Eastgate House Of Prayer
September 11, 2018 • Keith Yoder
This week at EHOP Regional Apostolic Leader Dr. Keith Yoder will walk us through some prayer basics to equip and activate us to be effective in prayer. As founder of Teaching the Word Ministries, Keith Yoder enjoys serving as a consultant/coach/mentor to Christian leaders in business, congregations, church networks, and non-profits. He's partnered and networked with Christian leaders for over 30 years. Keith has written a number of books and is a sought after speaker throughout the region. In writing and ministry, Keith desires to extend Christ-centered wisdom to leaders so they may have solid and enduring foundations for their character and decision making. Topics of his books include principles of Christian leadership, the health of the church, and leader identity and direction.
7 Year Anniversary
September 4, 2018 • Kara Sensenig
Happy Birthday Eastgate House of Prayer! We are celebrating 7 years as a community of worshiping intercessors! Kara Sensenig shares a timely word and offers impartation. Our evening will be one of celebrating the greatness of our God and continuing to seek Him for regional and personal transformation.
August 28, 2018 • JC Alzamora
JC Alzamora speaks about living empowered by Bold Faith. He is a powerful and prophetic preacher, whose ministry is characterized by the flow of spiritual gifts. JC has a passion to see the reality of the Kingdom of God manifest on earth as it is in Heaven. He is also the Director of the HarvestNet School of the Supernatural and serves on the Apostolic Council of HarvestNet International. JC is from Venezuela, and he and his wife Maria live in Ephrata, PA.
Hearing the "Voice" of God
July 31, 2018 • Kara Sensenig
God promises that we can gain wisdom and understanding when we listen to and seek after Him. Kara Sensenig continues this month's theme of Hearing God's Voice. Our time together will include a focused time of listening prayer as well. "For You light my lamp; The Lord my God illumines my darkness" (Psalm 18:29).
Hearing and Responding to the Voice of God
July 24, 2018 • Becky Jones
Becky Jones, shares an insightful and practical teaching on Hearing and Responding to the Voice of God. Becky Jones is an experienced prophetic intercessor, teacher and speaker with a heart to teach and equip the Body of Christ in the areas of prayer, intercession, deliverance and the prophetic both locally and abroad. She is the founder and president of the nonprofit ministry, Called to Pray. Out of her wealth of knowledge and hands-on experience, Becky effectively trains people to use their gifts and is, without a doubt, a gift to the Church. Becky is part of the Hopewell Network of Churches and currently leads the Network intercession team. For the last twenty-five years she’s attended Hopewell Christian Fellowship in Elverson, PA where she serves on the Elder Board and leads Prayer Ministry. Becky has four married children and eight grandchildren; she resides in Kutztown PA.
Meditating on the Word
July 10, 2018 • Ken Eberly
The Word of God inspires and informs our prayers by enabling us to know the heart and mind of God. Join us as Ken Eberly shares a powerful message on Meditating on the Word. The blessed man's delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither...whatever he does, he prospers. Psalm 1:1-3. Called to pastor the Hampden Mennonite Church in 1979, Ken and Betty sold their home in Lancaster County and moved to Reading, PA in 1982. Here they raised their five children while pastoring the congregation. In addition to pastoring, Ken gave oversight to a number of churches in the denomination for several years. In 2000, after credentialing their successors, Ken and Betty were commissioned out of local church leadership to serve an emerging regional network of churches that was connecting relationally across denominational lines. Ken now walks with numerous other pastors and leaders in the region who have a desire to see the Body of Messiah come together for kingdom purposes. As part of the regional vision, Ken also helped establish and direct the Reading House of Prayer (RHOP). Ken and Betty then established Behold Your God Ministries in 2008, and now preach, teach and equip throughout the region in the arenas of corporate prayer, Biblical unity, knowing God, Christian maturity, and the coming kingdom, etc. (see the “Five Priorities of BYGM”). Ken and Betty continue to serve the body of Messiah in the Reading region and beyond in numerous ways: Monthly pastors’ prayer meetings, RHOP prayer room, periodic regional kingdom initiatives, teaching and preaching as doors open, writing, etc.
Walking In Expectation
May 29, 2018 • Kara Sensenig
In this journey called life there are many bumps and detours along the way, but as we learn to actively look toward God in a spirit of expectation, we will find we're free to recognize and receive what God is delighted to give. Join us as Kara Sensenig shares her heart about breaking free from disappointment and unbelief and choosing to walk in expectation.
The Crucible of Life
May 22, 2018 • Anthony Esh
Anthony Esh will share a practical word about being forged in The Crucible of Life and how this crucible prepares us for usefulness and gives us the opportunity to become something more valuable. Join us as we press in for transformation of our lives, our churches, our communities and our region. Anthony serves with Reading House of Prayer, where he has maintained various leadership roles for more than 10 years.
Psalms 16 Teaching & Mediation
May 8, 2018 • Brian Flewelling
Learn and practice how to use Psalm 16 as a life path and a prayer pathway that entrenches you in the character of God and prepares you for every test life throws your way. Pastor Brian leads us through an experiential night of teaching and meditation.
Study of Nehemiah
April 24, 2018 • Barb Hummel
What would happen if just one person or a group of people was willing to step out in faith to partner with the Lord's purposes? Nehemiah did this and allowed his heart to be grieved for the ruined walls of Jerusalem. Through prayer, discernment, the favor of the Lord, and divine strategy he was able to accomplish much. Join us as Barb Hummel leads us through the life of Nehemiah and how he supernaturally undertook the rebuilding of the wall of Jerusalem in just 52 days.
Ryan Forbes and Officer Wendell Metzler Redemption Story
April 17, 2018 • Ryan Forbes and Officer Wendell Metzler
Ryan Forbes and Officer Wendell Metzler share their redemption story of overcoming addiction and walking in wholeness. These men demonstrate how reconciliation can powerfully triumph over retribution. Ryan grew up in New Holland and attended Garden Spot High School. His family life was dysfunctional, causing Ryan to turn to drugs and alcohol as a teenager and young adult to escape the chaos of home. Throughout this time, Ryan was in and out of prison, until God supernaturally reached down and drew Ryan to himself. Ryan relapsed several times, but God was faithful in His pursuit of Ryan. By the grace of God and through transparency with trusted men, Ryan has been free of drugs and alcohol for over 12 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a concentration in addictions, as well as a bachelor’s degree in religion, both from Liberty University. He has been married to his wife, Caitlyn, for almost 7 years, and together they have 2 beautiful sons. Ryan recently coauthored a book, “Unchained,” with Wendell Metzler, the police officer involved in many of Ryan’s arrests who today is a close friend. The book tells the story of Ryan and Wendell’s encounters in the criminal justice system, as well as Ryan’s obedience to God to make amends with Wendell, starting the journey to the friendship they have today. Ryan has a passion to see men and women pursuing Christ and living the lives that God designed them to live, who and free.
Ana Cozzone's Story
March 27, 2018 • Ana Cozzone
This week at EHOP Ana Cozzone will be sharing some of her personal story and also her journey working with street children in the Philippines. Despite the trauma and abuses that many of the children have experienced, there are countless stories of miracles and God's light shining in the darkest of places. Ana and Chris Cozzone came to the Philippines in June of 2015 and were both moved by the prevalence of children living and sleeping on the streets. Having spent about 10 years growing up in the Philippines, Ana was able to speak Tagalog well enough to begin sitting with the kids on the sidewalk in February 2016 and teaching them English and the Bible. In February 2017, they rented a building to try and meet more of the children's needs. Although not yet a residential facility, Nehemiah community center currently has two local staff members healing to teach the kids about healthy lifestyles and faith, preparing them with basic employ-ability skills through vocational training, and helping those who want to pursue an education.
Gene Carmack's Story
March 13, 2018 • Gene Carmack
For the month of March EHOP will be focusing a prayer target on addictions and abuse. This week Gene Carmack will be with us to tell part of his story and to shed light on the multifaceted issue of addictions and walking in wholeness. Join us as we pray for the God to break into our families, schools, churches, and communities with the light of His love and freedom! Gene is the House Manager at The Potter's House which is a home for men to help them transition back into the community. Gene is also part of the Celebrate Recovery leadership team.
Connection Between The Church & Israel
The Jewish Holiday, Purim and The Book of Esther • February 27, 2018 • Dr. Theresa Newell
Dr. Theresa Newell shares about the upcoming Jewish holiday, Purim, the Book of Esther and what it says to us today. If you find it difficult to understand the connection between the Church and Israel, know that Theresa will help to bring clarity to this while also shedding light on what's happening in the Middle East.