The Better Place exists to network the Body of Christ for transformational revival to the end that we receive the promise of 2 Chronicles 7:14.
My prayer is not for [my current disciples] alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. – John 17:20-21
How good it is when God’s people come together in unity! For there God commands a blessing; even life everlasting. – Psalm 133
If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their sinful ways, then I will hear from heaven, I will forgive their sin and I will heal their land! – 2 Chronicles 7:14
Occasionally we organize something extra special. In 2019, we held a tent revival that involved several congregations of the Church and that proved very effective in touching lives of people who do not normally attend “normal” church. Many people were healed of physical ailments. Many people gave their lives to Christ and became part of the Church. This photo is of a prayer time following a message one evening.
God is faithful to keep his promises whenever and wherever his people will put him to the test and order their lives according to the promises. We need leaders in the Church who will lead the way into God’s will being done on earth as it is in heaven. This is one role of The Better Place.
One sure way to break down the barriers that hinder the unity of the Church and that hinder the intentional implementation of 2 Chron. 7:14 is interdenominational Pastors’ Prayer Groups, gatherings of intercessors to pray, and community-wide and region-wide prayer and worship gatherings. The Better Place helps to organize and facilitate all of these things. Regularly check our EVENTS PAGE to see what is planned.
The Better Place is the corporate and spiritual umbrella for the Chautauqua Lake Region Men of Integrity. The CLMI brings men and boys from the region together in unity to help them strengthen their stand for Christ and his Kingdom.
The Better Place also provides a spiritual umbrella for the One in Christ movement which plans, sponsors and host region-wide gatherings of worship, proclamation, and prayer.
ONE IN CHRIST
Addiction Response Ministry was birthed and nurtured in the nest of the Better Place. This ministry offers life transforming meetings for addicts all over Chautauqua County. Many lives have been saved thanks to this vital ministry that takes place in jails, hospitals, office buildings and church buildings. ARM “flew the next” in 2020 to become its own 501(C)(3) ministry. This is just one way The Better Place enables and facilitates networking for revival.
The Better Place Networks the Body of Christ to prayer-walk the city of Jamestown as well as in other town and villages. Typically, several people will gather at a designated time and place and then they will be subdivided into pairs or triplets who will walk and pray in an assigned area. These are some people who prayer-walked on a chilly spring morning. – God always seems to make appointments for these prayer-walkers as they have opportunity after opportunity to pray with people they meet along the way.
Most every year we organize a “prayer at the gates” where people gather in groups at primary north, south, east, and west entry routes to the city of Jamestown as well as to the county of Chautauqua. They pray for the city (or for the county) from these strategic locations. Pictured here is a group who prayed at the eastern “gate” to Jamestown on East Second Street.
We organize monthly “concerts of prayer” at various locations around the county of Chautauqua. Everyone present joins in singing that is led by a group of musicians from area churches. The singing is mixed with praying for particular topics that are introduced by area pastors. Following a little explanation; people get into small groups to pray until the Spirit tells the musicians it is time for the next song.