Maple Ridge Community Church

Our 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 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.

  • Maple Ridge Prayer Ministry
  • Rekindle the Flame Gatherings
  • Tippecanoe Evangelical Association of Ministers and Ministries (T.E.A.M.M.)
  • Greater Lafayette Prayer Watch (G.L.P.W.)
  • National Day of Prayer
  • National Revival Network

Prayer 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.

Devote yourselves to prayer,
keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving…
Colossians 4:2

Current prayer ministry opportunities at Maple Ridge:

Congregational Prayer Night
The first 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 Room
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.

Community Prayer
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.

Prayer Journeys
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
An annual 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.

Rekindle the Flame Gathering

The Rekindle the Flame Gathering is
a gathering of Alliance men and women with a longing for more of God for themselves and for the Christian & Missionary Alliance.

The vision of the Tippecanoe Evangelical Association of Ministers and Ministries
or T.E.A.M.M. 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.

The 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 of Prayer.

If you would like more information about the National Day of Prayer Task Force, you can contact them at www.nationaldayof or email them at

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.

Our Mission: 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.

An 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 us.