Thanks to everyone who attended
Prayer ConneXion 2019

If you missed it, you can listen to the three plenary sessions below.

You want your prayers to connect with God…
You want to connect with God more through your prayers…
And you want your prayers to connect with the mission of God.

You are the reason there is a Prayer ConneXion: 

  • Three plenary sessions with two powerful speakers – Josh White & Richard Elzinga
  • Ten workshop sessions with very practical leaders.
  • As much time devoted to praying as talking.
  • Discounted prices for groups.
  • All this plus opportunity to meet others with a similar heart.

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Southwest Hills Baptist Church
9100 SW 135th Ave
Beaverton, OR 97008

Friday, May 17, 7pm-9pm
(doors open at 6:30pm)
Saturday, May 18, 8am-4pm
(doors open at 7:30am)

James Autry, 503-515-5647

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$39 per Person, $69 per Couple, $25 for Students (12 years and older).  Boxed Lunch on Saturday included.

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6:30 – 7:00 Check-in and registration

7:00 – 9:00 Welcome, worship, Pastor Josh White sharing and leading in prayer



8:30 – 10:30 Worship, Pastor Rick Elzinga sharing, Dennis Fuqua leading in prayer


10:45 – Noon Workshop Session # 1

Noon – 12:45 Lunch – provided

12:45 – 2:00 Workshop Session # 2

2:15 – 3:45 Pastor Josh White sharing and leading prayer, evaluation

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When Presenter Topic Description
1 Mike Williams Praying for our Missionaries – A Lost Art This workshop will explore the decrease in interest in praying and supporting our Missionary’s in the last decade. There are still large numbers of Unengaged Unreached People Groups, those who have not yet heard. Come and explore what we can do to be agents of change through prayer.
1 Renee Boucher Building and Sustaining a Prayer Movement in a City Strategic, united prayer has been at the foundation of every great awakening, revival, missions or church-based justice movement throughout history.  During this time, we will share some of the key components found in previous movements across the globe as well as what has been happening in Portland in recent years.
1 Samuel Hakim Prayer and Mission This workshop will seek to answer the question: Why prayer is needed before, during, and after a mission? That is, what is the relationship between prayer and the great commission?
1 Bill MacLeod The Prayer of Mission ConneXion This workshop will look at how vision, burden, and prayer have shaped Mission ConneXion from our beginning in 2001, up to the present time and looking ahead into the future.
1 Jody Mayhew Our Heart in Prayer This workshop will focus on the condition of our hearts as we draw near to the Lord in prayer and worship.  It will expose some of the ways the enemy has been interrupting our communion with Him and with one another.
1 Mark Jones Building & Maintaining a Personal Prayer Team This workshop will provide the necessary tools needed to build a team of intercessors to provide prayer coverage over your family, vocation, ministry, health and finances.  When your team is in place and praying, you will see and immediate difference in your life.
2 Mitch Lamotte Seven Attitudes for Effective Prayer Prayer is a privilege; it is a time of fellowship and access to God. It is a time of meditation on God’s word and a time of surrender in seeking His will to be done as we serve Him with our lives. In this workshop, we will explore Seven attitudes for an effective Prayer life.
2 James Autry Prayer-walking & The Power of Agreement In this workshop, you will understand more about Prayer, Prayer-walking and the 3 aspects of Faith.  Without all 3 aspects of Faith, our prayers tend to remain shallow, empty and producing little results, but with them working together, our prayers tend to become deep, full of life and bearing much fruit.
2 John and Jody Wilson Why Doesn’t Prayer Work? When we request something of God and do not get it, we may feel that our prayer did not work. We will look at Christ’s perfect yet practical example of prayer. You will be challenged to look at your own consumer driven concepts and practices in prayer. Come to this workshop ready to follow Jesus in prayer!
2 Dennis Fuqua Facilitating Dynamic Prayer Meetings What makes a prayer time dynamic rather than static?  How can we help people feel like they make significant contribution to our time of prayer?  This workshop will unpack simple yet significant steps to build a powerful prayer meeting.  Dynamic prayer times are not a mystery.  You can do this!
2 Cal and Julie Tadama The Healing Prayer Model We are to be transformed by the renewing of our mind. This workshop will introduce and follow a model of prayer that identifies places we need to change and invites God to reveal His truth to set us free.
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Josh White, Pastor of Vision & Teaching at Door of Hope. Josh is the founding pastor of Door of Hope Church and Deeper Well Records in Portland, OR. As a song writer and recording artist for Tooth and Nail and Deeper Well, Josh has released 8 albums over the last 15 years as well as writing for other artists, such as Liz Vice. When not making music or running the church, Josh loves to spend his time reading and hanging out with his wife, Darcy and 2 children, Henry and Hattie.

Rick Elzinga was the Teaching Pastor of Southwest Hills Baptist Church in Beaverton for 34 years. During that time he focused on leading the church and his family through prayer, and he continues that ministry. Rick has 4 grown children, who are godly leaders, and 9 grandchildren.

Join us and tell others! 
And remember, lunch is provided.

At the Mission ConneXion, the Prayer Workshop Track is one of the most attended sessions. The overwhelming interest in this track has quickened our hearts to expand the overall Mission ConneXion vision of continued training throughout the year by offering this event.