At the International House of Prayer in Kansas City, MO full time staff are referred to as “intercessory missionaries.” They raise their own support to work as full-time missionaries who reach out to others from a lifestyle of prayer and worship. Today, about 2,000 believers (staff, students, and interns) serve full-time, investing fifty hours per week, as they go from the prayer room to the classroom and then to ministry outreaches and works of service. Also, as those who are committed to the forerunner message, we are preparing ourselves to prepare others for the unique dynamics of the generation in which the Lord returns. For more info on IHOP click here
As full time intercessory missionaries we are committed to spending 24 hours a week in the IHOP prayer room where we cry out to God for the release of justice on the earth (Luke 18:1-8), the strengthening of the Church and effectiveness and furthering of the gospel. However, our missionary work does not end there. We are committed to intercession as a means to be a catalytic force to bring about impact as we interact with the world around us.
Our missionary work can span across the expression of many ways. For me my primary focus and use of my hours as a missionary are spent working with the AAFA. This department was established in 2007 in response to the prophetic word and activity of the Lord in the black community. I spend 24+ hours a week in leadership development, meetings, teaching, and outreach and the other 24 in focused prayer for family, friends and the purposes of God for this generation and the nations of the earth.