Water the Plants is a church-wide initiative that brings together 1000 intercessors to pray for the leaders and congregations of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) New Church Movement.

The challenges of starting a church are unique. Prayer is a vital component in congregation and community development. This program gathers a team of dedicated supporters of new worship expressions to prioritize the spiritual discipline of prayer. Based on 1 Corinthians 3:6, “I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow,” we will take a proactive approach to “watering” DOC church “plants” with prayer (Living Water).

The team gathers for regular calls and provides the Body of Christ with a calendar to serve as a guide for collective prayer. If you are interested in participating, we ask that you commit to praying for the ministries and leaders of the New Church Movement. You will receive a Prayer Calendar that will guide daily and weekly prayers during your own personal prayer times as well as during our Group Prayer times led by a New Church Ministry Prayer Leader. In addition, you will receive regular communication prayer reminders as well as a physical prayer reminder of your choice.

September Water the Plants calendar
You can download a PDF of the calendar here.

As part of their Covenant Agreement, intercessors are expected to:

  • embrace a lifestyle of prayer
  • regularly join a Water the Plants Prayer Group by phone for an 11-minute prayer led by a Prayer Leader
  • receive regular communication regarding additional prayer topics by email, text and/or social media
  • provide your mailing address to receive Prayerphenalia – one item of your choice that will remind you to pray (keychain or wristband).

To get started, please read and complete this form to confirm your interest.

Thank you for your willingness and commitment to pray for the New Church Movement! If you have any questions, please contact us at pray@newchurchministry.org.

To submit a prayer request, please fill out the form below.