WHAT IS THE PRESS?
Have you ever heard a 10 year old preach confidently about the power of prayer and the Spirit of God move as they spoke? Have you ever seen a group of children praying for one another so hard in a service that the church stopped and waited as they cried out for one another? Have you ever seen a bus load of youth and young adults so eager to tell someone about prayer that they give up their Friday night to go minister, but prepare themselves the week before with extra prayer? This is what P.R.E.S.S. is about- youth initiating a change in the atmosphere.
Started in 2012, the P.R.E.S.S. was initially a church youth project by Turning Point Family Worship Center. The youth were challenged to account for a million minutes of prayer in one month. After calculating, they realized they could not get to a million minutes even if they prayed all day, every day so they they began asking people simply, "Will you pray with me?". If the person agreed, they would commit to a number of minutes and the kids would verify the number of minutes prayed each week. Not only did they get to a million minutes, but there was participation from six countries, six states and they had 15,000 fans on facebook.
With the success of the first P.R.E.S.S. Movement activity, the Youth Department wanted to be able to teach others to pray (especially young people) and let them know that God can reach them wherever they might be. To do this, the Board collectively built a curriculum that has wide age range appeal and began allowing the youth to market it locally through radio, tv appearances, exhibits and more. Still the movement has just begun, and the curriculum was completed mid 2015. Since then it has gone from Ohio to Texas to Africa as people learn to P.R.E.S.S. Now we need to know, "Will YOU P.R.E.S.S. with us?"
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