Harvest Prayer Ministries is led by Dave and Kim Butts. Dave is the President of the National Prayer Committee.
Harvest Prayer Ministries exists to equip the local church to become a House of Prayer for all nations, releasing God’s power for revival and finishing the task of world evangelization.
What does this mean in practical terms? We want to see every church become a praying church (…”a house of prayer for all nations…”, Isaiah 56:7, Matthew 21:13, Mark 11:17, Luke 19:46). In this process, we minister to leaders, leadership teams, individuals, couples and families so that a deep love relationship with the Father is ignited and God’s kingdom purposes are accomplished. The end goal of a praying church is to see revival and the finishing of the task of world evangelization. In order for this to happen, prayer must become the foundational Spirit-led strategy for kingdom life and activity in and through the church. Dave and Kim Butts lead the ministry known as Harvest Prayer Ministries.
Our mission is the spiritual transformation of leaders and teams. Transformation takes place over time, but the internal condition of the leaders' soul must be right. The greatest transformation comes during times when we quiet ourselves long enough to listen attentively to God, to one another, and to what’s stirring in our own hearts.
At LTI, we seek to increase the "attentiveness quotient" within individuals and teams – helping them to become more aware of God's presence and direction as he forms them more into the likeness of His son Jesus, gives them discernment for the path ahead, and renews their strength as only He can. In all that we offer, our mission is to cultivate vibrant spirituality and attentive discernment in Christian leaders and their teams.
Gordon Divinity School and Conwell Theological Seminary were both from the Baptist heritage. When Gordon-Conwell was refounded in 1969, however, the seminary was purposefully founded with no specific Christian denominational affiliation. Today, Gordon-Conwell has students from over 90 different denominations, as well as students from over 40 countries around the world. Theologically, the Statement of Faith and the Mission and Purpose of the seminary are based on Protestant and evangelical doctrines, such as biblical inerrancy.
We’ve helped over 1,000 leaders experience these words through the Arrow Leadership Program.
With Jesus-centered leadership as our goal, we recognize that deep, lasting transformation takes time. That’s why the Arrow Leadership Program isn’t a quick-fix event. It’s a 15-18 month journey.
We also recognize that transformation happens best in community. That’s why we cultivate a safe community environment where you can process life and leadership with seasoned mentors and a lifelong network of peers.
A recent assessment of the Arrow Leadership Program demonstrated that 100% of participants have been positively impacted by the program, with 98% immensely or significantly impacted in at least one key area of development.
Verge Network exists to equip leaders for mission. Verge Network is for church leaders, students, entrepreneurs, artists, urban innovators, business leaders, community development specialists, non-profit leaders, church planters and everyday leaders – anyone pursuing the mission of God, in community, whatever the context, for the sake of the Gospel.
Verge leaders and churches are engaged in the mission of God, centered around the gospel, in community, and understand the value of staying current on issues surrounding the mission of God. Verge Network has a passionate and engaged audience of leaders who want to see the Gospel change them, change their communities, change the neighbors and change the world.
With over 250,000 members, students and subscribers you are joining an incredible tribe of missional leaders who also want to see God change their worlds.
Thom S. Rainer is the founder and CEO of Church Answers, an online community and resource for church leaders. Prior to founding Church Answers, Rainer served as president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources. Before coming to LifeWay, he served at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for twelve years where he was the founding dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions and Evangelism. He is a 1977 graduate of the University of Alabama and earned his Master of Divinity and Ph.D. degrees from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
In addition to speaking in hundreds of venues over the past 20 years, Rainer led Rainer Group, a church and denominational consulting firm, from 1990 to 2005. The firm provided church health insights to over 500 churches and other organizations over that period.
Rainer and his wife, Nellie Jo, have three grown sons: Sam, Art and Jess, who are married to Erin, Sarah and Rachel respectively. The Rainers have ten grandchildren: Canon, Maggie, Nathaniel, Will (with the Lord), Harper, Bren, Joshua, Collins, Joel, and James.
He is the author of more than two dozen books, including I Am a Church Member, Breakout Churches, Autopsy of a Deceased Church, Simple Life, Simple Church, Raising Dad, The Millennials, Essential Church, and Who Moved My Pulpit?
We express this relational message, rooted in the Great Commandment and Great Commission, through resources, training, events, and videos.