We are a Presence based church. Worship at Bright Intercessory Prayer is no in-and-out affair, but lasts as long as it takes to break into the real presence of God. It’s not a formula, it’s not a program and it’s not a performance, but rather a Spirit-led small group commitment. We enjoy all music as long as the Holy Spirit enjoys it also… How do you know Holy Spirit enjoys the music? He moves with the sound… the flow.
GOD FREE TO MOVE
Jesus is “out of the box”. Leadership must sometimes simply flow with the direction His Spirit has taken. His Glory is what we seek… His Face. People weep, laugh, kneel and sometimes fall or shake under the touch of the Holy Spirit’s hand. There is no hype. We seek only the genuine Presence of God. This generation hungers and needs genuine encounters with the power and love of God. Words without His Presence will not do.
We value all the gifts of the Spirit. These are God’s enabling power tools for delivering the Father’s love and making it effective. Our focus, however, is not on spiritual gifts or supernatural experiences, but on intimacy with Jesus from whom those gifts flow. They’re His, not ours, given for the benefit of others. Pray in your most Holy Faith.
ATMOSPHERE OF HONOR
Honor all men and women as it is written is our motto…. We seek to treat everyone who comes to us with honor, respect and dignity, no matter their condition, past or present sins and failures, station in life or appearance. Relational love stands at the heart of the kingdom of God. Love activates Faith and prayer activates the whole armor of God.
ATMOSPHERE OF HEALING
We seek to create an atmosphere of such love and acceptance fed by the Presence of God that lives are restored and changed just by being part of it. We also work diligently at a variety of ministries for healing hearts, emotions and live, physical bodies and our spirits as well.
We want to see the Spirit of God released in power on this earth and in our midst. We long to see hearts awakened to His touch and the culture of the world around us impacted by the Spirit of God poured out through us. We want to see people brought to Jesus and saved by the move of His Spirit.
Jesus First, but we also seek to put the needs of people before all else. The church is made up of the people rather than the people serving an institution.
Jesus is the Only Good Shepherd and we do our best allowing Him to work through us as pastors and ministers. Identity is critical Today… we are sons and daughters of the Most High King.
We pastor rather than govern. We reject domination and control in any form. We pastor problems, we don’t control behavior. For where the Spirit of the Lord is… there is liberty, but also divine Order.
YOUNG AND OLD
We value the young and the old together, believing that church can never reach its full glory unless the generations stand united. Malachi 4:5-6, the hearts of the fathers restored to the children and the children to the fathers.