24 Apr 2015

7:00 pm-5:00 pm

Located at: American Lutheran Church

Join the Prayer Team of American Lutheran Church for POWER IN PRAYER: “Going Deeper in Prayer and Intimacy with God,” a five-session conference officiated by Pastor Bjørn Pedersen of Prayer Watch International.  For RSVPs or more information: (928) 445-4348.

Friday, April 24
Session 1: 7:00 to 9:00 PM (Sign-in 6:30 PM)

Saturday, April 25
Sessions 2 and 3: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Sign-in 8:30 AM)
Lunch: 12:00 to 12:45 PM (Cost: $5.00)
Sessions 4 and 5: 12:45 to 4:00 PM (Sign-in 12:15 PM)
Service of Healing and Wholeness: 4:00-5:00 PM

While working as the President of United Federal Savings and Loan Association in Alexandria, Minnesota in the early 1970’s, Pastor Bjørn served several churches as interim pastor. Sensing God’s call to full-time Christian church ministry, he accepted the position of Administrative Pastor at Community Church of Joy, Glendale, Arizona, in 1987. Two years later, in November of 1989, God called Bjørn to full-time prayer ministry at Joy. At that time, he was the only ordained Lutheran Pastor of Prayer. The Prayer Ministry at Community Church of Joy grew significantly from humble beginnings in the fall of 1989 to a worldwide prayer ministry. It included such prayer opportunities as prayer chains, prayer small groups, corporate prayer meetings, intercessory ministries, prayer teams, a prayer care ministry, prayer vigils, prayer retreats, prayer seminars, and conferences. Perhaps Joy’s Prayer Ministry was best known for the College of Prayer offering Bachelor, Master and Doctorate Certificates of Prayer to hundreds of prayer students from many churches, domestically and internationally.

On August 15, 1997, Bjørn resigned his position as Pastor of Prayer at Community Church of Joy, sensing God’s call to full-time involvement with Prayer Watch International (PWI). He had been developing Prayer Watch for nearly two years before making the change from Joy. Prayer Watch was founded by Bjørn, and he is the daily leader of this inter-denominational and international mission organization, taking ten years of Prayer Ministry experiences from Joy to the body of Christ worldwide.  The mission of PWI is to pray, share God’s plan and vision of prayer, encourage Christians to pray intentionally, develop and distribute prayer resources, and to provide prayer growth and restoration opportunities, inspired and empowered by the Holy Spirit.

Bjørn is married to Phyllis, and they have three adult and married children: David (Leadville, CO), Anne Marie (Flagstaff, AZ), and Elisabeth “Lisa” (Phoenix, AZ). They enjoy the company of four grandchildren. Bjørn and Phyllis make their home in Flagstaff, AZ.

Event Category:
Cost: Free Conference - Lunch on Saturday is $5
Organization: American Lutheran Church

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