A life of prayer is irrefutable proof of God-dependency. This is true not only of the individual believer, but also of the local church, as evidenced in the New Testament. Churches therefore need to learn how to pray. But who will teach them? In this book, Paul Tautges convinces his readers that teachers and church leaders must not only tell their flocks to pray--they must also teach them how to do it. They must habitually instruct them in the biblical principles, examples, and commands concerning a life of prayer. And leaders need a practical tool to help them produce an atmosphere of God-dependency in their churches.
Author Paul Tautges has served Immanuel Bible Church in Sheboygan, Wisconsin as pastor-teacher since 1992. His preaching and teaching ministry takes him overseas for the equipping of national pastors for the work of church-based ministry. He is also the author of Delight in the WORD: Biblical Counsel for Everyday Issues and is a biblical counselor certified with the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors (NANC) and the International Association of Biblical Counselors (IABC). Paul and his wife Karen have nine children.
Endorsement "Paul Tautges not only encourages us to pray corporately, but he also instructs us to pray biblically. This book...will prove valuable to all members of a congregation. All of us need encouragement and instruction in the discipline of corporate prayer, and this book will help us to that end." -Jerry Bridges