Eastgate House Of Prayer

Grace as the Foundation for Effective Prayer

December 10, 2019 • Patrick Wilson

Patrick Wilson shares on Grace as the Foundation for Effective Prayer. Patrick has a deep passion for the Word of God and enjoys equipping the body of Christ. He founded a discipleship ministry called Living the Word Ministries in 2009. He is a gifted teacher and administrator who holds theological degrees from the University of Valley Forge and Liberty University. He also received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Christian Leadership University in 2011. He has pastored several churches in the Hopewell Network from 1994-2018. He currently is the Director of Housekeeping at Millersville University. He and his wife Mary attend Petra and are enjoying spending time with their children and grandchildren.

Looking Forward Toward 2020

November 26, 2019 • Keith Yoder

We are honored and excited to have Hopewell Network leaders and local pastors, Allan and Rebeca Yoder back with us to share and look ahead toward 2020. At EHOP we highly value family and recognize these two as spiritual parents in our region. We look forward to the spiritual deposit that will be released through impartation as they carry a rich history of walking with God and move powerfully in the gifts of the Spirit. About the Yoders: Allan Yoder is co-pastor with his wife Rebeca of Good Shepherd Community Church in Reamstown, PA. He also serves on the Hopewell Network Apostolic Team having primary responsibility for the international networks and Spanish language ministries in the USA.

Power of Praying in Tongues

November 12, 2019 • Jake Kail

Jake Kail shares a powerful message on the power of praying in tongues. He'll highlight the different purposes for this gift, and how it is a powerful weapon of spiritual warfare. Jake Kail was called to ministry in college after a life-changing encounter with God. He is passionate for the presence of God and to see His kingdom come and His will be done “on earth as it is in heaven.” Jake is the author of multiple books, including Keys for Deliverance, Restoring the Ministry of Jesus, and Discovering Your Destiny. He speaks at churches, conferences, retreats, and other events, preaching and teaching with a demonstration of the Holy Spirit’s power. Jake lives in Lancaster, PA with his wife and kids and serves as the lead pastor of Threshold Church.

Activate School of Worship: Prophetic and Spontaneous Worship

Session 6 • October 29, 2019 • Stephen Jenks

Revelatory worship is worship that comes from His Word. Revelation 19:10 reminds us that the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophesy. Therefore, anytime we sing His "testimony" (anything He says, does, or reveals about Himself), we are agreeing with Heaven and releasing these same Kingdom realities in our midst. This week Eagles' Wings leaders, Stephen and Veronica Jenks, join us for Session 6 of our ACTIVATE School of Worship. Stephen has been a part of the Eagles’ Wings team for 22 years, Veronica for 15 years, and they serve together on the Leadership Team. Eagles’ Wings is a global movement advancing three biblical mandates: honoring Israel, renewing biblical community, and igniting unity through worship and prayer. A gifted worship leader and psalmist, Stephen has ministered with Eagles’ Wings teaching, leading worship and training leaders. Veronica is passionate about discipleship and seeing people walk in the fullness of their calling in God. She loves teaching and training kids to discover who God is. She also has traveled to Thailand, Holland, and the Philippines working with victims of human trafficking. Together, through conferences and services across the United States, Europe, Central America, Asia and the Middle East, they have had the privilege of bringing tens of thousands of believers into a living encounter with the Presence and Person of Jesus Christ. They have a daughter, Abigail and live in the Buffalo, NY area.

Activate School of Worship: Expressions of Worship

Session 5 • October 22, 2019 • Brian Flewelling

How do we cultivate responsiveness to the Holy Spirit in our personal life and ministry? What are the barriers that hold us back? And what impact does it have if we don’t keep growing in our ability to partner with the Holy Spirit? Pastor Brian Flewelling discusses how we continue to grow in freedom and creativity in our expressions of worship. Brian Flewelling currently serves as the Community Life Pastor at Petra Church. Through a variety of different environments, such as Small Groups and Bible studies, Brian helps people in the church to connect relationally, grow spiritually, and volunteer. Before coming on staff at Petra in 2010, Brian and his wife Kristina served as missionaries for four years with Eagles’ Wings Ministry in Clarence, NY. He has a BA in Biblical Studies and studied at Jerusalem University College in Israel for a semester. Brian has a gift for Biblical insight and communicating the heart of God. His passion is to see every person reach their full potential through the Spirit of God, and by connecting to spiritual community.

Activate School of Worship: Heaven's Worship

Session 4 • October 15, 2019 • Anthony Esh

Join us as Anthony Esh discusses, Heaven’s Worship and how our worship is a response and reflection of what is happening in heaven. Anthony is happily married to Michelle and they have 5 children, including Medea who also serves at EHOP. He owns and operates a local drywall business and has been contending for regional transformation for two decades. Anthony served as worship pastor for more than 15 years at a small church in Reading, PA and is currently a part of the worship teams at EHOP and Reading House of Prayer. He also helps lead worship for Petra's Kingdom Kids on a Sunday morning. One thing that we love about Anthony is his great sense of humor and ability to practically model what it means to live whole-hearted for Jesus. Anthony's passion for Jesus is downright contagious!

Activate School of Worship: Worship in the Psalms & Throughout the Bible

Session 3 • October 8, 2019 • Kristina Flewelling

Worship-saturated prayer rises like a fragrance before God's throne to declare his glory and reign over all circumstances, governments, and relationships. Join us as Kristina Flewelling shares the origins of biblical worship and how this relates to our worship today, the Tabernacle of David, and how our worship and prayer connect to the coming great harvest.

Activate School of Worship: The Heart of Worship

Session 2 • October 1, 2019 • Caleb Gudgeon

Caleb Gudgeon, Petra Music Director, shares on “The Heart of Worship.” He discusses embracing a lifestyle of worship, ways to cultivate your relationship with God, and how to access the heart of God.

Activate School of Worship: Worship Foundations

Session 1 • September 24, 2019 • Crystal Martin

Crystal Martin, the Worship Ministry Leader, kicks off the School of Worship with the first session entitled, Worship Foundations. Crystal discusses topics such as: Why is worship important, what the Lord requires, and how to bring your heart in the place of worship.

8 Year Celebration with JC Alzamora

September 3, 2019 • JC Alzamora

Join us as we celebrate 8 years as a community of worshiping intercessors! JC Alzamora brings a timely word along with celebrating the greatness of our God and continuing to seek Him for regional and personal transformation.

Jesus is the Worthy Lamb Who was Slain

August 27, 2019 • Joe Smucker

Joe Smucker shares on why Jesus is the Worthy Lamb who was Slain and invites us to engage our hearts with Heaven’s cry of praise to Him.

Live a Life of Purpose

August 13, 2019 • Devan Colby

Devan Colby, who serves with YWAM Australia, exhorts us to live a life of purpose rooted in worship, prayer, and the fear of the Lord. For the last three years Devan has been serving on the YWAM Australia leadership team in Toowoomba, Australia. He has a passion for discipleship, teaching, and empowering people to reach their all. When he's not leading from the YWAM base, he enjoys sports, music, snowboarding, and pretty much anything outdoors that enables him to stay active. Devan was born in Atlanta but was mostly raised in Lancaster Co., PA. He also happens to be the grandson of Titus Kauffman and calls Petra his home.

When Life Gets Messy

July 23, 2019 • Becky Jones

Prophetic Leader, Becky Jones shares some helpful insights about pressing forward even "When Life Gets Messy." 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.

Walking In Prophetic Discernment

July 9, 2019 • Darryl Henson

Darryl Henson of InSTEP Ministries shares a pertinent message on Walking in Prophetic Discernment. Darryl and Joyce Henson, founders and president of InSTEP Ministries, are serving pastors across Europe by providing personal support, encouragement, training, and resources that enable them to be and do all that God has called them to. In a nutshell, they pastor pastors in order to help churches fulfill the Great Commission. They have an office here in the US, but have a primary base in Poland. Darryl also served as an Associate Pastor here at Petra Church for a number of years and is a familiar face to many of us.

Restoration of All Things

June 25, 2019 • Ken Eberly

Ken Eberly, the Director of Beholding Our God Ministries, shares a revelatory message about the Throne of God and the Restoration of All Things. Ken walks with numerous 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 his wife Betty 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.