Retreat Inspires Bible Workers and Prayer Warriors

Trained Bible workers and prayer warriors networked with each other, honed their ministry skills, and recommitted to sharing their faith during the annual Impact Your World retreat. Approximately 100 people attended from western Washington and beyond.

"It was refreshing to know that I am not alone in my desire to spread the gospel of Jesus and to share in the prayer for the coming of our Lord," says one attendee.

Kurt Johnson, keynote speaker, Voice of Prophecy's Discover Bible School director and author of numerous books and small-group ministry guides, shared his personal experience and advice for making personal contacts and giving Bible studies.

"We are simply God's Bible study partner," Johnson says. "We are simply asking some basic questions and allowing God to speak to the heart and mind. The Holy Spirit does the convicting and the conversion."

In addition, Paul and Corleen Johnson and David Allen, pastors and prayer leaders from Oregon Conference, led the Prayer Warrior seminar about how churches and individuals can grow strong in prayer.

"It is through prayer that we can impact our world for Christ," says Corleen Johnson. "Make prayer a priority. Link prayer with Bible studies and ministries in your church. Make times, ways and places for people to pray together. Encourage personal and family devotions."

The next retreat is scheduled for April 2–4, 2010, and more information will be available at www.washingtonconference.org/impact.

June 01, 2009 / Washington Conference
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Heidi Martella, Washington Conference associate communication director