Hi friends---


My reason for launching this discussion thread is to perhaps secure your help with the research for my dissertation in the arena of corporate prayer.  I am a Doctor of Ministry student at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky as well as Lead Pastor at the Lakeside Community Church of the Nazarene in Hastings, Nebraska.


My study centers around identifying churches that are effective at mobilizing their laity in the arena of corporate prayer.  I hope to conduct interviews with either the pastor or the prayer coordinator of these churches.  From these interviews, I am seeking to identify threads of commonality in terms of beliefs and values that run through these churches and set them apart.  I hope the findings will prove helpful in discovering some essential factors that contribute to the successful implementation of corporate prayer in the local church context.


Would you be so kind as to pass along the names and contact information of congregations that I could contact to see if they’d be willing to consent to an interview and assist with my research?  Please know I will treat them with the utmost respect and protect their privacy.  No church or individual will be identified other than by a number I assign them for the purpose of data collection and analysis.


I am hoping to gain a sampling of churches that represent a number of denominational affiliations, sizes, and are located in various regions of the country.  Your assistance will be incredibly helpful.


If you could reply back to this post with any relevant information that you think would be helpful, that would be great.   Or feel free to reach me by e-mail at johnwhitsett58@gmail.com.


Thank you so much,

John Whitsett

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