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Transformation Prayer Gathering

Oakland Transformation Prayer

Join us Monday October 5th from 7-9 PM

Sponsored by Transform Our World & the Bay Area Transformation Alliance

With Special Guests:

  • Lisa Gauthier, Mayor of East Palo Alto
  • Michael Brown, President and Founder of Michael’s Transportation service
  • Elmer Rodriguez, Senior Pastor, Ministerio International Maranatha
  • Worship led by Alfreda Lyons-Campbell
Now is God’s time for the Bay Area and our nation! Come be part of the launch of Transformation Oakland and help change the spiritual climate and adopting each of 1921 streets in Oakland in daily prayer!  This movement in Oakland is being modeled after the Transformation Vallejo model of which ALWC is a partner.
Hope to see you there.

Location:

  • East Oakland Faith Deliverance Center
  • 7425 International Blvd. Oakland, CA 94621
  • Bishop Raymond E. Mack – Pastor


Prayer Declarations and Resources

PRAY FIRST

ALWC Guiding Principle #4, “Prayer is the highest privilege and the greatest weapon in the life of the believer”.  Becaus3e of the truth of this principle, we want to dedicate ourselves to understanding and growing in the power of prayer.  We define prayer as: talking to God, listening to God, and moving with God.  Prayer is a dialogue and graceful interaction between the believer and God, and as such there is a unique and specific language that fuels this conversation.

It is the language of Faith.
In Hebrews 11:6, we are told that without faith, it is impossible to please God.  When the disciples were fearful for their lives in the storm, Jesus asked them “where is your faith”.   Faith is essential to our conversation with God. Romans 10:17, tells us that faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. Hearing the Word increases our faith, which is powerful because Romans 12:3 tells us that each person has been given a measure of faith, and no matter what measure of faith you begin with, you can increase by giving heed to the Word.
Praying the Word not only increases our faith, but it brings to pass the will of God.  As we pray “thy Kingdom come”  from the Lord’s Prayer, we can use our authority in prayer to bring to pass the will of God by declaring the Word of God. When we pray the Word, all heaven gets behind our prayers.  Psalm 103:20 tells us that even the angles harken to the voice of the Word.
Keeping the Word as the focus point of our prayers increases our faith, brings to pass the will God, and gets heaven involved in bringing forth answers on our behalf of our words.

14 Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.  1 John 5:14-15  NKJV

We invite you to visit the ALWC Prayer Network page.  The prayer declarations and resources on that page are to help you enhance your prayer life and to be on one accord with the ALWC Prayer Network as we pray the Will of God.


Becoming a House of Prayer

ALWC Guiding Principle #4, Prayer is the highest privilege / weapon in the life of the believer. In our new series, Becoming a House of Prayer, we have been exploring the Word of God to receive His revelation of the role of prayer in our lives. Most people will agree that prayer is a critical ingredient to every person’s spiritual life, but rarely do we encounter people that feel that they really have a strong grasp of what it really means to pray.

Throughout the Bible, prayer is revealed as the key to God’s intervention into the lives of people, and the gateway to supernatural change.

Prayer is not…..

Prayer is not getting God’s attention or trying to get God to do something. Why would we need to get the attention of a God who reveals Himself to us as Jehovah Shamma (the Lord who is there: Ezekiel 48:35)? In Hebrews 4:12-16, we are told that the Word of God (Jesus), is alive and active and that all things are visible to Him. It tells us that He is a high priest to us that can sympathize with our weakness and that we can come boldly before the throne of grace to find help in our time of need. This passage expresses God’s availability to us and willingness to meet our needs as we remain in conversation with Him (prayer).

Prayer is…..

We define prayer as: “talking to, listening to, and moving with God”. Prayer is an ongoing conversation with God as modeled by Jesus. When asked about some of His parables and sayings, Jesus would respond with, “I only speak that which I hear the Father say“. In this Jesus was giving us a glimpse of the invisible conversation between He and the Father as way of living/praying.

We invite you to join us in this teaching on prayer and invite you to post your comments and revelations that God is giving you part of this teaching series on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/abundantlifeworship.net or share your testimony on our website.

To listen to the messages on this series check out our media center https://www.abundantlifeworship.net/media/sermons/

God Bless You.

Pastor Derry



Daniel Fast 2015

We invite you to join us for a 21-day Daniel Fast (March 14 – April 4). We will be concluding our fast at midnight on Saturday, April 4th, the day before our Easter Celebration.

We have a threefold approach to our Daniel Fast: fasting, prayer, and the Word of God. The blending of these three in a focused and sustained manner, will propel us to achieve great things for God. When we add the scriptures to our prayers, we are praying inspired thoughts from the Holy Spirit and are coming into agreement with the Heart of God. In other words, when we activate the scriptures, they become actual vehicles for our prayers. The Word leads us into places of transformation in our lives, families, careers, relationships and spheres of influence.

For this year’s fast, we will continue our Model Church Series, with a focus on the formation of Kingdom Character. We want to be in agreement about God releasing the anointing of the Kingdom on us to fulfill the mission and vision that God has given to us at ALWC.

  • Revelation of the Kingdom of God,
  • The Principles of Kingdom Character
  • Manifestation of Kingdom Character in our lives.

As we release these things we will see God manifest in our lives in a special way, and equip us to impart to the world we are called to reach, the Gospel Truth He teaches us.

Practical details

  • When: It starts on Saturday (March 14) at midnight & ends on Saturday (April 4) at midnight.
  • Who: We invite all that are seeking to move with God in this season, those seeking to manifest the Kingdom of God in their spheres of influence, or those just seeking draw closer to Jesus in worship.
  • Why: To consecrate ourselves and be open to a deepening of our spiritual maturity and anointing, to receive greater understanding of God’s heart and plan for the church, and for the release of grace into our families, our market places, our cities, our nations, and our world.
  • Life Groups: In small groups settings—read and discuss the Kingdom Character Study guide. The fast will last 3 weeks, but the study will last an additional 3 weeks for a total of 6 weeks.  Find a group
  • What: We encourage all to spend more time in prayer and study of the Word
  • How: Fast food according to the Daniel fast, and fast media and entertainment.

The purpose of biblical fasting is to set aside food and time to draw closer to Jesus and to contend for a breakthrough in His kingdom purposes. Fasting is to be first and foremost about pursuing spiritual goals. So during a fast, we give more time to prayer and Bible study.

It is a good idea to reduce your use of the Internet and social media to your necessary work-related purposes, and to only engage in entertainment that is overtly biblical (Devotionals, bible stories, the life of Jesus, etc.).



2015 Daniel Fast

We invite you to join us for a 21-day Daniel Fast (March 14 – April 4). We will be concluding our fast at midnight on Saturday, April 4th, the day before our Easter Celebration.

We have a threefold approach to our Daniel Fast: fasting, prayer, and the Word of God. The blending of these three in a focused and sustained manner, will propel us to achieve great things for God. When we add the scriptures to our prayers, we are praying inspired thoughts from the Holy Spirit and are coming into agreement with the Heart of God. In other words, when we activate the scriptures, they become actual vehicles for our prayers. The Word leads us into places of transformation in our lives, families, careers, relationships and spheres of influence.

For this year’s fast, we will continue our Model Church Series, with a focus on the formation of Kingdom Character. We want to be in agreement about God releasing the anointing of the Kingdom on us to fulfill the mission and vision that God has given to us at ALWC.

  • Revelation of the Kingdom of God,
  • The Principles of Kingdom Character
  • Manifestation of Kingdom Character in our lives.

As we release these things we will see God manifest in our lives in a special way, and equip us to impart to the world we are called to reach, the Gospel Truth He teaches us.

Practical details

  • When: It starts on Saturday (March 14) at midnight & ends on Saturday (April 4) at midnight.
  • Who: We invite all that are seeking to move with God in this season, those seeking to manifest the Kingdom of God in their spheres of influence, or those just seeking draw closer to Jesus in worship.
  • Why: To consecrate ourselves and be open to a deepening of our spiritual maturity and anointing, to receive greater understanding of God’s heart and plan for the church, and for the release of grace into our families, our market places, our cities, our nations, and our world.
  • Life Groups: In small groups settings—read and discuss the Kingdom Character Study guide. The fast will last 3 weeks, but the study will last an additional 3 weeks for a total of 6 weeks.  Find a group
  • What: We encourage all to spend more time in prayer and study of the Word
  • How: Fast food according to the Daniel fast, and fast media and entertainment.

The purpose of biblical fasting is to set aside food and time to draw closer to Jesus and to contend for a breakthrough in His kingdom purposes. Fasting is to be first and foremost about pursuing spiritual goals. So during a fast, we give more time to prayer and Bible study.

It is a good idea to reduce your use of the Internet and social media to your necessary work-related purposes, and to only engage in entertainment that is overtly biblical (Devotionals, bible stories, the life of Jesus, etc.).



Pastor Derry on Pastors’ Forum – KDYA Gospel 1190

On Saturday, January 10, 2015, Pastor Derry was a guest on the KDYA – Gospel 1190 program Pastors’ Forum hosted by Pastor Terrance Nichols (New Hope Church).  The program discussion was on new church plants in the Bay Area, with Pastor James Williams of GracePointe Faith Church in American Canyon, and Pastors HL and Timothy Garnett from New Covenant Church Fellowship in Oakland.
To hear the program click the link below.


ALWC Right Hand of Fellowship, September 14, 2014

ALWC welcomed our September 2014 participants in the Welcome to the Family class, with the Right Hand of Fellowship at our Sunday Worship Service.