At Harvest, we believe fervent, heart-felt prayer is key to leading people to Christ and essential to what we do as a Church. We believe we would not have seen lives changed or experienced supernatural growth without the ministry of prayer. We would love for you to join us in this effort.

When people pray, lives are changed!

Our Strategy

Our strategy for prayer is found in Nehemiah 4:10. Nehemiah decided to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem, and his first task was to “Tour the Wall” to see the areas that needed work. However, the people rebuilding the wall could not work effectively because they had to stop work to defend from invaders. The solution Nehemiah devised is what we call the Nehemiah “1:1 Ratio.” Every worker had a personal protector. When this plan was implemented, the wall was repaired in 52 days!

The concept for the Harvest Church Prayer Team Ministry is this same “1:1 Ratio.” There are many Dream Team members who are working to help others. To achieve the “1:1 Ratio”, all of our Prayer Team members are required to protect them. We also continually “Tour the Wall” to see which areas require attention.

Prayer Ministry Opportunities

We would love for you to be involved in praying with us! If you are interested in any of the following options, please fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page.

Service Prayer

Help with prayer and intercession during Sunday services

Small Groups

Join or lead a prayer small group

Prayer Force Training

A group meeting every semester.

21 Days of Prayer

In January and August, we host a special three-week emphasis on prayer.

Saturday Morning Prayer

We pray for our cities and Sunday services on Saturday mornings from 8-9 a.m.

Monthly Prayer Walks

Take a walk through pre-appointed areas of Champaign-Urbana.

Prayer Shield

Prayer covering for Harvest Church staff, small groups, and government leaders.

How to Join the Prayer Team

Complete the Growth Track.

Complete the leadership application and Honor Code.

Attend 401 training and interview with a ministry leader.

- Optional, but recommended -

Complete the FREEDOM Curriculum and attend the FREEDOM Retreat.

Complete Prayer Force Training.