prayer gatherings

At Maranatha, we want something more than to simply have a prayer ministry. Our desire is to cultivate a Scripture-fed, Spirit-led, worship-based prayer culture. In other words, since Jesus Himself said that He wanted His house to be “a house of prayer for all nations” (Mark 11:17), we don’t want prayer to be something we do. We want prayer to be who we are. And while we’re not there yet, we’re headed that direction through a variety of prayer gatherings and prayer initiatives that you are invited to participate in.

One is our monthly Fresh Encounter Prayer Gathering which happens the first Tuesday night of every month at 7:00pm in the Commons Prayer Room where we spend an hour or so in worship, Scripture reading, and seeking the Lord's face together in prayer. 

Another is our weekly Noon hour Prayer Gathering, which is every Wednesday in the Maranatha Commons Prayer room from 12:00-12:45 pm. Similar to Fresh Encounter, this is an informal time spent with open Bibles and open hearts before the Lord. 

Pastors Aaron & Greg are also members of The 6:4 Fellowship (, a ministry that assists churches in operating on the Acts 6:4 commitments of prayer and the ministry of God’s Word. Maranatha is also a 6:4 Fellowship Regional Resource Church, meaning that if your church is looking for ways to develop a deeper prayer culture, we can help!


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Super Sunday Prayer Guide


Not many people our age want to give up a free night to come pray.  Fresh Encounter has been a safe place to not only encounter God and seek His face but also learn to pray.  We leave refreshed and with the knowledge that we did not solely seek God's hand but spent precious time with Him.

Missy Drzycimski

“Fresh Encounter is a special time to join with our sisters and brothers in Christ in corporate prayer, in worshipful prayer, in transparent prayer.  It is a time of drawing near to God.  Psalm 145:18 says, "The Lord is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth."  And we sing (which is like praying twice.)  I love Fresh Encounter!” 

Helen Hunter