I have attended many Christian conferences over the years. My favorite part about being at a conference is seeing the miraculous ways God moves among the people. There truly is nothing like worshiping together with thousands of other believers. These events have helped me to feel connected to the body of Christ and be unified with my fellow brother and sisters in Christ.
Christian prayer conferences are an opportunity for you to be encouraged as you pray alongside many fellow believers. Here are 4 conferences to consider attending.
PrayerFEST is an annual prayer conference in Alabama during the summertime. Thousands of people have attended their events. They are passionate about seeing revival through prayer.
What is the event like? On their website, they state, “In an atmosphere of passionate worship, fervent praying, and powerful preaching, unique expressions of the Holy Spirit are displayed that lead to an encounter with God.” You can read more about the conference here.
Reasons to Attend
3 reasons you should attend this event include:
- It’s a time set apart to pray with fellow believers
- You can learn how to pray deeper and more in-depth
- You can see God move in a group of people
This one-day event gives you the opportunity to join with a fellow group of believers in a day of prayer. They have people praying before the conference and expecting God to show up in a powerful way. They ask people who are attending to begin praying before the conference to ask God to move in a mighty way during the day of prayer. They also offer book recommendations to read before the conference on their website as well.
2. Bethel’s Annual Conference
Bethel hosts at least one annual conference a year. Their conferences are located in Los Angeles, California, and are typically during the winter months. While the theme of the events changes year to year, they always include prayer, worship, and teachings. The worship is performed live by Bethel Worship.
For example, two conferences in 2020 are “Randy Clark School of Healing & Impartation” and “Prophetic Conference.” To see the latest upcoming conferences visit their website.
Reasons to Attend
3 reasons to attend one of Bethel’s conferences include:
- You will experience Bethel’s worship live
- Each conference has special guests to help you learn and grow
- You will join together in unity with your fellow brothers and sisters in Christ
Even if you are unable to attend a Bethel conference in person, you can watch the event on Bethel TV. Please note, Bethel TV is a paid subscription, but they do offer a free seven-day trial.
3. Hillsong’s Annual Conference
Hillsong hosts an annual conference once a year in Australia, London, and New York. Pastor Brian and Bobbie Houston, the Lead Pastors of Hillsong, lead the event each year. The other speakers vary year to year, but Hillsong Worship always performs multiple worship sets during the conference.
What does the Hillsong conference focus on? According to their website, “Hillsong Conference is all about championing the cause of the church of Jesus Christ – across every nation, denomination, age and background. It is for people who are passionate about the local church and the call of the kingdom of God.
This conference gathers the greater church, inspires fresh vision and hope for the future, and equips every individual to walk out the call of God on their life.”
Reasons to Attend
3 reasons to attend include:
- You’ll get to hear from a wide range of speakers
- You’ll get to experience Hillsong Worship
- You’ll have days set aside to solely focus on God
Attending a Hillsong conference will leave you feeling refreshed as you hear powerful testimonies of God working, learn from special speakers, and engage with God during the times of worship.
If you are unable to attend a conference, you could consider purchasing their Hillsong Channel Now station where you can watch the conferences and have access to many other sermons and live worship sets.
4. Hillsong’s Colour Conference
Hillsong also puts on an annual women’s conference called “Colour.” They go on tour and take the same conferences across the world. A few locations they have visited in the past include Los Angeles, New York, Moscow, London, and more. The theme of the event changes each year. Bobby Houston leads the conferences and is joined with Hillsong worship and other special women speakers.
According to their website, “As a movement, the Colour Sisterhood has inspired women around the world to rise up, champion womanhood in all its magnificence and partner together in advocating for justice and social change.
The Colour experience is always full of fun, life and creativity – with a strong humanitarian mandate towards the issues that women face around the world. Its appeal is far-reaching and it has proven a perfect and inspiring getaway for girls from all walks of life.”
Reasons to Attend
3 reasons to attend Colour conference include:
- You will have fellowship with fellow sisters in Christ.
- You will learn and hear testimonies from female speakers
- You will experience Hillsong worship
Colour conference is an event whereas women can be encouraged and learn to see their gifts and value as you worship and learn from many special women speakers. They will also be able to unite with fellow women in the body of Christ.
My Experience at Colour Conference
In the springtime of 2018, I took a girls trip with my cousins and aunt to attend the Colour Conference in Los Angeles, California. The theme was focused on Proverb’s 31 and the line in the passage which reads, “She is like a trading ship, that sails to faraway places and brings back exotic surprises.” Bobbie Houston taught a session about this phrase and what it looks like to live a Proverb’s 31 life.
I would highly recommend attending a colour conference if you have the opportunity. I loved hearing the special speakers and was encouraged while worshipping with thousands of other women. It was a time for me to learn more about what being a woman of God looks like and how I can step into that role.
Hillsong does a wonderful job with their Colour conference. They create space and time for you to connect with God and seek Him. They also show how important it is for sisters in Christ to be connected and how each one of us is valuable.
Each one of the conferences listed above would be worth your time to attend. Thankfully, even if you are unable to attend, Bethel and Hillsong have TV stations so you could experience the conferences wherever you are at.
Although not each of these conferences are specifically a prayer conference, they all incorporate prayer. Attending a Christian conference is an excellent way to connect with fellow believers and to be uplifted and encouraged through live music, teachings, and times of prayer.
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.Hebrews 10:24-25