commitment to the work of renewal flows directly from our vision
statement, which in part reads: "To be a community of believers
through which Jesus Christ reveals Himself...by reviving His
Church." Our partnership in the following ministries is
an expression of our desire to see genuine biblical reformation
and revival throughout the Body of Christ.
is essential to the life and ministry of Maple Ridge Community
Church. The vitality and effectiveness of our service to the Lord
is dependant on an active and growing life of prayer - both in
our personal lives and in the corporate life of our church. Prayer
is agreeing with and asking for the purposes and plans of our
heavenly Father to be accomplished on earth as it is in heaven.
Our prayer is dependant on God's initiative to reveal His will
through His Word and by His Spirit to the hearts of His children.
And this He is pleased to do! As
followers of Jesus Christ we believe that all ministry is to be
an outflow of the Spirit of Christ within us. That is why prayer
is so foundational to the Christian life. It enables us to cultivate
and deepen our relationship with God. Jesus modeled this for us
through His own prayer life during His earthly ministry.
yourselves to prayer,
keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving
Current prayer ministry opportunities at Maple Ridge:
Sunday evening of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Auditorium. This
is an interactive time of worship, prayer, testimonies, and ministry.
During this time our Junior and Senior High Youth Groups give
leadership to various service projects throughout the community.
1st through 5th graders participate on these service project teams.
Nursery is provided for infants through preschoolers.
Sunday Morning Prayer
For people who desire to specifically intercede for the Sunday
morning service at 10:00 a.m. in the Prayer Center. A prayer log
is kept of significant insights or direction the Lord may give
for the church during the service.
This group meets for the specific purpose of interceding for the
Greater Lafayette Community and Purdue University. Frequent "prayer
walks" -- praying on site with insight -- is an intricate part
of this group's prayer ministry. Contact the church
office for current times and meeting locations.
A prayer journey is a trip made by a group of believers to a distant
location for the purpose of interceding for the work of God in
that area. Team members spend extended time "prayer walking",
asking God to bring His Kingdom to that location. Our first prayer
journey was to the country of Spain.
Mission Prayer Meetings
A congregational prayer meeting is held in support of global missions
the second Sunday of each month. Hosted in a church member's home
from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., the meeting includes a carry-in-meal,
worship and prayer. Each month focuses upon a different aspect
of global missions including Christian and Missionary Alliance
(C&MA) missionary work, short-term mission projects, specific
missionary families, persecuted Christians, and international
students. Contact the church office
for times and location.
The Lord's Watch
24-prayer vigil for world-wide mission is held every fall. During
this time individuals, families, and small groups meet in our
Prayer Center for one-hour time blocks of prayer for specific
regions of the world. Through the 24-hour time period the entire
world is covered in strategic prayer for global mission.
Flame Gathering is
a gathering of Alliance men and women with a longing for
more of God for themselves and for the Christian & Missionary
vision of the Tippecanoe Evangelical Association of Ministers
is to see God glorified throughout Greater Lafayette through
our working and praying toward
- Every Evangelical
church and ministry being healthy, vital and growing.
- Every born-again
Christian growing into a fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ.
- Every Evangelical
church and ministry being united in love and endeavoring to
coordinate wherever possible our ministries to fulfill the Great
Commission in our community.
- The day that God
in His sovereign grace may revive His people and awaken the
lost in our community to their need of Christ.
Go to the TEAMM
website to find out more information or to join.
Greater Lafayette Prayer Watch is about networking
Christians throughout the Greater Lafayette area to intercede
for the spiritual welfare of our churches and community. It
is motivated by a desire to see the manifest presence of God
fill our churches and city and for the Kingdom of Christ to
become the focus of attention in our community.
Go to the GLPW
website to find out more information or to join.
National Days of Prayer have been observed in this country since
the nation's beginning. The first Day of Prayer on record was
actually observed prior to the nation's first birthday, in 1775.
The National Day of Prayer was established by Congress in 1952
and signed by President Truman as an annual observance. In 1988,
the National Day of Prayer was set aside by the House, Senate
and President Reagan as the first Thursday of every May. This
day of prayer is for everyone; persons of all faiths, ethnicity
and political affiliations can unite in prayer for our shared
country, communities, families and futures. Maple Ridge Community
Church, along with other local evangelical churches, publicly
unite together in a Christian observance of this National Day
If you would like more
information about the National Day of Prayer Task Force, you can
contact them at www.nationaldayof
prayer.org or email them at NDPTF@aol.com.
The National Revival
Network (NRN) is a consortium of like-minded leaders whose heart
and burden is to see God send a nationwide revival to the church
of North America. This consensus is based on the urgent spiritual
need in our land, and our growing conviction that our only hope
is for God to once again move in a supernatural way to bring us
back to our knees in repentance and renewal. We urge all churches
and individuals to seek God through prayer and fasting, persistently
asking our Father for revival in His church and spiritual awakening
in our nation, so that Christ's Great Commission might be fulfilled
worldwide in our generation.
An Urgent Appeal
was drafted with input from nearly 100 national Christian leaders.
It is our vision to see God raise up a host of believers who will
not only explore but embrace the message of this appeal, and continually
beseech God until He sends the revival we desperately need.
To glorify God through the prayerful and sensitive collaboration
of efforts among those passionate for revival, and to promote
biblical education, motivation, and mobilization of believers
for personal, corporate, national, and worldwide revival.
Urgent Appeal is authored by a collaborative effort of
the NRN Executive Leadership Team. For more information on the
NRN and An Urgent Appeal, feel free to contact