Revive the Church, Renew the City

Saturday Sept 30 & Sun. Oct 1 Worcester, MA
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The Conference

Do you recognize your disposition to “make things happen without waiting on God?

Are you grieved by the erosion of a culture of prayer within the church?

Do you see the aging of the church’s prayer leadership?

Through a time of training we invite you to move forward in prayer towards:
-A dependent spirit that “prays it forward”
-Kingdom prayer that is rich with the gospel and the mission of Christ
-A new generation of prayer leaders
-Prayer discipleship that builds Jesus’ house of prayer
-Dynamic prayer friendships for harvest growth

We’re priviliged to host Rev. John Smed of Prayer Current ministries in Worcester on Saturday Sept 30 and Sunday Oct 1.

The Speakers

Rev. John Smed,

John Smed is the founder of founder of Prayer Current, training leaders and churches across North America and internationally. John Smed’s passion for prayer and mission was born out of lessons learned in ministry. After becoming a Christian in the Swiss Alps community of L’Abri, John (and his wife Caron) adopted a rich practice of prayer, open inquiry and deep fellowship set by this community as a model for his future ministry. He started Grace Vancouver Church in 2000 with his wife Caron. From there, Prayer Current was born, which he is now exclusively focusing his attention. They also started Woodgreen Presbyterian Church in Calgary. In between, John served as the Church Planting Coordinator for Mission to North America for seven years in Atlanta. He founded The Grace Network, which seeks to plant churches across Canada.

Read about John’s personal journey in prayer.

Connan Kublik
Connan is founding pastor of New City Church in Hamilton Ontario and leads the Grace Network Canada, a collection of Canadian churches and pastors that coach, train, and fund new churches and churches seeking renewal. Connan served with John for three years in Vancouver and has implemented the prayer training in his church planting.

Grace Presbyterian Church Worcester
22 Ormond St.
Worcester, MA 01609

Date & Time
Sat Sept 30 | 8:45-4:45 – Learning & Personal Development Track
Sunday Oct 1 | 2:00-5:00 – Leadership & Implementation Track*

*This leadership & implementation track is intended for pastors and prayer leaders. It is designed to help leaders build a plan for prayer discipleship in their churches.

$35 per track; Saturday lunch included  (scholarships available)


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“I know of no one better able to train our church in prayer than John Smed.” Tim Keller, founder Redeemer Presbyterian Church

Kingdom-centered prayer is a battlefield…John Smed and his team enter this arena with humility, wisdom and confidence. They teach prayer through a process of praying with reflection, Bible content, and immediate application in small group praying. In Cuba, God is using this training to open minds and hearts to Kingdom-centered prayer, moving prayer from daily petitions to seeing the larger context of God’s Kingdom and will be done. Praying Jesus’ prayer daily trains people to become intercessors in a broken society. And it provides a tool for training others in prayer.
~Allen Thompson, President, International Church Planting Center

“There is a spiritual battle for the hearts and minds of young people, and we know that every student needs Jesus. We are on a mission to help students discover Jesus and that mission starts on our knees in prayer. We know this, but we were struggling to implement passionate prayer across our organization and so we turned to Prayer Current to retrain and reignite our hearts in prayer. We have been reinvigorated to put Jesus in the very center of our prayer life, and our prayer life in the very center of our ministry. What a joy it was to have Prayer Current amongst our staff and I would highly recommend their training to all ministries seeking to develop a vibrant prayer life.”
~Sean Cullen, National Campus Director, Power to Change Students, (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ)