Warfare Prayer Concert / Healing and Deliverance
“Deliver Us From Evil…” (Matthew 6:13).
New Hope Baptist Church / Oakland, Ca / Bishop Sean Teal, Th.D.
WORD WEDNESDAY @ 6:33pm
Scripture Reading: Psalm 93:1-5, Deacon Ministry
Prayer of Praise: Servant Elise Fisher, Lead Intercessor
Song of Praise: Abel’s Offering / Pastor Roger Dorris
Intercessory Prayer: Intercessor (Ephesians 6:11-13)
Song of Warfare: Abel’s Offering
Intercessory Prayer: Intercessor (II Corinthians 1:3-4)
Song of Worship: Abel’s Offering
Intercessory Prayer: Intercessor (Luke 10:17-20)
Song of Victory: Abel’s Offering
Corporate Intercession: New House Of Prayer Everywhere
Giving and Closing Blessing: Servant Sean Teal
The Gathering 2017
Thursday, October 5th – Sunday, October 8th
“Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves” (Philippians 2:3).
The word the Apostle Paul uses for “strife” is the Greek word eritheia which means “electioneering or intriguing for office”. The Apostle is addressing the politics that can gain ground in a congregation. One of the clearest concerns for this growing and giving congregation is that the move of God would be hindered by politics and a partisan agenda.
We have created structures for “strife”. The way we conduct ministry and the way we make decisions leaves us fully exposed to the satanic strategy of strife. The popularity of people; the money of members; the longevity of service and the personalities of leaders can easily begin to dominate what happens in churches. This is the set up for strife.
Most mainline traditional Protestant churches in America are democratic and not theocratic. When a church is democratic the most important thing is the will of the people. When a church is theocratic the most important thing is the will of God. A democratic church is congregational; a theocratic church is biblical. A democratic church is institutional. A theocratic church is spiritual. A democratic church is governed by the votes of people. A theocratic church is governed by a vision from God.
Having pastored for 30 years I can assure you that any pastor called of God cannot and will not be able to fulfill the call of God in a pastorate if the church is purely political. The role and goal of the pastor is to center the church in the Word and prayer so when decisions have to be made the mindset of the people is “the mind of Christ”. When people in church want what God says in His Word then a vote is a consensus for and confirmation of God’s will.
The Early Expanding Church in the Book of Acts votes in the first chapter. “”And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles” (1:26). A few things you should notice about the voting: 1) It was lead by Peter, their spiritual leader (vs. 15). 2) It was biblical in its intent and motive (vss. 16-20). 3) It was done only after the entire congregation prayed about it (vs. 24).
My counsel to pastors who are stuck in “strife structures” is to teach the people why they need to vote. Don’t spend much time trying to move people away from all they know about church. Don’t try to seize the illusion of power they need to affirm their church titles and positions. Why fight their thinking when you can inform their thinking?
Pastors teach the people to vote. Encourage the members to come to the “business meetings”. Most of the pure and more spiritually matured members avoid business meetings. Their experiences have educated them of how ugly and messy a carnal congregation can be when trying to make collective and corporate decisions. Pastors must however convince the biblical, spiritual and professional members to attend the meetings and V.O.T.E.
Why should a pastor teach the people to vote?
- Vision that God is establishing in the church needs to be supported and strengthened. “Where there is no vision, the people perish…” (Proverbs 29:18). On the other hand, where there are no people the vision will perish. If the good and godly people don’t show up and support the vision, the vision will become a division.
- Opposition is real. There are institutional interests in churches that will oppose anything new or anything true. Weapons are being formed against the vision and the purpose of God in the church by church members. Organized opposition shows up to business meetings. Voting with the vision protects the vision and the pastor from being harassed and hindered.
- Transition is necessary. When you have political tendencies and contingencies that are long standing making changes will be the greatest challenge. People have worked for years and some families for generations to get the positions and power they have. Do you really think they are going to just give that up? Members with big vision and great expectations have to show up and vote in order to affect change in the leadership and in the direction of the congregation.
- Expansion is happening. Churches that are growing are also fighting. We are fighting against lethargy, apathy, and mediocrity. We are fighting against the forces that want to drive away new members and new ministries. We are fighting against the disinterest in prayer, progress and professionalism. Members who are committed to ministry must show up and vote so the church can continue to preach Christ and pray without the drama and trauma of the corrupt and carnal.
Thursday, October 5th – Sunday, October 8th, 2017
Prayer Everywhere is an international prayer movement that exist to leave no place in the world untouched by prayer or praying people. The vision, mission and passion is simply – prayer everywhere!
“It’s Now Time for the New Wine!” (Isaiah 65:8-9).
“Thus saith the LORD, As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one saith, Destroy it not; for a blessing is in it: so will I do for my servants’ sakes, that I may not destroy them all” .
The Gathering 2017 will focus on teaching “remnant theology” and training delegates on how to facilitate fresh encounters of the Holy Spirit.
- Held in Oakland, California, October 5th-8th, 2017 @ 6:33pm nightly
- Registration Online – $70.00 (All Materials and Meals)
- New Hope Baptist Church, (Emeryville-Oakland, CA) Host site.
- Marriott City Center (Oakland, CA) Host hotel.
- Southwest Airlines, (Oakland, CA) Host airline/airport
- Opening Word and Worship, Thursday (10/5)
- Intercession Instruction Intensive, Friday, 9am-12pm
- “Leading Ladies Luncheon” Friday, (10/6) @ 12:00pm
- “New Wine “Overflow”, Friday @ 10:00pm – 12:00am
- Men’s Holy Hour and Breakfast @ Saturday, (10/7) 8:00am – 9:30am
- International Prayer Congress @ Saturday, 10:00am -11:30am
- The Prayer Everywhere Walk, Saturday @ 12pm – 1:30pm
- Partners Luncheon/Fellowship, Saturday @ 2pm – 3:30pm
- “New Wine Generation”, Saturday @ 6:33pm – 9:00pm
- The School of Prayer, Sunday, (10/8) @ 8:30am-9:45am.
- Sunday Worship, @ 10:00am – 1:00pm
Please note editions and additions to original schedule.
The Bay Prays (Saturdays 8:00am – 9:00am)
“And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room… These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication…” (Acts 1:13-14).
VISION: To host a weekly city-wide prayer gathering at New Hope Baptist Church (892 36th St. , Emeryville-Oakland, CA.)
MISSION: To establish a city-wide prayer network that will transform traditional “prayer meetings” into powerful “prayer gatherings”.
STRATEGY: To inspire and instruct pastors, intercessors and prayer participants to launch and lead prayer and prayer gatherings.
Saturday, June 10th @ 8:00AM
Bishop Sean Teal, Prayer Leader
WIN: To provoke through prayer an uncommon move of God in the Bay Area.
The Oakland -San Francisco Bay Area is experiencing some of the most rapid and radical changes in Church and spiritual culture. In the next five years whatever we have known as Church will be over and done. A new day is dawning and we cannot restrain it.
We have been “rowing in religion” instead of sailing in the Spirit! The activity of a church does not reveal the spirituality of the Church. Most churches are doing a lot, but not getting a lot done.
Institutions are killing visions. Reprobates are left to rule religion. People with godly passion and holy enthusiasm are the exception. Carnality is holding the Church captive.
There are no less than 7 (seven) major shifts in the next five years that will determine the destiny of ministry in Northern California.
- Pastors will have to preach strictly biblical messages. Verse by verse exposition will rule the day. Topical preaching will be disdained.
- The Holy Spirit will have to be emphasized like never before. The need of the Holy Spirit will become the focus of ministry. The “anointing” will be the most coveted and the only essential tool in ministry.
- Millennials will have to be the harvest field for growing churches. Millennials will be empowered to lead ministry and construct 21st century ministry.
- Praise and Worship will have to become a more intense and intimate spiritual experience. People will be healed and filled with the power of God while in His presence.
- Outreach and urban missions will have to be the most effective means of ministry. Prayer, Generosity and Evangelism will again become the agenda and ambition of the Church.
- Multicultural ministry will have to be the only authentic and significant ministry. Churches will no longer be identified by culture or class.
- Prayer will have to be the key ministry that brings people together and on purpose from everywhere and every background into churches that are committed to being a “house of prayer for all people” (Isaiah 56:7).
We need new wineskins! That’s what Jesus said (Luke 5:36-39). There is a “new wine” being poured out by the Holy Spirit in the Body of Christ! We must rethink our structures and systems. What we are using now will not hold what is about be God’s next!
Please pastors and churn leaders – READ! This article comes from Growing Healthy Churches by Dr. Thomas Rainer. Read and began having conversations with your church leadership on how to make urgent changes.
“Another church closed. This church had unbelievable potential. Indeed, it had its own “glory days,” but only for a season. But, 10 years ago, few would have predicted this church’s closure. Today, it is but another statistic in the ecclesiastical graveyard.
I know. We don’t compromise doctrine. I know. We must never say we will change God’s Word. But many of our congregations must change. They must change or they will die. I call these churches “the urgent church.” Time is of the essence. If changes do not happen soon, very soon, these churches will die. The pace of congregational death is accelerating.
What, then, are some of the key changes churches must make? Allow me to give you a fair warning. None of them are easy. Indeed, they are only possible in God’s power. Here are nine of them:
- We must stop bemoaning the death of cultural Christianity. Such whining does us no good. Easy growth is simply not a reality for many churches. People no longer come to a church because they believe they must do so to be culturally accepted. The next time a church member says, “They know where we are; they can come here if they want to,” rebuke him. Great Commission Christianity is about going; it’s not “y’all come.”
- We must cease seeing the church as a place of comfort and stability in the midst of rapid change. Certainly, God’s truth is unchanging. So we do find comfort and stability in that reality. But don’t look to your church not to change methods, approaches, and human-made traditions. Indeed, we must learn to be uncomfortable in the world if we are to make a difference. “We’ve never done it that way before,” is a death declaration.
- We must abandon the entitlement mentality. Your church is not a country club where you pay dues to get your perks and privileges. It is a gospel outpost where you are to put yourself last. Don’t seek to get your way with the music, temperature, and length of sermons. Here is a simple guideline: Be willing to die for the sake of the gospel. That’s the opposite of the entitlement mentality.
- We must start doing. Most of us like the idea of evangelism more than we like doing evangelism. Try a simple prayer and ask God to give you gospel opportunities. You may be surprised how He will use you.
- We must stop using biblical words in unbiblical ways. “Discipleship” does not mean caretaking. “Fellowship” does not mean entertainment.
- We must stop focusing on minors. Satan must delight when a church spends six months wrangling over a bylaw change. That’s six months of gospel negligence.
- We must stop shooting our own. This tragedy is related to the entitlement mentality. If we don’t get our way, we will go after the pastor, the staff member, or the church member who has a different perspective than our own. We will even go after their families. Don’t let bullies and perpetual critics control the church. Don’t shoot our own. It’s not friendly fire.
- We must stop wasting time in unproductive meetings, committees, and business sessions. Wouldn’t it be nice if every church member could only ask one question or make one comment in a meeting for every time he or she has shared his or her faith the past week?
- We must become houses of prayer. Stated simply, we are doing too much in our own power. We are really busy, but we are not doing the business of God.
Around 200 churches will close this week, maybe more. The pace will accelerate unless our congregations make some dramatic changes. The need is urgent. Hear me well, church leaders and church members. For many of your churches the choice is simple: change or die. Time is running out. Please, for the sake of the gospel, forsake yourself and make the changes in God’s power.”