Praying ministries

A Prayer Ministry can take on many formats — personal, with a prayer partner, corporate church praying, etc. Whatever the form, whoever might be involved, we should want our praying to be effective.

Effective Prayer Ministry Requires the Following:

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  1. We must begin on the basis of a personal relationship with God.
  2. We must have the right purposes for praying.
  3. We must develop a passion for prayer.
  4. We must view prayer as a priority.
  5. We must make prayer part of our lifestyle, or church culture, a permanent practice.
  6. We must depend on God’s power to pray and attribute results to His power.
  7. We must adhere to biblical principles when praying.

To develop an effective prayer ministry, whether personal or with a group, we must understand and practice the above elements in prayer. We can then build upon these elements to:

  • Plan strategies for our prayer ministry.
  • Prepare others to join us in praying.
  • Promote prayer successfully.

Start where you are but aim at growing and improving in the above. When all of this is in place you should begin to see an increase in participation and the development of a passion within others to meet with God through prayer resulting in praise to our Lord.

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Welcome to the Prayer Ministry Website

“Make this your common practice: Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you can live together whole and healed. The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with.” James 5:16 (The Message)

Prayer in the hand of faith is the KEY that unlocks Heaven’s storehouse.  Our department is committed to helping you develop a stronger key.  In addition, we believe that prayer is the key to finishing the work of God and ushering in the Second Coming of Christ.  The Latter Rain is needed.  The process for obtaining the needed refreshing from the Lord is through prayer.  It is our hope that you can be guided into a more fruitful experience with prayer.

Mission Statement:  The mission of the South Central Conference is to train Prayer Federation Officers and Coordinators to turn their churches into houses of prayer, which will usher in the Latter Rain, so that the gospel work can be finished and Christ can come.


a.      To help every church in the Conference to enhance their prayer focus- to become houses of prayer.

b.      To begin a prayer movement in South Central Conference, that ushers in the Latter Rain and finishes the work.

i.      Every great Revival started with prayer (i.e., the Great Awakening).  We are in the dispensation of the Latter Rain.  God wants to pour out His power, but it won’t happen without a concerted effort of petition.

c.       To recruit and train Prayer WarriorsB to get a Prayer Army for every church and for this Conference.

Motto: “Making Prayer Central in South Central.”

DOWNLOAD: Prayer Ministries Department Quarterly Report Form


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Featured Speaker:  Pastor James Black, Sr.
Featured Presenter:  Dr. Nadine A. Joseph-Collins
Final Charge: Dr. John Nixon
Other Presenters: Elder Michael Harpe, Mrs. Trina Ware
Pastor Vandeon Griffin, Facilitator, Young Adult Prayer Ministries Initiative
Mrs. Daphne Hubbard, and Ms. Brenda McKenzie — Psalmists
Ms. Alyce Hendricks, Young Adult Prayer Min. Worship Leader

Schedule: Friday, March 9, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. through Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.

Registration Fees:
All registration fees are per person. Please plan to register early with Shocco Springs Baptist Conference Center since no registrations will be taken on-site and space is limited.

$179 Early-bird Double Occupancy now through January 15, 2018.
$199 Regular Double Occupancy January 16, 2018 through February 16, 2018.
$229 Early-bird Single Occupancy now through January 15, 2018.
$249 Regular Single Occupancy January 16, 2018 through February 16, 2018.
$79 Early-bird Sabbath Only Rate, now through January 15, 2018.
$99 Regular Sabbath Only Rate, January 16, through February 16, 2018.

To guarantee your place, please register ASAP. Register Now by clicking here or call (800) 280-1105. Shocco Springs will process registrations for this event through February 16, 2018.

All major credit cards accepted, except American Express card. Make Money Orders payable to Shocco Springs Baptist Conference Center, and mail to, 1314 Shocco Springs Road, Talladega, AL 35160-5852. If you send your registration by mail, please make sure Shocco Springs receives your registration by February 16, 2018.

Refund Policy: There will be no refunds, but feel free to substitute someone to attend the Prayer Summit in your place.

Register Now: Online Registration | Paying by Check? For details, please click here

Other Details: Please note the additional details below regarding this event:

Lodging: Shocco Springs Baptist Conference Center, 1314 Shocco Springs Road, Talladega, AL 35161.

Meals: You will receive five (5) meals: supper on Friday; breakfast, lunch and supper  Sabbath; and brunch on Sunday.  Friday dinner will be from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Directions: Click Here for a Map | Weather

Nearest Airport: Birmingham International Airport

Ground Transportation: Birmingham International Airport

On-site Event Check-In: Pick up your event materials on Friday, March 9, 2018 from 1:00-6:00 pm.

Children: As a courtesy to other participants, and to maximize your benefit at this  event, we ask that you make other arrangements for the care of your children.

Dress: Casual; dressy casual for Sabbath.

Sabbath Colors:  Red and Black.

Additional Questions: Contact Elayne Bedney (615) 226-6500 ext. 143 or [email protected]

praying ministries

It’s always praying time!

Welcome to the website of Praying Time Ministries (PTM) Church of God in Christ. We are overjoyed that you have decided to visit us online. We hope that our website highlights the many worship, fellowship and service experiences available here at PTM. Please feel free to navigate through the tabs to find out more about our church.

While you are browsing our website, you will learn about our programs and get a glimpse of who we are. But to fully understand us, we invite you to come to a worship service and feel the up-close, in-person fellowship that comes when people share time together with the Holy Spirit present. Enjoy the website, then come. We’d love to meet you and know you.

It is the aim of Praying Time Ministries to provide an environment that encourages individuals of all ages to deepen their relationship with God. Each week we offer various opportunities for you to experience relevant teaching, powerful prayer, and dynamic worship. Whether you are a seasoned believer or just starting out on your spiritual journey, you can find a home at PTM.

We hope you take time to explore the content of these pages. If we can help you with spiritual matters, please feel free to contact us. If you live locally or are visiting the area, we would be delighted to welcome you or any of your family to the services and events at our church.

Our prayer is that God will bless you!

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