Prayer as a Strategy
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Prayer as a Strategy

An introduction into the strategy of prayer for a basis of your missions endeavors.
4.3 (75 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,539 students enrolled
Last updated 12/2015
Price: Free
  • 41 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Recognize the futility of trying to do God's work without the power of God Himself.
  • Apply specific Scriptures from both the Old and New Testaments to participants' individual lives and ministries.
  • Know exactly what to pray when heading overseas on a mission trip.
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  • All material is included and all lecture videos are downloadable.

Do you sometimes get caught up in the excitement of going overseas on a mission trip and forget that you are truly entering enemy territory? Or perhaps have you done so many overseas trips that you consider yourself experienced enough to get the results you think are possible without being open minded enough to realize that there are divine results that are NOT possible without God's direct intervention?

If you want to go overseas just to have basically have the experience of a tourist, it's not necessary to engage in strategic prayer. If, however, you are being called by God to leave your normal safety net filled with all your self-reliant tools to do something only GOD can do, you must recognize the necessity of strategic prayer.

Participants in this course will be challenged to include prayer as a strategy in missions endeavors, not as an afterthought but as a necessity. They will learn not only why they should be praying but also specifically what they should pray and how they should pray it. As prayer is then incorporated into our missions strategy, God will do things that only He can do. And GOD is the one who will get all the glory!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone considering going overseas on a cross-cultural mission trip must recognize the spiritual nature of their task. Without strategic prayer, everything done will be done in human strength with remarkably human results. This course will help participants think through key strategic prayer principles to ensure DIVINE results in missions.
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Curriculum For This Course
Prayer as Strategy
8 Lectures 41:10

Instructors are introduced as a background for why prayer is important to each of them.


Participants will be challenged with one basic question: When was the last time you asked God to do something only HE can do?

Prayer as Strategy

Participants will recognize that it is pointless to go forward with mission trips without God's direct intervention and power which is released through strategic praying.

Why should we pray?

Instead of praying non-specific "God bless so-and-so" prayers, participants will learn specific requests to make on behalf of their people groups and missions teams.

What should we pray?

Participants will be challenged to be humble as well as confident in praying and to pray both corporately and individually.

How should we pray?

Participants will be given practical tools to ensure an effective prayer strategy for mission teams.

Practical Considerations

Participants will see a concrete example of what happens when God's people pray!

Tijaltepec Story

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About the Instructor
David Olson
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Missionary serving with the IMB for the last six years. We've had missionary experience on the frontline, working in both rural and urban settings. We utilize oral strategies and have seen it as an effective tool for both evangelism and discipleship in a variety of different places. We now serve on a training team where we help provide resources and training to both national and U.S. partnerships and help coach a network of missionaries in effective partnership for the purpose of reaching their end goals - all for His name sake!

Vicki Lassiter
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Vicki served overseas as a missionary with the International Mission Board for 26 years in the countries of St. Vincent, Suriname, Ecuador, and Peru. She is currently living in Waco, Texas where she is writing, speaking, and learning more about Jesus every day!

Don Barger
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Don has served with the International Mission Board since 1997. He works with a training team providing training throughout Latin America. The training team specializes in trainings related to indigenous people groups, urban missions, and issues related to orality.

The training team has provided training in nearly every latin american country as well as in Africa and Europe. Online coaching and live webinars are additional options for training events. Don and the training team are fluent in English and Spanish and base out of Lima, Peru.

Christ follower, Husband, Daddy, Trainer, Photography, UAB, Mac, contrarian, and a proud Coffee Snob... get that Nescafe out of my face!

Jamie Ruede
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Served with the International Mission Board in South America for almost 30 years. Most recently served in the role as the lead Strategic Prayer Coordinator for the American Affinity.