At CBC, we believe that prayer is an essential part of our lives as individuals and as a church. Prayer is the means by which we experience and express intimacy with God. It is also the means by which we derive power for life and ministry.
In 19th century England, Charles Spurgeon (known as "the prince of preachers") referred to the prayer gatherings of his church as the "boiler room." In Spurgeon’s time, steam was the power source of the day. Boiler rooms provided power for everything from vast machines in factories to household heating systems. In the same way, Spurgeon saw the prayers of his people as the spiritual power behind his preaching and ministry: “Brethren, we shall never see much change for the better in our churches in general till the prayer meeting occupies a higher place in the esteem of Christians.”
Each Sunday at CBC, there will be an opportunity for you to gather with others in our congregation to pray for God's Spirit to be poured out on every aspect of our Sunday morning ministries. You may participate at 9:15am or 11:00am in the CBC gym as frequently as you like. An elder or other leader will be available during each service to direct the prayer time using a guide that will be provided for each participant. If you have questions, please contact Pastor Jon Eric Woodward and put "Boiler Room" in the subject line.
2 Chronicles 7:14 "...if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land."