The College of Prayer owns no buildings, so what is a campus? A campus consists of a Servant Leadership Team of at least 5 Christian leaders who are committed to the vision of the College of Prayer, with influence to gather 50 or more people 3 times each year, 3 days at a time, over a 3 year period.
Essentially, the same people return to a campus for at least 3 years, which leads to a deeper impact on one’s life through extended accountability and interaction. This continuity allows for deep relationships to be fostered and life-changing principles to be embraced in a community setting.
At a campus you will enjoy extended times of prayer, worship, repentance, cleansing and renewal in addition to life-giving teaching. Best of all, we encounter the manifest presence of Christ together.
Each campus of the College of Prayer is part of a bigger movement of what God is doing around the world to mobilize His Church, His people, back to prayer; to equip each of us, our families and our Churches to be a house of prayer for all nations.
The modules each year follow a two-phase format:
- » Fullness: Revival in our inner lives, our families and the Church.
- » Fulfillment: Extending Christ's Kingdom into society.
Each Module will intentionally offer time for:
- » Instruction: Including times of teaching, discussion, and practicum for application and practice.
- » Interaction: Growth, Accountability and Prayer groups (GAP) for relationships that foster encouragement, edification and exhortation.
- » Intercession: Times devoted to interceding for one another, the Church, our communities and the nations.
Each module provides ministry to and equipping for all believers including church members, ministers, pastors, missionaries, intercessors and people who just want to know how to pray more effectively. God has called us to raise up a new generation of Christ-exalting, God-encountering leaders who know how to pray with purpose and power. We welcome those 18 and older at our campuses. Children and teens ages 5-18 can get involved in SureFire Prayer, our ministry which teaches kids and families God-encountering prayer principles.
Each module of the College of Prayer makes room for intercession, interaction and instruction. We don't just teach information, we teach towards transformation, giving God room to change our agenda and align it with His specific purpose for each gathering.
Our core curriculum is taken largely from the pattern Jesus used to teach His disciples how to pray in Luke 11. Teaching takes place by certified leaders within the College of Prayer International and includes empowerment for your personal life, home life, work life and ministry as follows:
- » Year 1 — Lord, Teach Us to Pray!
- » Year 2 — Lord, As Families, Teach Us to Pray!
- » Year 3 — Lord, As Churches, Teach Us to Pray!
The beauty of our curriculum is that it does not matter which year you begin ... you can always get involved with a campus at anytime and you will be tremendously blessed by the people and the teaching.
Yes, however we encourage a commitment to be mentored in the area of prayer that goes beyond just one module. You are invited to attend as many modules as you can to gain additional tools to use when praying and mobilizing prayer. We see our modules as a spiritual oil-change ... we need one regularly to keep the engine running smooth.
From the beginning, the College of Prayer has offered a quality event while intentionally keeping the cost as low as possible. If you are attending a module in the United States, depending on its location, the average cost is a modest registration fee of $50-75 USD, which usually includes some meals. International campuses vary dramatically depending on the economics of the country they are located.
We welcome participation by people from every denomination. We believe that revival begins with prayer, is cross-cultural and cross-denominational, and will impact all the people in our community. The Upper Room Jesus established was not limited to one people group, but a call to unify His followers hearts and minds to be in one accord. The College of Prayer is a place where we cross denominational, gender, racial, political and generational lines. Our students come from a wide spectrum of Christian denominations including Southern Baptist, Christian & Missionary Alliance, Vineyard, Assembly of God, Messianic, Evangelical Free, PCA, American Baptist, Nazarene and a host of others.