This year Di and myself (Mal) and most of our prayer ministry staff have completed the Foundation and Intermediate levels of the Australian Prayer Network Watchman School of Intercession.
We can all recommend most highly this training in intercession. The main presenter is Brian Pickering, head of the APN for the last 30 years, with other gifted people assisting. The teaching is excellent, the fellowship good, and the networking valuable. Di, I and some of our staff and friends did the weekend Foundation Level School at New Gisborne, and had a great time. Others had done it at Essendon last year. We then did the live-in Intermediate Level School at Phillip Island, which was a wonderful experience.
Di and I have had a lot of experience as intercessors, having been founding members of Intercessors for Melbourne in the early 1990s. We have trained many other intercessors, but even so doing this course was well worth our while. Brian and the members of the APN have had a great deal of experience, not just in intercession, but in the effective administration of it to achieve the desired goals. They have made mistakes and had successes over the years, and all are used to refine the work and teaching.
The course is structured so that all sessions and levels must be covered in order. So, one must complete the Foundation level before proceeding to the Intermediate level, and then the Advanced level. Over 5000 people all over Australia have completed the Foundation level so far, and courses are in great demand.
At Beth Tephillah, with the permission of the APN, we are currently running the Foundation level course from DVDs of Brian’s teaching, and will be running it again next year. This will enable more of our staff and friends to enroll in the next Intermediate level school in June 2017 in Geelong. We are already planning to join in the Advanced school scheduled for August 2017.
If any others wish to begin this course by doing the Foundation level there is one available in Corio 25th/26th November 2016, and another at Lakes Entrance, 3rd/4th February 2017. For registration get the details from the APN website above.
APN do not charge anything for the course or for accommodation and meals. Your school will have been payed for by those doing previous schools. At each school they do take up a love offering towards the cost of the next school after yours.
If you are called to be an intercessor, and whether you are new or experienced, we do urge you to take this opportunity.
Mal and Di