First United Methodist Church - Wausau Wisconsin
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Live and Share God's Love

Conference & Connections

Every church recognizes that prayer is important. But what happens when a congregation unites to pray collectively and consistently for God to break through in new and miraculous ways? We can launch our congregation into the kind of churchwide breakthrough prayer initiative that fuels an atmosphere of possibility; and the entire focus begins to shift from inward to up-and-outward. It’s easier than you think – and the results will make spiritual history right in our own communities.

Breakthrough prayer can be added into what already happens in the daily life of our congregation – and an upcoming workshop will provide equipping plus many stories, practical examples and ideas of how other United Methodist congregations across the country have done so with innovation and impact. We will also learn how we can use breakthrough prayer through key aspects of our weekly worship services, and develop First Church’s heart to reach our neighborhood with the message and love of Christ.

The Bishop’s Cabinet is sponsoring this Breakthrough Prayer Initiative Training Event on Saturday, June 30 from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at St. Paul UMC, Stevens Point. Rev. Sue Nilsen Kibbey, Director of Missional Church Consultation Initiative (MCCI) in the West Ohio Annual Conference, will be the featured speaker.
West Ohio launched MCCI in 2011 to provide churches and their pastors with an intensive consultation and clergy coaching model designed to intervene in local churches that are currently plateaued, are in decline, or are on the way “up” but not sure what should come next. MCCI is designed to jumpstart a new life cycle of ministry fruitfulness.

The event is free, with lunch included. Each church that is taking part in the MCCI (we’re one) is to bring a team consisting of the pastor plus as many members as we like, in order that implementation of the training is effective. Other churches are invited as well. Our lay leader , Mike Zahn, Dick Rayborn, Wes Ebert and Martie Pahris among others will be joining Pastor Jayneann on Saturday, June 30. Mark your calendars and join us.