Empowered to PrayCoverArt.jpg

Get away from your regular activity and enjoy being in the Presence of God, being equipped and encouraged in your prayer life, and challenged to be a catalyst for prayer in your church and the nation. Dynamic worship. Inspiring keynotes. Practical workshops. 

Dates: October 21-22, 2016

Location: Worthington Christian Church
8145 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43235

Keynote Speakers: Dave Butts and Jonathan Graf

dave_butts_150x225.jpgDave Butts is the founder and president of Harvest Prayer Ministries. He is also the chairman of America's National Prayer Committee and serves on the leadership teams of Mission America, the Awakening America Alliance and Renewal for America. A popular speaker, Dave has authored 10 books, including With One Cry, Forgotten PowerDesperate for Change, The Devil Goes to Church and When God Shows Up. 








Jonathan Graf is the President of the Church Prayer Leaders Network and Publisher of Prayer Connect magazine, two ministries of Harvest Prayer Ministries. He is a popular speaker who often works with churches to help them make prayer more foundational to their ministry. Jon is the author or compiling editor of 7 books including Restored Power, My House Shall Be a House of Prayer andPraying Like Paul.



The following workshops will be offered at Empowered to Pray. There will be two workshop slots with at least three workshops to choose from each time slot.

Creative Prayer Experiences and Spaces for Group Prayer - Kim Butts
This workshop will help you learn to design creative prayer spaces and experiences that will engage intercessors of all ages and experience levels. Find out how to give the Holy Spirit room to teach people to connect with God in the unique ways He has wired them.

Missional Prayer: Effective Prayer that Grows the Kingdom - Kim Butts
Learn different ways to engage the kingdom of God by prayerfully aligning ourselves with the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. We will cover prayer evangelism, prayer journeys, prayerwalking, and other practical ways to connect people to the kingdom plans and purposes of God. 

Prayer: The Key to Effective Ministry and Service - Dave Butts
We all know what it is like to be worn out from trying to do too much. What if there was a way that prayer could release us into much more effective ministry in the Kingdom? Come and find hope for the weary!

Spiritual Warfare 101 - Mike Jebb 
This workshop will teach attendees how to use six different proven tools to help grow their people in prayer and spiritual warfare. These tools were designed, tested and refined as part of the ministry of Strategic Prayer Initiative.

The Power of Praying Scripture - Jonathan Graf
The most powerful method of prayer is praying God's Word back to Him. Learn the whys and hows of this important, but simple way to pray.

Becoming a Praying Church One Tweak at a Time - Jonathan Graf
Making prayer foundational in a church does not have to be daunting! This workshop explores some keys areas to tweak that will help your church steadily and simply increase its prayer base.

Conference Schedule:

Friday: Registration 6 PM

Keynote/Worship: 7-9

Saturday 8:30 - 4:00




Main Conference: $45  ($36 for CPLN members). Earlybird Special until 10/3 $36 ($28 for CPLN members)

Save 20% on Multiple Registration Discounts of 5 or more from the same church (must register at the same time to receive discount).

ONLINE REGISTRATION for this event is now closed. You can still register for the event as a walk-in at the door on Friday. 

NOTE: Any cancellation incurs a $10 cancellation fee. If you received a discount for 5 or more, and your cancellation drops the number to 4, refund will be based on each of the four now being charged the full price, not the discounted price.

ALSO AVAILABLE: A Pre-Conference Mini-Conference: "Roadmap to a Praying Church"  RMPC Logo (5).jpg

Friday 9  A.M. to 3 P.M.

Taught by Dave and Kim Butts and Jon Graf, this mini-conference is based largely on the content of two books: Forgotten Power: A Simple Theology for a Praying Church by Dave Butts, and Restored Power: Becoming a Praying Church One Tweak at a Time by Jon Graf.

Cost of Mini-Conference: $25

ONLINE REGISTRATION for this event is now closed. You can still register for the event as a walk-in at the door on Friday. 

Hotel Information


Here are some hotels within 5 miles of the church.

We do not block any rooms at special rates. It is up to you to negotiate the best rates that you can.

Courtyard Columbus Worthington
7411 Vantage Drive
Columbus, OH 43235
(614) 436-7070

Hyatt Place
7490 Vantage Drive
Columbus, OH 43235
(614) 846-4355

Quality Inn and Suites
7500 Vantage Drive
Columbus, OH 43235
(614) 436-0556

Extended Stay America Hotel
7465 High Cross Blvd
Columbus, OH 43235
(614) 785-1006

Holiday Inn Columbus N-I-270
7007 N. High St
Worthington, OH 43085
(614) 436-0700

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
175 Hutchinson Ave
Columbus, OH 43235
(614) 885-3334

Sheraton Suites Columbus
201 Hutchinson Ave
Columbus, OH 43235
(614) 436-0004

Econo Lodge
50 E. Wilson Bridge Rd
Worthington, OH 43085
(614) 888-3666

© Church Prayer Leaders Network. All Rights Reserved