Prayer-School: Charter and List Info
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Prayer-School Charter and List Information
What is prayer-school? It is an electronic community or kinship
of people who believe the Lord has given them some degree of
intercessory gifting/calling or who simply love to pray. It
provides a safe (non-threatening) place to develop and grow as
an intercessor. It provides a place to build each other up and to
encourage each other in our intercessory calling. It also provides
a place to ask questions and to share experiences and even to share
words of knowledge, prayer direction, experiencs, burdens, etc. with
the group. Additionally, it providesa a reasonable place where you
can ask others for help interpreting what you believe God is saying
to you, or directions that He is leading you to pray. It is also
a reasonable place to discuss fasting and spiritual warfare, both
of which are closely tied into intercession.
The Bible is assumed authoritative as the Word of God and any leading
or teaching that does not line up with the Bible is assumed to be in
There is a leadership-core
of Christians considered reasonably mature in their intercessory gifiting;
who reflect experience with things like prophetic intercession, fasting,
spiritual warfare and deliverance. They will give input, guidance and
support to the group and helping us to learn to grow effectively in our
intercessory gifting. They will also help steer us away from off-topic
The leadership core includes:
- It must be biblical. Any direction, prophecy, word of knowledge,
teaching, etc that contradicts the Bible is assumed to be in
error... period. The Bible remains our absolute authority.
- No discussion will be permitted in this conference that questions
the basics of the Christian faith... the basics are assumed
fundamental and agreed on by all participants. These fundamentals
include: God exists as an intelligent and self-aware Being (as
opposed to an impersonal force). God created mankind to be in
fellowship with Him, but man sinned and this separated us from
that fellowship with Him. Jesus Christ is God incarnate, Who
became human; lived among us and taught us; and then died for our
sins (because the penalty of sin is death and someone had to pay
it). Jesus Christ then rose from the dead, forever conquering sin
and death. He ascended into heaven and will return again to the
earth to reign forever. In the meantime, Jesus Christ sent the
Holy Spirit to indwell believers and to transform us into the
image of Christ. The same indwelling Holy Spirit also imparts
spiritual gifts into those who have accepted Jesus as their Lord.
- Participants must be polite and respectful and loving at all times.
It is OK to disagree with someone and to express that disagreement,
but it must be done in love and in a polite and civilized manner.
No flaming or personal attacks are allowed. In fact, no attacks on
any Christian leader or organization or denomination or move-of-God
are allowed, period.
- If you can't find a way to say it in love and in a gentle manner,
then perhaps it should not be said. Openly hostile posts will not
- Posts must be on topic. There is a wide range of on-topic subjects:
prayer, intercession, hearing/discerning God's voice, spiritual
warfare, deliverance and even learning to move in the prophetic.
You may ask how-to questions, you may ask theological questions that
pertain to the intercession, you may share experiences. This is NOT
a channel to discuss or debate or theologize biblical prophecy (for
instance try to interpret the end time prophecies of Revelation or
Daniel). It is a how-to, learning and practice group for those who
have begun to move in intercession, spiritual warfare, etc.
- This list builds community and is a place to support and encourage
each other and to build each other up in our gifting. However, this
list is not a support group for emotional problems, and is not a
place to dump problems that are unrelated to the intercessory gifting.
- Realize that from time to time, someone will make a mistake or give
a word or opinion that is in error (or not really from the Lord).
Remember that this is a learning forum and that making mistakes is
part of the natural learning process. Therefore, we give each other
-- and ourselves -- the grace to make mistakes and to learn from them.
We will not disqualify someone else (or ourselves) if they make an
occasional mistake, providing they act in love and that they behave
in accordance with the prayer-school charter. However, we
encourage the list-members to have a teachable spirit and to
receive feedback and maybe even gentle correction with humility.
Remember that the character of an intercessor is every bit as
important as the gifting itself. God desires to develop both our
character and our gifting.
- If someone posts something that you disagree with or find unbiblical,
do not post a hasty rebuttal; never respond in anger. Instead, spend
some time to pray about it and ask the Lord to show you an appropriate
and loving way to phrase your reply.
Violation of the charter will result in a warning. Repeat violation of
the charter could result in being removed from the conference.
OUR POLICY ON PRAYER REQUESTS:
We want to provide a mechanism for prayer requests and at the
same time, have prayer-school be discussion list, as opposed
to a prayer request list. We found the best way to do that is
to have a separate, but closely related list for prayer
requests. This list is prayer_request. (You must subscribe
to the prayer_request list in order to be able to post to it.)
Please do NOT post prayer requests to prayer-school. Please
post them to prayer_request instead.
Guidelines and "How-To's"
- Please do not forward people's posts to another list without
first contacting the author getting their permission first.
- Do Not Cross-Post (e.g, post the same post to multiple
- Do not forward virus warnings, advertisements, chain letters,
or off-topic mail to the prayer-school list.
- Do not forward GodSpeak Copyrighted material without first
Unauthorized Use of Email Addresses
The email addresses published on this list may NOT be connected and used
for you own puposes. For instnace, you may not collect adresses from this
list to invite them to join your own list or to try to send them advertizements
or to send them your own ministry newsletters. Any use of the addresses
published here that is outside of the scope of specifically responding to
a posts to thist list is considered unathorized use, and will be ground for
immediate and perminate removal from your subscription to the list.
If you post to the list and discouver your email address is
being misused by one of the subcribers, please notify us immediately and
we will remove the abuser from the list. To notify us when your
address is abused, simply send email to
that detatils the abuse. Please forward the list invite or advertizing or
personal ministry letter you receive to us as part of the report.
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