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 error, period.

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 tangents.

The leadership core includes:


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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 be permitted.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.


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"

Forwarding Guidelines
  1. Please do not forward people's posts to another list without first contacting the author getting their permission first.
  2. Do Not Cross-Post (e.g, post the same post to multiple GodSpeak lists)
  3. Do not forward virus warnings, advertisements, chain letters, or off-topic mail to the prayer-school list.
  4. Do not forward GodSpeak Copyrighted material without first obtaining permission.

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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