A Civic Prayer Breakfast helps the church understand the most pressing needs of their community and host an event in a civic building to pray for community transformation.
Case Study: In the UK we supported local churches in more than 50 local government areas to host events in civic buildings to pray for the wellbeing of the community. We ran a national campaign calling churches across the nation to work together to host Civic Prayer Breakfasts to pray for their towns and cities. The Times newspaper ran a story with the headline ‘Civic leaders start praying to renew towns and cities’.
- Team: Form a team of people who will make the NPB happen including strategic relationship builders, prayer mobilisers, event organisations and public relations.
- Plan: Create a roadmap of civic engagement, prayer mobilisation and event planning leading up to the CCPB.
- Relationships: Build one to one relationships with strategic civic leaders and find out what keeps them awake at night.
- Prayer: Mobilise churches in a rhythm of prayer for the transformation of thedifferent sectors of community.
- Event: Host a NPB event in a civic building to pray for the wellbeing and transformation of the community and its leaders.
Once communities host their first NPB it often becomes a part of their annual calendar explaining that it is the most strategic event in their year.
- Unifying the church with a great sense of common purpose for transformation.
- Focusing the church’s civic engagement on the person of Jesus Christ
- Positioning the church as strategic community stakeholder and partner
- Increasing the boldness and the confidence of the church in their faith
- Strengthening the role of faith in civic life
- Praying for the ‘peace and prosperity of the city’ (Jeremiah 29:7)