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April 4, 2017

Enlisting in Holy Spirit’s Special Operations Forces

An army of women is being mobilized by God to influence nations, demonstrate signs and wonders and confront the end-times demonic forces. Over 2,000 women from around the world gathered at the Unwavering: Anchored in Christ Gathering hosted by the International House of Prayer in Kansas City (IHOPKC). This is the first women’s conference in over 10 years hosted by IHOPKC, with keynote speakers Lisa Bevere, Heidi Baker and Diane Bickle.

Bevere opened the conference challenging the women by saying, “We need an emerging of the virtuous and the capable that’s a force for good.” She shared a testimony of a U.S. Army leader calling her when her book, Lioness Arising was published. The leader was forming a special operations team of women, Operation Lioness, to go into Afghanistan to provide basic medical services and outreach to women. He said women were needed to win the war because they can change the culture.

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September 16, 2016

Source: CharismaNews

Mike Bickle’s IHOPKC Commits to Raising Up 1 Million Intercessors to Cover Global Missions

It’s an intercession and missions partnership that could help see the gospel preached in every nation. International House of Prayer of Kansas City (IHOPKC) has joined with Youth With a Mission (YWAM) in a new commitment to cover global missions in prayer.

This partnership was birthed on Sept. 11 at the end of a week-long gathering of thousands of YWAM and IHOPKC staff that focused on several Great Commission thrusts, including ending Bible poverty (providing Scripture in every language) and a commitment to seeing every sphere of society impacted with the gospel.

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June 11, 2016

Source: CharismaNews

Mike Bickle Meets With Pope Francis to Discuss Jesus

Some of the most recognizable names in the charismatic movement had a private meeting with Pope Francis on Friday. Mike Bickle, Che Ahn, Kris Vallotton, Stacey Campbell and dozens of other Protestant leaders from North America and Europe gathered at the Vatican.

According to Bickle, director of IHOP in Kansas City, the purpose of the meeting was to engage in an ongoing dialogue about the pontiff’s views on Jesus and Christianity.

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April 25, 2016

Source: Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability

International House of Prayer–Forerunner Christian Fellowship Becomes an ECFA Accredited Organization

International House of Prayer–Forerunner Christian Fellowship Accredited by National Financial Accountability Organization

KANSAS CITY, KS  – The ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) announced today the accreditation of International House of Prayer–Forerunner Christian Fellowship of Kansas City, MO.

ECFA accreditation is based on the ECFA Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship™, including financial accountability, transparency, sound board governance and ethical fundraising.

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February 15, 2016

Source: CharismaNews

Don’t Believe These ‘Slanderous, Libelous’ Statements About IHOP’s Mike Bickle

Dear Times of Israel,

I am a big fan of your website. It is a excellent news resource for Israel supporters around the world. However I was disheartened to see the recent article by Eric Cortellessa regarding Mike Bickle. I contacted your site but there was no response. Hence the open letter…

This was a case of sloppy journalism, resulting in slanderous, libelous conclusions. From the amount of likes, comments and shares, it is clear that Mr. Cortellessa achieved his goal. However at the cost of soiling someone’s good name (which can be documented in the comments section, as folks assume the quote is accurate, and make negative judgments of Mr. Bickle.)

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January 29, 2016

Source: Leader-Telegram

Religious road trip: Reporter finds Kansas City conference ‘thought-provoking, quite interesting’

Maybe it was the leading of the Holy Spirit.

Maybe I had little else to do between Christmas and New Year’s.

Whatever it was, a four-day trip to Kansas City for the annual Onething Conference, affiliated with the International House of Prayer, was thought-provoking and quite interesting.

As I drove the 500 miles to Kansas City, I wondered what was drawing me. Was I going as a reporter, since it’s sometimes difficult to take that hat off, or was I going as a Christian, seeking?

I was hoping to experience something outside my spiritual box — and did.

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January 28, 2016

Source: Christianity Daily

Hundreds of Korean Americans Gather to Worship with IHOP’s Jon Thurlow

IHOP worship leader Jon Thurlow joined hundreds of mostly Korean American college students and young adults in worship during the recent event, ‘Worship Nights with Jon Thurlow,’ hosted at Grace Ministries International (GMI), one of the largest Korean churches in Southern California.

This two-night event, which took place on January 22-23, consisted mostly of worship music and brief messages from Jon Thurlow and his wife, Kinsey, both of whom are on the International House of Prayer Kansas City (IHOPKC) staff. The first night saw some 700 attendees, while about 500 attended the second night.

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January 5, 2016

Source: CBN News

Youth Weep ‘Tears of Joy’ at IHOP Prayer Conference

More than 15,000 young adults recently attended the International House of Prayer Onething conference.

Charisma News reports that one of the most well-known figures speaking at the conference was Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd.

Floyd spoke on the need for prayer and revival across the country.

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January 4, 2016

Source: CharismaNews

Southern Baptist President Leads Thousands of Students in Prayer for Awakening

Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd asked over 15,000 attendees at the International House of Prayer Onething 2015 Young Adult Conference in Kansas City to kneel in prayer and ask God for an awakening. Floyd led the prayer after exhorting attendees that the nation urgently needed a spiritual awakening. His appearance at the conference stirred controversy among conservative online Baptist publications such as Pulpit and Pen and The Reformed Report.

“My being here isn’t an endorsement of your theology or your endorsing my orthodoxy,” Floyd told attendees. “If we’re honest with each other, we know that thousands of us that are filling this convention center and thousands of us that are watching this online, we’re not in total agreement about life, ministry or the Bible. … Yet my being here is a clear indication that people must come together and pray.”

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December 30, 2015

Source: KCUR (Local NPR Affiliate)

Young Evangelical Christians Flock Downtown For IHOPKC Annual Conference

More than 15,000 people are in Kansas City for the annual conference of the International House of Prayer, held at Bartle Hall.

“Mainly college-age kids, that’s the main demographic, but we have people of all ages,” says Jono Hall, on the senior leadership team for IHOPKC. “People are traveling from the local area but then from around the nation.”

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