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P. Douglas Small
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  • Kannapolis, NC
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Concern for the City

The priests in the Old Testament were assigned, as were the Levites, to cities. They were required to live there. Priestly ministry was never confined exclusively to the temple. Priests were not to become other worldly. Ray Bakke, sociologist and missiologist, says that twenty-five types of urban ministry can be found in the historical books of the Old Testament, and they were carried on by the priests. They were agents of health care, there to eradicate plagues and to certify cleanliness for…See More
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P. Douglas Small's blog post was featured

Concern for the City

The priests in the Old Testament were assigned, as were the Levites, to cities. They were required to live there. Priestly ministry was never confined exclusively to the temple. Priests were not to become other worldly. Ray Bakke, sociologist and missiologist, says that twenty-five types of urban ministry can be found in the historical books of the Old Testament, and they were carried on by the priests. They were agents of health care, there to eradicate plagues and to certify cleanliness for…See More
Thursday
Andrew R. Wheeler commented on P. Douglas Small's blog post Becoming Missional
"Douglas, what inspiring thoughts!  I suspect that the "attractional" model of the western church is much at fault here.  We're all about getting people to come to our services, rather than about taking the Gospel to people…"
Apr 8
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Apr 6
P. Douglas Small posted a blog post

Becoming Missional

One urban pastor used the following procedure with new members. He asked, “How did you come to Christ?” It was not the church to which he wanted to connect them, as much as to Christ Himself. He wanted to hear their ‘Jesus’ story! He asked a second questions, “What were the circumstances that led to your faith in Christ?” He wanted them to think through the events that brought them to Christ – to see His guiding and pervasive hand in their lives. Third, he asked about their most enjoyable faith…See More
Apr 6
Paula Gast liked P. Douglas Small's blog post The Case for Corporate Prayer - Part 1
Mar 25
Paula Gast liked P. Douglas Small's blog post Is the Church the Greatest Obstacle to Revival?
Mar 25
Paula Gast liked P. Douglas Small's blog post Is the Church the Greatest Obstacle to Revival?
Mar 25
P. Douglas Small posted a blog post

Is the Church the Greatest Obstacle to Revival?

What are the barriers to our fulfillment of the Great Commission?A lack of organized prayer for the city.The absence of congregational missional training.The lack of vision or a burden for the lost.The rural mentality, even of city churches.The failure to steward witnessing opportunities – an almost total lack of evangelism consciousness.The disconnect of Christians from non-Christians – the insulation of believers into comfortable holy huddles.A lack of unity and collaboration between…See More
Mar 24
P. Douglas Small's blog post was featured

Is the Church the Greatest Obstacle to Revival?

What are the barriers to our fulfillment of the Great Commission?A lack of organized prayer for the city.The absence of congregational missional training.The lack of vision or a burden for the lost.The rural mentality, even of city churches.The failure to steward witnessing opportunities – an almost total lack of evangelism consciousness.The disconnect of Christians from non-Christians – the insulation of believers into comfortable holy huddles.A lack of unity and collaboration between…See More
Mar 24
Pray.Network Coordinator commented on P. Douglas Small's blog post The Case for Corporate Prayer - Part 1
"In my humble opinion… It should never be one without the other. Just as an airplane needs to wings to fly, prayer is both personal (one on one with Jesus) and public (two or three gathered in his name talking to him together)."
Mar 11
Marta Gemelli commented on P. Douglas Small's blog post The Case for Corporate Prayer - Part 1
"Look at Acts 2:42. Those who started the church and spent three years under Jesus' teaching and example practiced corporate prayer. Andrew Murray compared prayer to a tree. The roots are our private prayer life. The leaves are corporate prayer.…"
Mar 11
Paul "Mike" Kadow commented on P. Douglas Small's blog post The Case for Corporate Prayer - Part 1
"I don't agree, prayer is private, look at Jesus and how he prayed!"
Mar 10
Melva Dennis liked P. Douglas Small's blog post Praying Your Way to Silence - Part 2
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Mar 10
P. Douglas Small posted a blog post

The Case for Corporate Prayer - Part 1

In a culture where the individual is everything, a congregational prayer meeting is perceived simply, as a lot of individuals in the same room praying. Sadly, we are blind to the critical importance of corporate prayer. We fail to see the difference between the individual’s right and privilege of prayer, not to diminish its value or power, and corporate prayer, from the office of the church.Eugene Peterson lamented,The single most widespread American misunderstanding of prayer is that it is…See More
Mar 9

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To help us network with each other better, what is your prayer role(s)?
Passionate about prayer (no specific role)
To help you connect with others who have similar interests, what are the primary things you pray about?
Business (workplace), Children, Families, Government, Marriages, Missions, My Neighborhood, My City, My Country, Revival, Schools, Students, The Church, The Nations, Unreached Peoples
Also, what types of prayer do you engage in most regularly?
Congregational Prayer, Group Prayer, Praying Scripture, Prayer Journeys (to other locations & nations), Prayer Retreats

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Concern for the City

Posted on April 19, 2017 at 12:03pm 0 Comments

The priests in the Old Testament were assigned, as were the Levites, to cities. They were required to live there. Priestly ministry was never confined exclusively to the temple. Priests were not to become other worldly. Ray Bakke, sociologist and missiologist, says that twenty-five types of urban ministry can be found in the historical books of the Old Testament, and they were carried on by the priests. They were agents of health care, there to eradicate plagues and to certify cleanliness…

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Becoming Missional

Posted on April 6, 2017 at 9:53am 1 Comment

One urban pastor used the following procedure with new members. He asked, “How did you come to Christ?” It was not the church to which he wanted to connect them, as much as to Christ Himself. He wanted to hear their ‘Jesus’ story! He asked a second questions, “What were the circumstances that led to your faith in Christ?” He wanted them to think through the events that brought them to Christ – to see His guiding and pervasive hand in their lives. Third, he asked about their most enjoyable…

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Is the Church the Greatest Obstacle to Revival?

Posted on March 24, 2017 at 12:17pm 0 Comments

What are the barriers to our fulfillment of the Great Commission?

  1. A lack of organized prayer for the city.
  2. The absence of congregational missional training.
  3. The lack of vision or a burden for the lost.
  4. The rural mentality, even of city churches.
  5. The failure to steward witnessing opportunities – an almost total lack of evangelism consciousness.
  6. The disconnect of Christians from non-Christians – the insulation of believers into…
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The Case for Corporate Prayer - Part 1

Posted on March 9, 2017 at 11:06am 3 Comments

In a culture where the individual is everything, a congregational prayer meeting is perceived simply, as a lot of individuals in the same room praying. Sadly, we are blind to the critical importance of corporate prayer. We fail to see the difference between the individual’s right and privilege of prayer, not to diminish its value or power, and corporate prayer, from the office of the church.

Eugene Peterson lamented,

The single most widespread American misunderstanding…

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