Mid-week Services

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  1. Jensen

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    What do ya'll do during mid-week services?

    Prayer?
    Bible Study?
    Sermon?
    etc...

    If you do have a "prayer meeting," how much time is devoted to prayer? Any particular methods you employ?

    If you have a devotional or bible study, what materials do you use, methods, etc...
     
  2. USN2Pulpit

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    Bible Study & Prayer.
     
  3. williemakeit

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    ---Sorry, double post---
     
  4. williemakeit

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    My apologies--being that I am not a Pastor, but I can share what my Pastor does during mid-week service. It is his 'yelling at me to get right with God' sermon. [​IMG] Oh, and sometimes we have a 'business meeting' after I have been given the opportunity to get right with God.
     
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    Our Wednesday night format:

    Hymn or Song
    Open in Prayer
    Hymn or Song
    Bible Study- 25-35 minutes. This can be sermonic, but I try to ask questions and seek input from the congregation.
    Prayer Requests and split up for prayer- 25-35 minutes. We usually break up in small groups of 2-3 men or ladies. The children have their own supervised prayer time at this time as well.

    If we have our monthly business meeting or a guest missionary, we will sometimes just have 3-4 men pray publicly.
     
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    Ever heard of having different men in rotation pray for every prayer request as it is given? This takes a long time and causes a congregation to labor in prayer. It does get wonderful results from a Faithful God and causes each and every family to realize they are special. This was our mid week prayer meeting in Arkansas. Days long gone now. Oh how I yearn to be back in those days again. Maybe someday the Lord will give me liberty to pastor again.
    Thanks -----Bart
     
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    During my 30 years of pastoral ministry I always had a handout for the MW bible study. We tried to make the prayer time equal the study time, keeping both about 30 minutes. I definitely use a teaching format rather than a preaching format for MW. [​IMG] Its a great time to teach the core-church doctrine and practical Christian living. I ran the gamet with book studies, doctrines, character studies and an occasional subject series.

    Every Baptist church should teach though the church covenant, doctrinal statement and Baptist distinctives and Wednesday night is a great time to do that. [​IMG]
     
  9. PastorSBC1303

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    We have about 30 mins of Bible Study, currently we are going verse by verse through the book of John. Then we take prayer requests, and break up into groups of 5-7 people for prayer.
     
  10. Dr. Bob

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    We have cell groups that meet in homes. Fellowship and visit for 10 minutes, then 50 minutes of prayer. Children and adults together so that the young HEAR us pray and LEARN about prayer.

    We are a new church plant, so opt for Friday night and two locations thus far.
     
  11. Pastor Larry

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    We rotate between three things:

    1. Strict prayer meetings (couple of guitar accompanied choruses, verse of Scripture, and then 30+ minutes of prayer in groups of 3-5 people.

    2. All group Bible studies (topics such as Becoming a Contagious Christian; Introduction to Biblical Counseling or How to Help People Change; etc.)

    3. Men's and Ladies' Bible Studies -- separate the men and ladies for Bible studies. Each usually runs between 4 and 8 weeks, depending.
     
  12. Hardsheller

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    I'd be gone.
     

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