Vertical Focus

The Prayer Ministry of Dr. Bob Lowman, Jr.


The following Vertical Focus training events can be on a weekend (Friday-Sunday), on consecutive weeks (weekly for 3-6 weeks), or in a Sunday-Wednesday format.  Dates are open for 2018.  If you would like to discover what a Vertical Focus School of Prayer could look like for your church family, please contact Bob Lowman at (704) 375-1197 or email

Vertical Focus School of Prayer


Does your church needs to become a House of Prayer?
“My house shall be a house of prayer for all nations” Isaiah 56:7

Consider a Vertical Focus School of Prayer for your church, offered by Metrolina Baptist Association to encourage and equip our churches for strategic, reviving prayer, taught by Dr. Bob Lowman

Your church’s leadership will decide which topics need to be included in your School of Prayer in consultation with us.

A Vertical Focus School of Prayer is tailored to match your church’s needs in prayer ministry, with optional sessions including:

  • Prayer 101: The basics of biblical, Kingdom-focused prayer
  • Praying the Word: Using Scripture as the fuel for prayer
  • Prayerwalking: Practicing intercessory missions where you live & serve
  • Spiritual Warfare: Being ready to stand firm in the struggle as you pray
  • Pastor’s Prayer Team: Interceding for your spiritual leadership at church
  • How to pray for, care for & share Jesus with those around you
  • Praying for Your Church: Applying Biblical principles to intercession for your church
  • Having a Real Prayer Meeting: Practicing corporate prayer as a church

Vertical Focus Weekend


A Time for the Teaching and Practice of Personal and Corporate Prayer

Time: Friday evening – Saturday noon (adaptable, a total of 8 hours of session time needed)

Format:  Brief teaching sessions leading into seasons of personal and small group prayer, including fellowship and discussion

Facilitator:  Dr. Bob Lowman, who has served as the Executive Director of the Metrolina Baptist Association since 2006, led the Metrolina Prayer Network in Charlotte for six years, and pastored three churches previously.

Location: The Great Commission Center in Charlotte, your church location, or a conference center nearby.  (whichever works best for your church)

Sample Theme/Agenda for a Vertical Focus Weekend:

Theme: “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.”  James 4:8a*

  1. Draw near to God…  Praise Him.
  2. Draw near to God…  Listen to Him.
  3. Draw near to God…  Repent before Him.
  4. Draw near to God…  Pray for your family.
  5. Draw near to God…  Pray for your church.
  6. Draw near to God…  Pray for your neighborhood.
  7. Draw near to God…  Pray for your city, region, and the world.

*Also using James 4:7-10 as a broader text for the weekend.


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Strategic Prayerwalking

To schedule a prayer training event, please email or call (704) 375-1197.

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