Eastgate House Of Prayer
2019 Activate School of Prayer: Encountering God Through Prayer
Session 1 • January 15, 2019 • Kara Sensenig
Through prayer we have the ability to connect with the heart and mind of our heavenly Father. Jeremiah 33:3 says, “Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.” God longs for us to call to Him as our source of life, wisdom, guidance, and truth. He desires to answer our calls by shepherding us into a lifestyle of continually seeking and receiving revelation from his word and Spirit. Kara Sensenig kicks off our 2019 ACTIVATE School of Prayer with Session 1: Encountering God Through Prayer.
Free to Be You and Me
December 11, 2018 • D'Lury Geiger
As sons and daughters of God we are called to live out of the fullness of our new identity in Christ. Sometimes we find gaps in our lives that hinder us from fully experiencing our freedom. Join us as D'Lury Geiger shares a message, Free to Be You and Me, and addresses the things that hinder us and provides keys to walking in this place of fullness and abundance.
Praying For The Persecuted Church
November 6, 2018 • Brian Flewelling
Join us as Pastor Brian Flewelling shares insights related to current national and world events including what's happening in the Middle East and with Israel. He will address the persecuted church and help to provide insight as to how to pray with authority and wisdom in this hour.
Prayer Focus For America
October 30, 2018 • Dr. Abby Abildness
An individual who prays and humbles himself before God can help to change the course of a nation. No doubt the power of a unified, praying Church is even greater! Join us for worship and prayer for our nation as Dr. Abby Abildness provides a snap shot of what is happening in America as it relates to current events and how we, the Church, can pray in this hour. About Abby & Jim Abildness: Abby is a sought-after speaker and teacher both nationally and internationally. Abby is the Pennsylvania State Director of the Legislative Prayer Caucus and consults with international legislative agenda. She leads the Global Apostolic Prayer Network and is State Leader for the Pennsylvania Apostolic Prayer Network, Generals International, and Heartland Apostolic Prayer Network. These strategic positions put Jim and Abby on the forefront of key cultural transformation initiatives as their mandate is to be empowering global solutions. Jim and Abby are the founders and CEO's of Healing Tree International. Their passion is to network pastoral, medical, business and government leaders for the healing of nations. Jim and Abby are I Change Nations Global Peace Ambassadors and members of the Global Leadership Council. They are establishing a Penn United Nations Peace Council. Jim and Abby are Global Apostolic Network Leaders and are establishing apostolic hubs in nations to network as centralized centers for training, equipping and networking leaders for distribution. In addition, Jim and Abby are Global Leaders in the Global Health Transformation Network.
Intimacy With God
October 23, 2018 • Anthony Esh
Exodus 34:14 shows us that God is jealous for your affection. He desires to know and love you in the same way the Father, Son, and Spirit know and love each other. Join us as Anthony Esh shares about the beauty of God and the fruit of Intimacy with God out of Song of Songs 2:14.
The Importance of Yom Kippur
September 18, 2018 • Dr. Theresa Newell
Join us as Dr. Theresa Newell shares the significance of the most important Jewish holiday, Yom Kippur, which begins this night at sundown. Theresa has a way of making the Bible come alive and sheds much needed light on the connection between the Jewish people and the praying Church. Dr. Theresa Newell’s story in Jewish evangelism is a story of God’s sovereign grace. When she was 32, the Lord used several friends to tell her the Good News and lead her from a life of destruction. Soon after, Dr. Newell quit her reporting job at the local newspaper and spent time sharing the Gospel with anyone who would listen. She made her first visit to Israel in 1976. After a moving personal encounter with God at the Western Wall, Dr. Newell recognized her call to Jewish evangelism. She immediately began studying Hebrew under a rabbi. Over the next few years, she also had a number of God-ordained encounters with the Reverend Walter Barker, the International Director of The Church’s Ministry among Jewish People (CMJ)—an organization headquartered in London since 1809. In 1980, Dr. Theresa Newell was invited to open the first American office of CMJ, and until 1986, served as its director. Since that date, she has led over 50 biblical study tours to Israel, and today serves on the CMJ International Board, which oversees CMJ’s ministry centers in Israel. Dr. Newell was North America coordinator of the Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism (LCJE-NA) from 1999 to 2007. In 2010, she became chair of the Anglican Church of North America—Ecumenical Relations Task Force/Messianic Jewish sub-committee. Since 2006, she has been CMJ USA chairman of the board, and serves as US representative to CMJ’s Israel board. A journalist by training, Dr. Newell completed her Master in Biblical Studies (OT) and a Doctor of Ministry degree at Trinity School for Ministry, Ambridge, Pennsylvania. From 1994 to 1997, she was director of the extension department at Trinity and today serves as the travel-study director there. Dr. Newell and her husband, Bruce, have eight children, and 28 grandchildren.
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.