Apprenticeship Prayer Partners 

Following Jesus was never intended to be a solo pursuit and the apprenticeship journey with Him is too adventurous, challenging and unpredictable to do alone.  We need others to walk with...

What is an Apprenticeship Prayer Partner? 

It is one or two people who are intentionally doing life together with you, with a priority around daily apprenticeship to Jesus. Though friendship is likely to develop along the way, the first priority is actually to help each other walk more closely with Jesus. Weekly encouragement, accountability, timely spiritual practices and prayer are all normal aspects of this kind of relationship.

How Do I Find One? 

We find that the best way to find one is often to review your current relationships and ask Jesus who you might invite to join you.  

Many people find it best to approach someone they already have an existing relationship with (because of already established trust) but as the same time, there are many people who start Apprenticeship Partner relationships with people they don’t know that well.

If you’re not sure who to ask, one of the best ways to meet people with whom you can begin Apprenticeship Prayer Partner relationships with is by connecting with others through serving in a ministry area, or participating in a small group or C3 group.
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What Do We Do When We Get Together? 

While there are no formal ‘rules’ for what a group might do, there are 3 key elements that we recommend practicing in every Apprenticeship Prayer Partner relationship.

1. REFLECT on the Bible over the past week and focus on real-time application. James 1:22 (NLT) says: But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.
Don’t get sidetracked by debate and theory - wrestle with the implications in your day to day life!
2. SHARE ABOUT YOUR WEEK and how you made out in some areas of spiritual growth you are working on.
Great questions to start with could be: 
  • “Where this past week did you sense the prompting of Jesus and did you obey? 
  • “Where did you see Jesus at work in your life this past week?”
3. PRAY FOR AND LISTEN IN PRAYER for each other. 
Having someone pray for you and listen in prayer for you are some of the greatest gifts we can both give and receive. Every time you get together, create adequate space for prayer. 
Check out the Field Guide for more ideas!