network
Who Is This Webinar For?
- Ministry Collaboration and Network Prayer Coordinators
- Ministry Collaboration and Network Facilitators
- Church and ministry prayer leaders and pastors
About the Presenters:
Linda Bemis – Works with ION, Pope Initiatives, and the 4.2.20 Foundation
Linda works with ministry organizations like ION, Pope Initiatives, and 4.2.20 Foundation in the area of prayer and prayer strategy. She collaborates on prayer and missions connected to Orality, UPG Initiatives, and Bible Translation. This includes working with partner networks like Ethne, believing that prayer is the invisible, yet tangible foundation of all we do.
Previously, she has worked alongside Table 71, visionSynergy, GACX, IAS, Vision 5:9, and others to offer support coaching, training, and prayer mobilization strategies.
In the area of prayer Resources she collaborated as one of the authors featured in ”Orality Breakthroughs: Using Heart Language to Transform Hearts – Chapter 15” in 2010. She authored ”Prayer for Oral and Oral Bibleless People Groups” in 2018 under the pen name of ION Prayer so that it would be available as a nameless, faceless resource available on Amazon and as a free eBook (https://Orality.net). In the Fall of 2018 she was part of a Team collaborative work resulting in the “Pray for the 31 – Prayer Guide” now available as a printed guide (https://GO31.org) or free eBook download.
Linda and her husband, David, live near Orlando, Florida, and have three children and seven living grandchildren.
Jenny Oliphant– Serves as Prayer Coordinator for Ethne Prayer workgroup and 24:14 Prayer Task Force
Jenny was born in the UK, but has lived the majority of her adult years overseas. She is married to Stuart. They have two boys, Daniel (19) and Matthew (16), who were both born in Argentina.
We lived for 15 years in Argentina where we served with Latin Link. We were involved with the equipping and sending of mission workers from Argentina to the rest of the world and University student work. During this time I was invited to join the Argentina COMIBAM board with the role of prayer mobilisation for mission.
This led to further involvement in the national and Latin American prayer movement with particular focus on those who have yet to hear the Good News. I am still involved with Latin America as International Prayer coordinator for Latin Link International and host a monthly Spanish Ethne prayer team call.
My current roles are Coordinator of the ETHNE Prayer Workgroup. This role is largely mobilisation of the church and praying communities to focus on the unreached groups globally. (www. prayerstrategists.net) I am also Coordinator of the 24:14 Prayer Task Force. The 24:14 Coalition vision is to see Act’s style Kingdom movement initiated in every UPG by 2025. (www.24:14now.net)
Austen Ukachi – Prayer leader for MANI and co-ordinator of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria’s (PFN) One Year 24/7 prayer project.
Austen Ukachi has been involved in Intercession, Missions, Leadership, and the quest for revival at the national and continental levels. He is one of the pioneers of the contemporary prayer movements in Nigeria and has pioneered the advancement of Intercession and Spiritual warfare in Africa. He was the National Co-coordinator for Prayer, AD 2000 and Beyond Movement and the National Co-coordinator, Global Day of Prayer.
He was the national co-coordinator One Year Prayer for National Transformation (OYP); the Continental Co-ordinator, Strategic Prayer and Intercessory Network (SPIN) for the Movement of National African Initiatives (MANI); the West African Regional Co-ordinator, International Prayer Council (IPC); and an Executive Board Member, International Prayer Council (IPC).
He is the current co-coordinator of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) One Year 24/7 prayer project and a member of the National Advisory Committee of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN-NAC). Austen Ukachi is the author of several books including, the History of the Pentecostal and Charismatic Revivals in Nigeria from 1914 to 1990s. He also serves as the Chairman, Watchman Ministries and Chairman of the Christian Evangelical Social Movement of Nigeria (CESM). He founded He’s Alive Chapel in 1990 and is currently the Senior Pastor and General Overseer. He is a Director of CEAR LTD and also the Chairman, New Fountain Group of Schools Ltd.
He is married to Oluyide Folasade. They got married in 27 June, 1981. The marriage is blessed with four children: Chimdi, Enyinnaya, Adaeze and Oreoluwa.