Everything we do falls under our three core methods: Prayer, Encouragement, and Cooperative Effort. Here are what we consider the core programs for what we do.
The Greater Lafayette Prayer Watch (GLPW) is a ministry of GLGA devoted to networking Christians throughout Greater Lafayette to intercede for the spiritual welfare of our churches and community. GLGA hosts regular prayer meetings and serves as a source of relevant information for those who desire to pray strategically and effectively. As a ministry of GLGA, it is accountable to, and given guidance by local pastors and ministry leaders who have a unique understanding of the spiritual needs and issues of our community that the church needs to address.
Leadership Prayer Retreats are periodic events hosted by GLGA to call church and ministry leaders together for moments of focused prayer.
For Mutual Encouragement
GLGA Monthly Leadership Gatherings happen the first Wednesday of each month to provide moments of networking, prayer, worship, fellowship and encouragement for pastors and ministry leaders. These 90 minute gatherings often include moments for sharing prayer needs, for receiving devotional inspiration. The monthly leadership gatherings form the backbone of everything GLGA does and are considered the highest priority for GLGA members.
GLGA Third Wednesdays are an additional hour of prayer for ministry leaders to gather together. It operates similarly to our Monthly Leadership Gatherings but is 30 minutes shorter.
From time to time,GLGA may also host educational opportunities like our Prayer Training Day in 2010, or provide organizational support for pastor accountability and support groups, but the Monthly Leadership Gathering is the core way we work for mutual encouragement.
For Cooperative Effort
The National Day of Prayer is a natural outflow of all GLGA represents. Working together, GLGA ministries provide prayer-focused events throughout the day and throughout Greater Lafayette to pray for our leaders and to inspire the people of our community to return to the Lord in prayer.
In conjunction with the National Day of Prayer and at other times, GLGA ministries cooperate to create Community-wide Worship Events to lift the name of Jesus over our community (John 12:32).
In response to significant issues affecting our community, GLGA ministries will at times unite to craft Position Statements to lay out the biblical teaching regarding an issue and to adopt a united response.
Finally, GLGA as an organization acts as a liaison between the ministries of Greater Lafayette and the many other social agencies serving our community (i.e. State and local governments, Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, etc.) sometimes forming strategic partnerships, sometimes serving on specific projects, and sometimes simply sharing information regarding community issues.