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Empowering Leaders

What is a gospel movement?

A church planting movement (CPM) or disciple making movement (DMM) can be defined as “the multiplication of disciples making disciples and leaders developing leaders, resulting in indigenous churches planting churches which begin to spread rapidly through a people group or population segment.” Click here to read more about gospel movements.


Declare a Promise

Psalm 67:4 “Let the people be glad and sing for joy, for you judge all peoples with equity and guide the nations upon earth”

Yes, Lord. Our hearts burst in song: let the nations be glad; let the peoples rejoice; may the Arab world erupt with joy and laughter, with dancing and feasting, in fellowship and mirth. Let it be, Lord. Today, we declare your promise over this land and this people.


Today’s Movement Theme:

RELEASING CONTROL, EMPOWERING LEADERS

One distinctive of disciple making movements is the emphasis they place on releasing control early and on empowering leaders constantly. Almost from the very first discovery groups, the outsider is looking for the person or two who can step into the ‘facilitator’ role. After the outsider leads the group a few times, modeling what is supposed to happen, it becomes paramount for her to hand over the reigns to someone on the discovery journey. The outsider doesn’t leave but begins to assist and coach, giving feedback, asking questions in debriefs, and tweaking as needed. By this pattern, movements always make space for the next generation of leaders to emerge.

But for a new leader to become a real leader–not just a facilitator–the outside catalyst must then devote his life to the leader: breaking bread, sharing struggles, celebrating victories, praying together, reading scripture together, repenting together, laughing and crying, thinking and strategizing, learning and growing: together.

Leaders are the engine that drive movements, and leaders don’t emerge without a deep-seated spirit of brotherhood and sisterhood.

Therefore, today, we will pray for this two-part process: making space for new leaders (ie releasing control) and then journeying with them into the fullness of Christ (i.e. empowering leaders).


Pray the Scriptures

John 4:2 “Jesus himself didn’t baptize them—his disciples did”

  1. Ask: for leaders to make space for other, ‘less qualified or experienced,’ leaders, just like Jesus modeled with the disciples
  2. Ask: leaders to release the next generation to lead a bit before they feel ready!

John 3:30 “Therefore, I am filled with joy at [Jesus’] success. He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.”

  1. Ask: for grace to release control. May movement practitioners have a heart like that of John the Baptist, celebrating God’s success and not clinging to their own ‘little egos and lesser kingdoms’

Gal 4:19 “Oh, my dear children! I feel as if I’m going through labor pains for you again, and they will continue until Christ is fully developed in your lives.”

  1. Intercede: for outside catalysts to labor and toil on behalf of their friends until they mature into the fullness of Christ

1 Cor 11:1 “And you should imitate me, just as I imitate Christ.”

  1. Pray: that church planters would open their very lives to others, the way Paul opened himself to his spiritual children
  2. Pray: for outside catalysts to imitate Christ more closely and more lovingly, setting the pattern for those they invest in

Ex 4:10-12 “Moses pleaded with the Lord, ‘O Lord, I’m not very good with words. I never have been, and I’m not now, even though you have spoken to me. I get tongue-tied, and my words get tangled.’ Then the Lord [said to Moses]: Go! I will be with you as you speak, and I will instruct you in what to say.'”

  1. Intercede: for new leaders, asking that God’s answer to Moses–I will be with you–would be His answer to the insecurities of emerging leaders
  2. Intercede: for emerging leaders, asking God to demonstrate his power despite their natural inabilities
  3. Intercede: for new leaders to use what’s in their hand–like Moses and his shepherd’s staff–as the instrument of God’s delivering work

Ex 14:15 “Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘Why are you crying out to me? Tell the people to get moving! Pick up your staff and raise your hand over the sea. Divide the water so the Israelites can walk through the middle of the sea on dry ground.'”

  1. Pray: that new leaders would grow in confidence as they act and get moving
  2. Pray: for emerging leaders to see God’s powerful hand divide the waters of chaos, the monsters of the deep, the powers of the unknown, and make a way through the heart of the sea

No Place Left

Each day, we pray for one of the countries the Grove represents, believing in faith that a disciple making movement will touch each and every community throughout these nations.

Today, pray by name for Palestinian refugees in the following camps:

Burj Barajne Camp : Ein el Helweh Camp : Mar Elias Camp : Rashidieh Camp : Sabra and Chatila Camp : Burj el Shemali Camp


Prayer

Lord, help us to release control and allow your Holy Spirit to build your church. We pray, Father, for grace to raise up new generations of leaders; grace to refuse a spirit of control; grace to resist the love of ego and our ‘little kingdoms’; grace to embrace the way of Jesus. And Lord, make us more like Paul, who poured out his life like a drink offering, who labored and toiled for his spiritual children. Give us the grace that was on his life to establish self-sustaining gospel communities. And Lord, as leaders of emerging movements imitate Christ, allow new facilitators and new leaders to imitate them. In this way, Lord, may your church sustain itself: disciples making disciples, leaders raising up leaders, groups starting groups, and churches planting churches.

Amen.


More Information About the Grove and Ongoing Prayer Needs


What is the Grove?

The Grove is a learning and implementation community of 23 intentional kingdom workers from 7 different nationalities serving in 8 strategic nations within the Middle East and North Africa. We have intentionally banded together for 2023-2024 to learn, grow, experiment, pray, and serve together.

What does a learning and implementation community do?

  • Learning:
    • 3 face to face trainings over the 2 years
    • 1-2 ongoing learning meetings monthly
  • Implementation:
    • We put into practice our learning right away in our individual contexts
    • We band together in cohorts to support each other in implementation
    • We are intentionally experimenting together and sharing our experiences and learning

How can I be praying for the Grove aside from the daily Prayer Fuel?

  • For the participants to grow together in unity and fruitfulness
  • That participants would continue to develop their authentic personal witness
  • For new and creative ideas to share within natural social groupings rather than just individuals

Praying as a group?


Leading others in prayer is a great step in making disciples. We want to celebrate your and their faithfulness. For each person that prays with you, we will add 15 minutes to the 8.3 days of prayer committed so far.

How many prayed today (including yourself)?

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Use these resources to help pray specifically each day.

Isaiah 35

2023-07-31

e declare in accord with the scriptures: every sect, every tribe; every people group living here, every class; every age, and every village: all the peoples you have made shall come and worship before you, O Lord, and glorify your name.

Read

Word, Wonders, Workers

2023-07-30

Lord, we declare today that every ruler and authority, every 'king' and 'queen', every billionaire and millionaire, and every politician and influencer: all will fall before you and declare that Jesus is Christ and Lord.

Read

Empowering Leaders

2023-07-29

Psalm 67:4 "Let the people be glad and sing for joy, for you judge all peoples with equity and guide the nations upon earth"

Read

Priesthood of Believers

2023-07-28

Psalm 67:2 "May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, that your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations."

Read

Prayer

2023-07-27

Psalm 47:8 "God reigns over the nations; God sits on his holy throne."

Read

Groups, not Individuals

2023-07-26

Psalm 57:9 "I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the nations; I will sing praises to you among the people."

Read

Baptism

2023-07-25

Psalm 22:27 "All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations will bow down before you."

Read

Multiplication

2023-07-24

Psalm 22:28 "For kingship belongs to the Lord, and he rules over the peoples."

Read

Repentance

2023-07-23

Lord, all the peoples will remember you! All the sects will turn to You. Every knee will bow and every tongue confess that You, the Christ, are Lord and Savior, the hope for this region!

Read

Urgency and Desperation

2023-07-22

Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted in the earth!"

Read

Dreams and Visions

2023-07-21

With faith and confidence, we declare the Gospel of the Kingdom will spread throughout the nations of the Middle East and North Africa.

Read

5 Directions

2023-07-20

Middle East, live! Receive the breath of the Lord, the Spirit of the triune God. Be raised to life. Return and live. Be dead no longer; slumber no longer; be sick no more. Return to Life, and Live!

Read

Emerging Churches

2023-07-19

Holy is the Lord God Almighty; marvelous are your works; worthy is the Lamb of God in every city, district, municipality, town, and village of the Middle East/North Africa.

Read

GEHARP

2023-07-18

Lord, we declare: the time will come when You will heal the region's wounds, for its wounds are as deep as the sea, and You alone can heal them.

Read

Access

2023-07-17

Today, Father, we declare that all the sects and all the groups will become one in Christ, and they will all call you blessed.

Read

Isaiah 35

2023-07-16

e declare in accord with the scriptures: every sect, every tribe; every people group living here, every class; every age, and every village: all the peoples you have made shall come and worship before you, O Lord, and glorify your name.

Read

Word, Wonders, Workers

2023-07-15

Lord, we declare today that every ruler and authority, every 'king' and 'queen', every billionaire and millionaire, and every politician and influencer: all will fall before you and declare that Jesus is Christ and Lord.

Read

Empowering Leaders

2023-07-14

Psalm 67:4 "Let the people be glad and sing for joy, for you judge all peoples with equity and guide the nations upon earth"

Read

Priesthood of Believers

2023-07-13

Psalm 67:2 "May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, that your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations."

Read

Prayer

2023-07-12

Psalm 47:8 "God reigns over the nations; God sits on his holy throne."

Read

Groups, not Individuals

2023-07-11

Psalm 57:9 "I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the nations; I will sing praises to you among the people."

Read

Baptism

2023-07-10

Psalm 22:27 "All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations will bow down before you."

Read

Multiplication

2023-07-09

Psalm 22:28 "For kingship belongs to the Lord, and he rules over the peoples."

Read

Repentance

2023-07-08

Lord, all the peoples will remember you! All the sects will turn to You. Every knee will bow and every tongue confess that You, the Christ, are Lord and Savior, the hope for this region!

Read

Urgency and Desperation

2023-07-07

Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted in the earth!"

Read

Dreams and Visions

2023-07-06

With faith and confidence, we declare the Gospel of the Kingdom will spread throughout the nations of the Middle East and North Africa.

Read

5 Directions

2023-07-05

Middle East, live! Receive the breath of the Lord, the Spirit of the triune God. Be raised to life. Return and live. Be dead no longer; slumber no longer; be sick no more. Return to Life, and Live!

Read

Emerging Churches

2023-07-04

Holy is the Lord God Almighty; marvelous are your works; worthy is the Lamb of God in every city, district, municipality, town, and village of the Middle East/North Africa.

Read

GEHARP

2023-07-03

Lord, we declare: the time will come when You will heal the region's wounds, for its wounds are as deep as the sea, and You alone can heal them.

Read

Access

2023-07-02

Today, Father, we declare that all the sects and all the groups will become one in Christ, and they will all call you blessed.

Read

Isaiah 35

2023-07-01

e declare in accord with the scriptures: every sect, every tribe; every people group living here, every class; every age, and every village: all the peoples you have made shall come and worship before you, O Lord, and glorify your name.

Read

Word, Wonders, Workers

2023-06-30

Lord, we declare today that every ruler and authority, every 'king' and 'queen', every billionaire and millionaire, and every politician and influencer: all will fall before you and declare that Jesus is Christ and Lord.

Read

Empowering Leaders

2023-06-29

Psalm 67:4 "Let the people be glad and sing for joy, for you judge all peoples with equity and guide the nations upon earth"

Read

Priesthood of Believers

2023-06-28

Psalm 67:2 "May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, that your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations."

Read

Prayer

2023-06-27

Psalm 47:8 "God reigns over the nations; God sits on his holy throne."

Read

Groups, not Individuals

2023-06-26

Psalm 57:9 "I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the nations; I will sing praises to you among the people."

Read

Baptism

2023-06-25

Psalm 22:27 "All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations will bow down before you."

Read

Multiplication

2023-06-24

Psalm 22:28 "For kingship belongs to the Lord, and he rules over the peoples."

Read

Repentance

2023-06-23

Lord, all the peoples will remember you! All the sects will turn to You. Every knee will bow and every tongue confess that You, the Christ, are Lord and Savior, the hope for this region!

Read

Urgency and Desperation

2023-06-22

Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted in the earth!"

Read

Dreams and Visions

2023-06-21

With faith and confidence, we declare the Gospel of the Kingdom will spread throughout the nations of the Middle East and North Africa.

Read

5 Directions

2023-06-20

Middle East, live! Receive the breath of the Lord, the Spirit of the triune God. Be raised to life. Return and live. Be dead no longer; slumber no longer; be sick no more. Return to Life, and Live!

Read

Emerging Churches

2023-06-19

Holy is the Lord God Almighty; marvelous are your works; worthy is the Lamb of God in every city, district, municipality, town, and village of the Middle East/North Africa.

Read

GEHARP

2023-06-18

Lord, we declare: the time will come when You will heal the region's wounds, for its wounds are as deep as the sea, and You alone can heal them.

Read

Access

2023-06-17

Today, Father, we declare that all the sects and all the groups will become one in Christ, and they will all call you blessed.

Read

Isaiah 35

2023-06-16

e declare in accord with the scriptures: every sect, every tribe; every people group living here, every class; every age, and every village: all the peoples you have made shall come and worship before you, O Lord, and glorify your name.

Read

Word, Wonders, Workers

2023-06-15

Lord, we declare today that every ruler and authority, every 'king' and 'queen', every billionaire and millionaire, and every politician and influencer: all will fall before you and declare that Jesus is Christ and Lord.

Read

Empowering Leaders

2023-06-14

Psalm 67:4 "Let the people be glad and sing for joy, for you judge all peoples with equity and guide the nations upon earth"

Read

Priesthood of Believers

2023-06-13

Psalm 67:2 "May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, that your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations."

Read

Prayer

2023-06-12

Psalm 47:8 "God reigns over the nations; God sits on his holy throne."

Read

Groups, not Individuals

2023-06-11

Psalm 57:9 "I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the nations; I will sing praises to you among the people."

Read

Baptism

2023-06-10

Psalm 22:27 "All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations will bow down before you."

Read

Multiplication

2023-06-09

Psalm 22:28 "For kingship belongs to the Lord, and he rules over the peoples."

Read

Repentance

2023-06-08

Lord, all the peoples will remember you! All the sects will turn to You. Every knee will bow and every tongue confess that You, the Christ, are Lord and Savior, the hope for this region!

Read

Urgency and Desperation

2023-06-07

Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted in the earth!"

Read

Dreams and Visions

2023-06-06

With faith and confidence, we declare the Gospel of the Kingdom will spread throughout the nations of the Middle East and North Africa.

Read

5 Directions

2023-06-05

Middle East, live! Receive the breath of the Lord, the Spirit of the triune God. Be raised to life. Return and live. Be dead no longer; slumber no longer; be sick no more. Return to Life, and Live!

Read

Emerging Churches

2023-06-04

Holy is the Lord God Almighty; marvelous are your works; worthy is the Lamb of God in every city, district, municipality, town, and village of the Middle East/North Africa.

Read

GEHARP

2023-06-03

Lord, we declare: the time will come when You will heal the region's wounds, for its wounds are as deep as the sea, and You alone can heal them.

Read

Access

2023-06-02

Today, Father, we declare that all the sects and all the groups will become one in Christ, and they will all call you blessed.

Read

Isaiah 35

2023-06-01

e declare in accord with the scriptures: every sect, every tribe; every people group living here, every class; every age, and every village: all the peoples you have made shall come and worship before you, O Lord, and glorify your name.

Read

Word, Wonders, Workers

2023-05-31

Lord, we declare today that every ruler and authority, every 'king' and 'queen', every billionaire and millionaire, and every politician and influencer: all will fall before you and declare that Jesus is Christ and Lord.

Read

Empowering Leaders

2023-05-30

Psalm 67:4 "Let the people be glad and sing for joy, for you judge all peoples with equity and guide the nations upon earth"

Read

Priesthood of Believers

2023-05-29

Psalm 67:2 "May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, that your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations."

Read

Prayer

2023-05-28

Psalm 47:8 "God reigns over the nations; God sits on his holy throne."

Read

Groups, not Individuals

2023-05-27

Psalm 57:9 "I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the nations; I will sing praises to you among the people."

Read

Baptism

2023-05-26

Psalm 22:27 "All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations will bow down before you."

Read

Multiplication

2023-05-25

Psalm 22:28 "For kingship belongs to the Lord, and he rules over the peoples."

Read

Repentance

2023-05-24

Lord, all the peoples will remember you! All the sects will turn to You. Every knee will bow and every tongue confess that You, the Christ, are Lord and Savior, the hope for this region!

Read

Urgency and Desperation

2023-05-23

Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted in the earth!"

Read

Dreams and Visions

2023-05-22

With faith and confidence, we declare the Gospel of the Kingdom will spread throughout the nations of the Middle East and North Africa.

Read

5 Directions

2023-05-21

Middle East, live! Receive the breath of the Lord, the Spirit of the triune God. Be raised to life. Return and live. Be dead no longer; slumber no longer; be sick no more. Return to Life, and Live!

Read

Emerging Churches

2023-05-20

Holy is the Lord God Almighty; marvelous are your works; worthy is the Lamb of God in every city, district, municipality, town, and village of the Middle East/North Africa.

Read

GEHARP

2023-05-19

Lord, we declare: the time will come when You will heal the region's wounds, for its wounds are as deep as the sea, and You alone can heal them.

Read

Access

2023-05-18

Today, Father, we declare that all the sects and all the groups will become one in Christ, and they will all call you blessed.

Read

Isaiah 35

2023-05-17

e declare in accord with the scriptures: every sect, every tribe; every people group living here, every class; every age, and every village: all the peoples you have made shall come and worship before you, O Lord, and glorify your name.

Read

Word, Wonders, Workers

2023-05-16

Lord, we declare today that every ruler and authority, every 'king' and 'queen', every billionaire and millionaire, and every politician and influencer: all will fall before you and declare that Jesus is Christ and Lord.

Read

Empowering Leaders

2023-05-15

Psalm 67:4 "Let the people be glad and sing for joy, for you judge all peoples with equity and guide the nations upon earth"

Read

Priesthood of Believers

2023-05-14

Psalm 67:2 "May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, that your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations."

Read

Prayer

2023-05-13

Psalm 47:8 "God reigns over the nations; God sits on his holy throne."

Read

Groups, not Individuals

2023-05-12

Psalm 57:9 "I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the nations; I will sing praises to you among the people."

Read

Baptism

2023-05-11

Psalm 22:27 "All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations will bow down before you."

Read

Multiplication

2023-05-10

Psalm 22:28 "For kingship belongs to the Lord, and he rules over the peoples."

Read

Repentance

2023-05-09

Lord, all the peoples will remember you! All the sects will turn to You. Every knee will bow and every tongue confess that You, the Christ, are Lord and Savior, the hope for this region!

Read

Urgency and Desperation

2023-05-08

Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted in the earth!"

Read

Dreams and Visions

2023-05-07

With faith and confidence, we declare the Gospel of the Kingdom will spread throughout the nations of the Middle East and North Africa.

Read

5 Directions

2023-05-06

Middle East, live! Receive the breath of the Lord, the Spirit of the triune God. Be raised to life. Return and live. Be dead no longer; slumber no longer; be sick no more. Return to Life, and Live!

Read

Emerging Churches

2023-05-05

Holy is the Lord God Almighty; marvelous are your works; worthy is the Lamb of God in every city, district, municipality, town, and village of the Middle East/North Africa.

Read

GEHARP

2023-05-04

Lord, we declare: the time will come when You will heal the region's wounds, for its wounds are as deep as the sea, and You alone can heal them.

Read

Access

2023-05-03

Today, Father, we declare that all the sects and all the groups will become one in Christ, and they will all call you blessed.

Read