It was the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
“Our churches are figuring out how to collaborate together around mission – we’re pretty good at that part. What we need from you is help strengthening the prayer piece.” Dave Witt, the leader of True City, explained.
“Hmmm, you’re probably better at prayer than you think you are. Maybe you just don’t recognize what your prayer language is.” I countered.
That was seven years ago, and over the last years we have enjoyed a fruitful partnership. GOHOP teachers have been invited to teach at True City churches. I’ve met with leaders on a consultative basis to look at strengthening prayer in their churches. We are developing emergent leaders from True City churches in our 10 month Studies in New Monasticism Internship. Many True City folks participate in the Prayer Truck with us each summer. And together we have mobilized the one, and now two weeks of 24/7 prayer around the annual True City Conference.
This year’s conference is going to be a good one! Check out the conference video and come join us as we learn, serve and pray together for the good of the city! I’m helping to lead one of the workshops, which will explore “lifestyles of resistance”.