From our earliest years as a community of churches, we Brethren in Christ have been a praying people. We declare in our Core Values that deep intimacy with our Lord is found in living prayerfully. Prayer is God’s way of changing us and creating in us a life which is transformed and Christ-like. It is in the process of praying that we meet God and open ourselves to the Holy Spirit’s leading us to imitate Jesus Christ.
That’s why every congregation and every person who identifies with the Brethren in Christ Church is encouraged to make prayer foundational to everything they are and do. The resources, materials, and prayer opportunities included in this section of the website are here to help make that happen.
The print materials that follow have been developed specifically for Brethren in Christ churches and most are are available for free download.
When the Righteous Pray
For pastors, prayer coordinators, church leaders, or other interested church members, When the Righteous Pray provides creative suggestions for planning congregational prayer events and programs. From prayer assemblies to prayer walks or drives, When the Righteous Pray is a valuable resource for anyone who regularly plans times of corporate prayer. Download the PDF in English or Spanish or print copies are available upon request from BIC Communications.
Relying on God
The BIC core value of Relying on God states that “we confess our dependence on God for everything, and seek to deepen our intimacy with Him by living prayerfully.” Adapted from an article by Bishop Rob Patterson and a chapter written by Jay E. McDermond in the book Focusing Our Faith: Brethren in Christ Core Values, this five-session study is a wonderful tool for learning to hear God’s voice through a series of practical exercises. Download the PDF.
God Talks | for teens
Some people will do anything as long as they’re on camera. No risk is too high, and no action is too bold for them as they race around the world, vie for attention, or accept dares—all with a specific outcome or prize in mind. As Christians, we are striving for the ultimate prize, but how much are we willing to risk for our faith? This four-session study guide provides small groups and individuals with biblical wisdom on living boldly and unashamedly for Christ. Download the PDF.