Throughout your journey during the National Gathering, the Prayer Encounter Room WILL BE a space set apart for you to rest, ponder, and soak in the presence of our Living God.
The Prayer team is comprised of Ministers, Intercessors, Worship Leaders, and a Prophetic Visual Artist that are available to you. Our Prayer Ministers are available to pray with you if you want to:
* Hear what the Lord may have for you in discerning His will for your missional journey.
* Lay some things at the altar before embarking on a new assignment.
* Remember whose you are and be reminded of His love for you.
* Release those things that have been hindering you from moving forward.
Take time to have an encounter with the Risen Lord. The Prayer Encounter Room will be open during workshops and plenary sessions to allow you space for quiet reflection.
Sarah Brumbaugh, our visual artist, will be painting a number of pieces.
If you have specific unspoken requests you would like our intercessors to pray for during the weekend, please, fill out a request form and place in the basket at the door. Come as often as you like and sit at the feet of Jesus in this solitary place.
Fresh Expressions US has a Global Prayer Network from seven nations interceding for the movement daily. We have Intercessory Prayer Teams joining us at the National Gathering from North Carolina, and Virginia. If you see someone with a GREEN Prayer Tag, please, consider asking for prayer at any time. If a member of the Prayer Team approaches you during the conference, we encourage you to receive the gift of prayer.
PRAYER ENCOUNTER TEAM
CHERYL & BILL MCCARTHY
Cheryl serves as the Coordinator of Prayer Mobilization for Fresh Expressions US. Cheryl brings over 25 years of Prophetic Intercessory Prayer experience as she and, worship leader husband, Bill, have served in Anglican church plants for over 2 decades starting in Fairfax, Virginia at Truro Anglican Church. Since then they have been on a journey of support to pioneer church plants and restart congregations which include: Christ the Redeemer, Centreville, VA; Church of the Word in Gainesville, VA; Church of the Holy Spirit in Loudon, VA; The River Church in Blacksburg, VA and, currently, Grace Anglican in New Bern, NC. Cheryl served as Head Intercessor for The Totus Institute and Rev. Tom Herrick, Canon for Church Planting in the Anglican Mid-Atlantic Diocese, for 5 years . Cheryl founded The SEEDS Ministry in New Bern, NC that establishes Kingdom Transformation across denominational lines by Prayer, Connecting, and Empowering the community as the Holy Spirit leads (John 3:8). Cheryl and Bill lead Ananias Project Retreats for FXUS and Prayer Encounter On - Site Prayer Teams for FXUS National Gatherings and Missio Alliance Gatherings. Cheryl, also, leads the FXUS Global Prayer Network that consists of 7 nations that under gird Fresh Expressions US in prayer. Cheryl and Bill have five awesome children: Caela, Isabella, Daniel, Gracie, and Liliana who serve alongside them.
CALEB & SARAH BRUMBAUGH
A Ministry team from New Bern, North Carolina. Caleb and Sarah have been serving together at FXNG and Missio Alliance Gathering for 3 years. Caleb currently leads worship at Restoration Church and Sarah is a prophetic artist. They have been married for 6 months and are passionate about sharing joy and life with others.
As the Band Director for his church, Caleb creates intimate spaces to connect with the Almighty through music & praise. His goal on a Sunday morning is to engage with God himself, and then lead others to experience the same things – to take the congregation by the hand spiritually and bring them into the peace of God’s presence. Thirteen years ago he started following this calling on his life by playing bass guitar with his youth band. Since then, he has continued to learn other instruments including piano, electric & acoustic guitar, and vocals. You may recognize some familiar styles in his music, which is strongly influenced by Bethel, Hillsong, and Ascend the Hill.
Sarah is a prophetic artist originally from England, and has traveled to many other countries. This gives her artwork a unique style and cultural influence. Even from a young age, Sarah was interested in drawing and painting, and she now works full-time in an art career. Aside from teaching art lessons, and doing performance art, Sarah paints prophetically at local churches. She uses color and design to visually display biblical concepts in new ways. Her goal is to showcase different perspectives, to challenge the normal way of seeing scripture, and to illustrate truth.
Melissa Temme, also known as Missy, is a wife, actress, and mother of three children. Missy is called to support the unity of Christ’s Church and highlight Christ’s love and empowerment through the power of the Holy Spirit, Missy has served as an intercessor for ministry leaders, missionaries serving in the 10/40 window, and as a member of the Fresh Expressions Global Prayer Network, among other things. Together with her musician husband, Steven, they raise their kids in Falls Church, VA, and attend Truro Anglican Church in Fairfax.
A worshipper from New Bern, NC, Isabella, and her 4 siblings, have been a part of the Fresh Expressions US Movement with their parents, Bill and Cheryl McCarthy, for the last 5 years. Isabella has a voice she shares through school choir and local musical performances. She spent 2 years working with Caleb Brumbaugh leading worship in local churches and Burn 24/7 events in New Bern, NC. She co-lead worship in the Chapel at the 2016 FXNG in Alexandria, VA. She and her mother, Cheryl, are currently a part of the Grace Anglican Praise Band led by her father, Bill McCarthy. Isabella is graduating from New Bern High School in July 2018 with plans to be used by Jesus through an acting, singing, and modeling career. Her desire is to be a role model for women who want to enter into the entertainment field with integrity and honor as a Daughter of the King of Kings.