Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Praying Pete

As is so often the case, I’m late to the party on this news.

24/7 Prayer
head honcho Pete Greig has become “Director of Prayer” for Holy Trinity Brompton Church in London.

24/7 Announcement
HTB Announcement

It’s an interesting appointment in all kinds of ways, not least because 24/7 has quite recently grown rapidly as a prayer movement from a humble, organic little huddle of people to something of a global phenomenon seemingly overnight, whereas HTB has been around since the 1800s, and is the home of the hugely successful Alpha Course.

My own tribe have had a long and happy relationship with the 24/7 guys and have a department focused on 24/7 prayer, so I’m glad to see 24-7 Prayer’s continuing impact on Church communities and the wider society. The story about that relationship between 24/7 and The Salvation Army is outlined here. It really is worth the read.

Pete has written a number of books, but the two that I particularly found helpful are Red Moon Rising and God On Mute. If you’re not familiar with them, they are worth checking out.


Keith Ayling said...

Hey Jonny, can I add to the list 'Punk Monk', which I am a little way through. The whole monastic thing is interesting me at the moment and that is where Pete is too I think.

Thanks for checking out my new site!

Johnny said...

I'll do that, Keith!


Johnny said...

...bought Punk Monk on Saturday, Keith