Sunday, September 10, 20017
Rev. Richard LaFountain is conducting ONE DAY of inspirational preaching and teaching on the disciplines of Spending Time Alone with God based on the book by the same name. Pastor Dick LaFountain presents the lost truth of “being still” as primary to understanding the Lord’s Prayer and entering into an obedient prayer life as God intended it to be.
God never intended prayer to be a boring effort at trying get God to do what you want and need Him to do. Prayer is primarily about an intimate relationship with God in which He communes with us and we with Him. Pastor Dick will teach six essential disciplines of an intimate prayer life that will forever change the way you pray. These principles have been taught and tested in churches around the world for over 25 years through his web site http://www.PrayerToday.org. Now, as he retires from successful pastoral ministry, he is taking these teachings on the road to challenge God’s people to renew their love covenant with Jesus Christ and experience the presence of God in their lives and churches as never before.
The day begins with two opportunities to hear preaching on prayer. First, during the Sunday School hour at 9:30 am adults and youth will gather together to hear about the importance of “The Presence of God” in our lives and churches. This message is a powerful testimony of the transformation that takes place when the manifest presence of God shows up.
During the morning worship service at 10:45 am Pastor Dick will present an inspirational and convicting exposition of “The Lord’s Prayer” as you’ve never heard it before. He proclaims the truth that Jesus taught that prayer is not ASKING but BASKING in the presence of God. The first command of the Word of God is to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, soul and strength.” You cannot do that without entering into your closet and shutting the door to pray to the Father in secret intimate communion as Jesus taught and modeled prayer for us.
A light lunch will be offered to those will be staying for the afternoon session. A love offering for Rev. LaFountain will be taken during the worship service.
The afternoon session at 1:00 pm is two hours of practical teaching of the six principles of intimate prayer as presented in his book, “Spending Time Alone With God.” These sessions are not just lectures on prayer but dynamic teaching with interaction, participation and creative activities that will keep you on the edge of your seat and inspire you to take these principles home and begin your prayer life all over again.
There will be a book table where you can purchase copies of Rev. LaFountain’s books.
Richard W. LaFountain retired in 2012 as the senior pastor of Grove City Alliance Church in Grove City, Pennsylvania where he has served since 1999. Under his leadership the church became a place known for the manifest presence of God where revival, repentance, healings, and conversions became every day experiences.
The church’s passion for prayer and the presence of God has made the church a dynamic place where people feel the presence of God when they walk through the doors during the week or on Sunday. The church became a house of prayer that drew people to it and God’s power has transformed their lives. Hundreds came to Christ, and average attendance grew from under 180 to 850. Dick’s passion is to help pastors, church leaders and local congregations discover the power of the presence of God through an intimate walk with him in disciplined daily prayer.
Dick’s passion is to motivate a renewed love for prayer and the presence of God in our churches. He is available as a speaker for churches, retreats, conferences, prayer summits, and church prayer weekends and other revival themes. In his retirement he also mentors and coaches pastors in the ministry disciplines, prayer disciplines and in strategic planning. He can be contacted at PastorDickLaF@gmail.com or at either of his two web sites: www.PrayerToday.org and www.MinistryToday.org