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Prayer Evangelism and a
Transformation Lifestyle

Prayer Evangelism is the key to a transformation lifestyle. Are you hungry for change and for a fresh way of reaching out to those in need? Prayer evangelism will open doors for you to minister to those in need like never before. Why don't you adopt a transformation lifestyle by adopting prayer evangelism as a way of life. It will not only change those around you, it will also change you! 

GAP Ministries is committed to a transformation lifestyle and has adopted it is one of our core values of ministry.

10 Steps to a Transformation Lifestyle  
  1. Make a Personal Commitment to Transformation
  2. Develop a Transformation Lifestyle
  3. Impart to Your Core Leaders
  4. Pastors: Implement Change in the Local Church
  5. Develop an Effective Prayer Strategy
  6. Implement Transformation in the Market Place
  7. Raise a Canopy of Prayer by Mobilizing People to Adopt Streets
  8. Expect the Extraordinary and Testify About It!
  9. Extend the Vision of Your Church to the Church of the City
  10. Now Go for Your Nation and for the Nations!

Prayer Evangelism is talking to God about your neighbours before you talk to your neighbours about God. It is the implementation of 1 Timothy 2:1-8 where we are exhorted to pray for everyone in a region because God wishes all men to be saved; because Jesus Christ gave Himself in ransom for all; and because God wants us to pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands without wrath and dissension" - Ed Silvoso

In 1988, Ed Silvoso and Harvest Evangelism began partnering with pastors and ministry leaders in the northern Argentine city of Resistencia to bring the kingdom of God to the city. At the time, there were only 5,143 believers attending church in the 70 congregations out of a population of 400,000. The city was known as a "spiritual cemetery." The process of reaching the city began with deep repentance with the Body of Christ as pastors and leaders dealt with long roots of division among themselves that had badly scarred the history of the Gospel in the city. This eventually led to them dealing with apathy and indifference, both toward each other and as a result toward their city.

In 1990, a mighty movement of intercession was initiated with the objective to "fill up the city" with the knowledge of the Lord Jesus by means of prayer for every inhabitant. "Lighthouses of Prayer" ("Casas Luz de Oración") sprang up all around the city where believers began praying for their neighbours - at home, in the schools, and in the workplaces. Pastors began choosing professionals and political leaders as their "neighbours" to pray for them.

What is Prayer Evangelism?

Prayer evangelism is not a program, but a process that reflects a lifestyle in which the Church of the city is mobilized through prayer to be the spiritual caretaker over a city. It establishes the kingdom of God in the city, and thereby facilitates an atmosphere of godliness where those that do not know Christ have the opportunity to be saved, and where they become aware of God’s existence and power, and begin to fear Him. Prayer Evangelism is an effective way of reaching, and blessing friends, neighbours and work mates with the love and presence of Jesus Christ through a lifestyle of blessing, praying and sharing. It is based on the Biblical principles we found in Luke 10 when Jesus sent out the 70. The results of that were outstanding, as we can see by their report back. Prayer Evangelism is the application of the model for evangelism that Jesus gave to the 70 in Luke chapter 10, where He told them, "The harvest is plentiful, the workers are few…Go!" …and do four things to lost people:
  1. Bless them - Speak peace to them. (v.5)
  2. Fellowship with them - Build relationships with them. (v.7)
  3. Minister and pray with them - Respond to their felt needs. (v.9a)
  4. Share the gospel with them and proclaim that the kingdom of God has come near to them through Jesus Christ. (v.9b)
"Prayer Evangelism is reaching every person and bringing every household in touch with the power and love of God through prayer. It is the whole church reaching the whole city with the whole gospel."  - Ed Silvoso

Contents of the groundbreaking book "Prayer Evangelism" by Ed Silvoso : 

  1. What the Devil Doesn't Want You To Know
  2. Prayer Evangelism According to Jesus
  3. How to Change the Spiritual Climate
  4. The Truth About Binary Truths
  5. Established Paradigms in The Church
  6. Recent Paradigms
  7. Emerging Paradigms
  8. Future Paradigms
  9. Where Do We Go From Here?
  10. Are You Ready?

What is a Transformational Church?

"In Luke 10:17-19 it says, “The seventy-two returned with joy and said, ‘Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.’ He (Jesus) replied, ‘I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.’” As we reach out to those around us, we do so knowing that we have the authority of the name of Jesus as well as protection from every evil. Satan “falls” in our cities and the spiritual climate changes from one of resistance to one of openness to the message of Christ.
  1. Transformation Churches develop transformed followers of Jesus who are being used by God to transform their church, community, and the world.
  2. Transformation Churches partner with the “Church of the City” which is made up of all believers in Christ in their geographic area.
  3. Transformation Churches train, equip, commission and release their members to be ministers in the marketplace of everyday life.
  4. Transformation Churches invest a growing percentage of their resources in mission and ministry beyond their walls with a goal of giving away more than they keep.
  5. Transformation Churches implement biblical transformation “paradigms and principles” in order to see their cities transformed and the Great Commission fulfilled. Transformation Churches remember that their calling is not primarily about growing the Church. It’s about the world. "  - Pastor Greg Pagh -
Prayer Evangelism Resources
Reaching a city for Christ through prayer evangelism 
Paradigms for reaching a city through prayer evangelism
Monitoring prayer evangelism in your city 
How to strategically implement prayer evangelism to reach your city
10 Ten Paradigm Shifts Toward Community Transformation by Eric Swanson
The 9 Arts of Spiritual Conversation

Marketplace Resources
Ekklesia Rediscovering God’s Instrument for Global Transformation by Ed Silvoso - About the book
Ekklesia in the Marketplace (Dr. Ed Silvoso speaks with Ps. Poncho Murguia about the incredible miracle that began in his city and is now spreading to all of Mexico. They speak about healing coming to the young people, hope for immigration, deliverance from cartels & God’s move across Mexico.)

Resources in Afrikaans/Afrikaanse Hulpmiddels
Hierdie is 'n uitdeelstuk in die vorm van 'n boekmerk wat gebruik kan word om persone op 'n eenvoudige manier die beginsels van gebedsevangelisasie (prayer evangelism) te leer.
Boekmerke gratis beskikbaar. Kontak GAP Ministries by outreach@global.co.za

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