We’ve been duped into removing prayer from the center of our churches and have placed it on the periphery or semi-periphery.What we’re witnessing today in our churches, and in society at large, is that legacy of prayerlessness.Church leadership may be hesitant and embarrassed to admit it, but there is a direct correlation between our spiritual weakness and our lack of corporate prayer.In Inevitable and Imminent: On Becoming a House of Prayer – The Process, Hugh boldly addresses the issue of prayerlessness in our churches and presents biblical insight that will revolutionize the way we approach prayer in our congregations and invigorate our ministries to have a greater impact on our communities.
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Inevitable and Imminent will:
- Address how prayerless Christians impede the proper functioning of the church and will equip church leadership with the necessary tools to challenge this phenomenon;
- Motivate churches to cultivate and maintain an organizational culture and worship structure where consistent corporate and personal prayer is the norm;
- Get churches excited about praying, while outlining the spiritual, physical, emotional, and social implications for the congregation and the surrounding community; and
- Underscore the prominence that prayer must have in the lives of members and chiefly in the lives of church leadership.
Hugh draws on his experience in sociology and business to outline the process of how a church can transition from simply being a “church” to become a “house of prayer.”For the church (spiritual and departmental leaders, members) that wants to make prayer a priority and have optimal power for ministry, Inevitable and Imminent is a must read that will guide you through a biblically informed process.In a very realistic approach, Hugh provides church leadership with the necessary tools to assist their church in achieving God’s goal for His last-day church – finishing the work.