Water the Plants (WtP) 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.

Join us in prayer

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).

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 on the phone. In addition, you will receive regular communication prayer reminders as well as a physical prayer reminder of your choice.

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The dial-in number is (317) 829-0020. Enter 4002 followed by the # sign. Enter Participant Password 7729 (PRAY) followed the # sign. We pray Tuesdays at 9:00 am EST and Thursdays at 9:00 pm EST. 

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 or text watertheplants to 97000.

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.

Mark your calendars

Our inaugural prayer-focused virtual event, the Water the Plants Prayer Summit, took place on March 6th, 2021. 

Attendees prayed for restoration, strength, transformation, creativity, rejuvenation, and connections. The gathering included scripture, a live performance, and testimony from various church planters on how prayer has influenced their emerging collectives’ development.

With New Church Ministry Associate Minister and WtP Coordinator, Joi Robinson hosting the event, our first ever Prayer Summit was a unique opportunity not to be missed.

Our second Summit will take place on Saturday, June 5th, 2021 from 1:00 PM EST to 3:00 PM EST.