LAKE CHATUGE COMMUNITY PRAYER FORCE

“Taking Seriously the Call to Pray”

Come and be a part of the

LAKE CHATUGE COMMUNITY PRAYER FORCE

TIMES: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays
9:45-11am or 7:45-9pm

LOCATION: Chatuge Ministry & Event Center
(previously Mountain Home Music Hall)
2532 Highway 76 Hiawassee, GA

IN GOD WE TRUST

Lake Chatuge
Community Prayer Force

We believe that God invites us to pray for our local Lake Chatuge families and communities, our state, our Nation, the state of Israel, and the peace of Jerusalem.

We believe prayer is the clear and obvious path forward.
The Lord tells us He will meet with us when we pray…..Jeremiah 29:12

“Then you will call upon Me and come and PRAY to Me and I will listen to you.”

The LAKE CHATUGE COMMUNITY PRAYER FORCE is open to all who have a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and a desire to join corporately our prayers for the sole purpose of God’s care poured out over our families, our local Lake Chatuge community, America, Israel, and the peace of Jerusalem. Our prayers can go where we cannot. As Brother Andrew founder of Open Doors stated, “God invites us to influence our communities, our nation, our world–literally direct history while we are on our knees.”

About The

LAKE CHATUGE COMMUNITY
PRAYER FORCE

The Lake Chatuge Community Prayer Force (CCPF) is an outreach of Christian Financial Ministries (CFM)–a 30+ year-old, Bible-based, financial teaching, training, coaching, and mentoring IRS approved 501-c-3 non-profit ministry. The CFM Headquarters and mailing address is 318 Chatuge Shores Overlook, Hayesville, NC 28904. We serve from the Chatuge Ministry & Event Center, 2532 Highway 76 West, Hiawassee, Georgia.

The CCPF is a prayerful local community of believers interceding for our families, our community, our state, our Nation, and for the peace of Jerusalem. We want to foster a community of intercessors who reflect our values: Prayerful, Truthful, Generous, Hopeful, and Relational.

Why the Lake Chatuge Community Prayer Force?

The average Christian does not have the contacts, time, or energy to keep informed about most issues on local, state, and national levels. More and more, some of these issues appear to deny our freedoms. Others undermine the basic moral fiber of our country. With each emerging concern, we need to seek God’s intervention and guidance.

According to national studies, 83% to 90% of Christians pray at least weekly. It is estimated that fewer than 10% of those who pray regularly intercede for our local communities, state, and nation, and very few regularly if ever pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

God’s Word instructs us to pray regularly for those who serve our communities, our state, and our nation.

  • For example, here is what God told His people in exile in Babylon in Jeremiah 29:4-7: Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare. Although we as Christians are not in exile here in America and the Lake Chatuge area as were the people of God in Babylonwe are not in exile but we are strangers in a foreign land. How so? We know from the Bible that our ultimate citizenship is in heaven. Nevertheless, this fundamental truth exists: If we as God’s people prayerfully seek what is best for our community, our state, and our Nation, then our community, our state, and our Nation will be blessed.
  • In I Timothy 2:1-4 we find this: I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth. As you know, this verse is often quoted as a call to prayer and revival for American Christians, suggesting that if we pray, repent, and humble ourselves, God will turn our communities and our country around and make it “one nation under God” again.
  • You can see that we are to pray for our community, our state, and our nation, PLUS we have this from Psalm 122:6: Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: May those who love you be secure.

The CCPF informs, connects, and mobilizes local intercessors to pray for our community, our state, our nation, and the peace of Jerusalem. We desire to reach Christians in our churches and communities with information and tools to help unite them in effective prayer.

Our Goals

  • To inform praying Lake Chatuge-area Christians about local, state, and national prayer concerns
  • To connect Lake Chatuge-area Christians moved to intercessory prayer with like-minded intercessors
  • To grow and mobilize the number of Lake Chatuge-area Christians to regularly intercede on local, state, and national issues, as well as for Israel and the Peace of Jerusalem.
  • To connect with and learn from other like-minded groups across the country. We are a new Intercessors for America Prayer Group.

How We Will Accomplish Our Goals

To inform, connect, and mobilize Lake Chatuge-area intercessors, the CCPF hosts bi-monthly CCPF Meetings.

  • When: First and third Tuesday mornings from 9:45-11:00, and evenings from 7:45-9:00.
  • Where: Chatuge Ministry and Event Center, 2532 Highway 76 West, Hiawassee, Georgia.
  • Who: Up to 50 prayer partners or individuals
  • Agenda: 15 minutes to receive education, instruction, and materials followed by 60 minutes of independent, targeted prayer by each prayer partner teams and individuals. Each time we meet we will have a unique prayer focus. For example, one week we will pray specifically for our churches and church staffs, another week for our business operators and managers, elected officials, schools, first responders, etc. Each prayer team and individual will prepare a CCPF post card to send to the person/organization prayed for. The CCPF Leadership Team will collect, record, and mail the post cards.

These Scriptures undergirded the prayer mobilization of the CCPF:

  • Matthew 6:6-18 – the pattern of Kingdom prayer and fasting taught by Jesus of Nazareth
  • Mark 11:17 – the Church as a house of prayer for all nations
  • 1 Timothy 2:1-4 – apostolic mandate to pray for all, and for all in authority, so that there might be good government, peace, a godly society and a release of the gospel
  • 2 Chronicles 7:14 – God’s call for His people to repent, pray, and turn from their wicked ways, with the promise of healing for their land
  • Ezekiel 22:29-31 – God is looking for even one leader or person who will “stand in the gap” and help avert judgment
  • 2 Corinthians 10:3-4 – the weapons of warfare are not carnal, but spiritually powerful to the destruction of demonic strongholds
  • Matthew 16:18, 24:14 – the gates of hell will not prevail against the Church as it proclaims the gospel of the Kingdom to the ends of the earth.

What We Believe

Nicene Creed

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Our Vision Statement

To see God’s purposes for our local community, state, nation, and Israel fulfilled through sustained prayer and Spirit-led obedience.

CONCERNING THE PICTURE OF THE FUTURE, WE BELIEVE:

  • God creates nations and tears them down. (Dan. 2:21)
  • God’s heart for nations is to bless them. (Ps. 33:12)
  • God holds nations accountable for their collective actions. (Mic. 5:15)
  • Leaders of nations are subject to God’s will. (Prov. 21:1)
  • Solutions to nations’ problems are spiritual, and rest in the hands of the Church beginning with prayer and an utter dependence upon God’s power. (2 Chron. 7:14)
  • God gives us the authority to affect the course of nations. (Acts 17:26)
  • We must pray for God-fearing leaders (Exod. 18) and that godly government is the result of an effective Church. (1 Tim 2:1-3)
  • The mandate of the Lord’s Prayer, “. . . your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven . . .,” is the purpose of God for the government. (Matt. 6:10)
  • We can expect results from prayers. (1 John 5:14)
  • Fasting takes our prayers to another level. (Matt. 6:16-18)
  • The highest form of government is a constitutional republic led by God-fearing leaders placed in power by a moral society led by an effective Church.
  • We are expendable, only existing to encourage the Church while understanding that someday our organization will no longer be needed. (Mark 11:17)

Our Mission Statement

Inform, connect, and mobilize a growing community of Lake Chatuge-area Christians to pray for our local communities, state, nation, and the state of Israel, and for the peace of Jerusalem.

IN ORDER TO ACCOMPLISH THE VISION, WE BELIEVE:

  • God specifically calls some to a ministry that focuses on prayer for the nation, while requiring all at some level to pray for leaders.
  • Effective intercession requires a prophetic perspective, hearing the voice of the Lord through the leading of the Holy Spirit, coupled with vetted, strategic information, never presented in a sensational manner.
  • There is an enemy of our souls and our nation that orchestrates a coordinated battle plan that is discernable and beatable with spiritual weapons. (2 Cor. 10:3-6)
  • Passion and boldness for prayer is stoked by collective times of prayer, praying as if the course and destiny of America hangs in the balance.
  • We constantly need to seek God’s perspective and interests: what is good, what is bad, and what He cares about most.
  • The Body of Christ has many expressions, we desire to fellowship with all who hold to orthodox, scriptural Christianity. (Rom. 12:18)
  • In the midst of building community, God is looking for those who will stand in the gap and intercede on behalf of our land. (Ezekiel 22:30)

OUR CORE VALUES:

Prayerful, Truthful, Generous, Hopeful, and Relational

WE WILL BE KNOWN AS:

Prayerful
  • Spread the passion that God releases His power through prayer
  • Believe in the power and importance of prayer that is Spirit-inspired and based on Scripture
  • Be watchful and discerning in prayer with a sense of urgency and desperation
  • Be a team who prays in faith
Truthful
  • Provide spiritual truth to the world
  • Vet carefully and produce with excellence all our resources
  • Express integrity and effective stewardship in all we do
Generous
  • Have a humble spirit in our interactions with others without promoting ourselves
  • Share our resources with whomever requests them
  • Rejoice in being servants with an outward focus in support of the local church
Hopeful
  • Convey the great hope that Jesus freely offers
  • Champion God’s perspective and His desires for our nation
  • Encourage others through prophetic perspective and strategic insight
  • Build faith with all with whom we come in contact
Relational
  • Build community among Chatuge-area intercessors to foster more intercession
  • Create an environment among Chatuge-area intercessors that inspires and encourages them
  • Value healthy relationships as foundational to our ministry

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