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“To say I enjoyed the College of Prayer this week would be an immense understatement. I loved it. It totally shook my world and revolutionized my prayer life.”
— Module Attendee
“I wasn’t sure what to expect from attending the College of Prayer. I knew that it would entail learning strategies that we could implement in our churches. However, I was blown away. We spent hours in God’s presence. He was in control of the agenda. There was more time spent in prayer than anything else. I appreciated the leadership team’s sensitivity to God’s leading.”
— Building A Praying Church Conference Attendee
"The College of Prayer was what I had hoped – a time of personal revival. It deepened my prayer life and personal worship of God. [My wife] and I have always had individual devotions and occasionally prayed together as needs arose. But now we are praying together each night. Sometimes we need a little push to form new disciplines and the College of Prayer helped do that."
— Pastor Tim Henning
"When I came to the College of Prayer in North Carolina, I was hurting. I felt powerless against temptation. I had become very self-centered in my treatment of my wife and children. I knew things had to change or I couldn't keep going as a pastor. I needed a time to be with the Lord away from everything else. I sat there during the first session crying out to God in my heart, "Lord please do something in me this weekend. Say something. Send someone to tell me something. I just want to know that you're still listening, that you still care about me."
At the end of the first session, the opportunity was presented for anyone who wanted to go through deliverance to come forward. I met with two fellow pastors who led me in confessing sin, binding Satan, and renouncing strongholds I had given to the enemy. I was so thankful that they treated me not like an outcast or second-class Christian, but as a friend and a brother. The joy of experiencing God's cleansing and healing in my heart was awesome - but God wasn't finished there! The next morning a pastor whom I had never spoken to before came up to me and said, "Brother, what God wants me to tell you is this: He hears you when you pray more than you know." I couldn't believe it! With tears starting, I shared with him how I had cried out in desperation the night before that God would send someone or do something so that I knew He still was listening and caring about me. Soon he was crying too and the Lord again gave me an opportunity to confess sin and pray with this brother. God is amazing! I came away from the College of Prayer a changed man."
— Pastor Dan Kirk
"To say I enjoyed the College of Prayer this week would be an immense understatement. I loved it. It totally shook my world and revolutionized my prayer life. The lessons were so well presented with the power and humor of the Holy Spirit; what a powerful combination! I not only learned about prayer, but I saw a teaching/training model I will integrate into my style."
— Rich Berlingeri
"Our experience was more of an encounter. You’ll have to trust me on that. I told Judi that the way God met us was truly an answer to our heart’s cry. A number of people and situations ministered to us as we have not had happen in many years. We went to Atlanta fairly discouraged, but received such refreshing! The whole building of upper rooms makes so much sense, touches us where life happens, and allows us to see God in a deeper way that was transforming for us.
I have repented of lifeless, beige-colored, dog-walking, bland-tasting, rocking chair prayer. This week brought me to a realization of my need to expect much, pray boldly, and don’t be fearful of what others may think/say about the way I express myself in worship. I came away determined to build an upper room environment at our church and teach others to do the same it their personal lives. Let God do an amazing thing His way!"
— Pastor Terry Truffin
"Thanks for your generosity and spiritual leadership. The work in Mali has been greatly grown by your Holy Spirit empowered ministry. The College's of Prayer you have led in West Africa have had lasting impact on our missionaries and national church leaders. It is ministries such as your, as well as the support of the global Alliance family, that helps and encourages our workers as they answer God’s call. Your leadership enriches the Alliance and builds depth of character in our workers. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of Alliance missionaries. You will be in my prayers as you minister to our people."
— Rev. Gary Benedict, C&MA U.S. President
"The spring of 2005, something major happened in my life. I joined the College of Prayer in Skien, Norway, where Fred and Sherry Hartley taught. I arrived in deep depression. I had absolutely no self esteem, had lost everything including my family. I had made wrong choices so that even my sons wouldn’t speak with me. I felt helpless. Then God touched me. He anointed me and I felt true joy for the first time in many years. Today, three years later, my life is totally changed. God has restored my family and given me back 10 times what I lost. He has restored my life completely and now I live with Jesus every day."
— Greta Liv
"First we want to thank you for praying with us for the Colleges of Prayer that were held in Pointe Noire and Brazzaville. God is really using these times to break down barriers and bring forgiveness, healing and restoration to many people. It truely is an awsome privilege to be a part of this ministry and to witness the work of the Spirit in the lives of people. We are able to build on the foundation that is laid with this ministry and help others to move forward in their understanding and application of Biblical truths. And we are not just bystanders. God often starts by doing a work in our own hearts. And for our growth and understanding in prayer we are also grateful. Thanks again for your partnership with us. We so appreciate your prayer support for us here."
— Gary & Sharon Howell, Pointe Noire, Congo
"When I graduated from the College of Prayer a year ago, I wasn't sure if I would continue to come. I'm so glad God has caused not only me to keep coming, but to have more in my church come, including my husband Kevin. Kevin had those of us who attended give a report at our Sunday evening service. I think I'm really 'hooked' on College of Prayer now! This past weekend was a breakthrough module for me. I appreciate your leadership at College of Prayer so much!"
— Margaret Goins
"I love you all dearly. Words simply cannot express how being a part of such a radical movement has blessed my family and I in so many ways. We pray together, my spouse and I now fast together, including this 21 day fast ... MAJOR breakthrough! I'm certain that the pastors and leaders of the College of Prayer International will continue to train, equip, touch, and restore many more lives. Forever grateful, to God first, and to you! God bless!"
— Toccara Campbell
"This was one of the most engaging Zoom trainings I have ever been a part of. I have already implemented many of the things we learned in my marriage, my family, and my children's ministries. I was challenged with each week. Thank you so much."
— Pastor Sherry Brzezinski
"I have really enjoyed this mentorship. The Lord has ignited such a hunger in me, and I’ve seen we have so much to learn and grow in. We have begun waiting on the Lord and ministering to His presence before our Sunday services. Before, we weren’t modeling prayer—it was simply something that we did—it wasn’t birthed out of a hunger. Now, we are hungry. Throughout our services, we have a team praying. People are going to our prayer team to be prayed for that have never previously come for prayer. Our Monday prayer gatherings have also been re-ignited."
— Pastor Zoe Hatcher
"I’ve been moved by the idea of moving from a church that prays to becoming a praying church. We’ve changed our prayer meetings. Before the prayer meeting starts, we invite people to simply minister to the Lord. It’s had an impact on what’s happening in the life of the church. Almost every Sunday since we began this we’ve had people filling the altar seeking God. It’s not because of the preaching or anything we’re doing different. It’s related to our ministering to the Lord."
— Pastor Doug Cross