CARNATION, Wash.—The majestic rocky peaks of the Cascade mountain range served as the backdrop to the Baptist Network Northwest Pastors’ Prayer Summit. Twenty-five pastors, both veterans and those brand-new to the ministry, spent Jan. 26–28 at Camp Gilead, worshiping the Lord together and sitting at His feet in extended sessions of prayer. Seven pastors each led a prayer session averaging 90 minutes, focusing on reading through a Scripture passage, identifying its theme, and then launching into prayer.
“Prayer is one of the primary identifying marks of God’s family,” says Tim Baker, event organizer and pastor of Bethany Baptist Church, Salem, Oregon. “It not only identifies who we are as God’s children, but who we are dependent upon.”
This Baptist Network Northwest comprises 83 GARBC churches in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, and has planted nine new churches. This is the sixth annual Prayer Summit the fellowship has offered, giving pastors a unique opportunity for intimate, spiritual fellowship.