August 9 – August 29

Like prayer and Bible reading, fasting is one of the spiritual disciplines of followers of Jesus.
The information below will be useful to help you get started.

What is prayer and fasting?

Prayer is connecting with God; fasting is disconnecting ourselves from the World. Biblical fasting is, very simply, denying oneself for the sake of seeking and honoring God.

Why should I fast?

Over time, it’s very easy for our souls (mind, will and emotions) to become full of junk. Fasting is a way to give our bodies and our souls a deep
cleansing. When we do, we find that not only do we feel better, but as we draw closer to God, we are more in tune with His voice.

How do I fast?

There are several different types of fasts. At the beginning of each year, TWC follows the Daniel Fast for 21 days. During the fall season, we ask you to seek God as to what you should sacrifice. Some will give up specific foods such as bread or sweets. Other will be led to give up activities such as social media or watching television. The main thing to remember is don’t make this time all about what you give up. Most importantly, this time is about drawing closer to God and replacing common distractions with prayer, reading our Bibles and seeking His face.

How should I prepare to fast?

If you are sacrificing food or committing to the Daniel Fast, it’s smart to plan ahead and make sure you’ll have plenty of the fruits and vegetables on hand. We have provided a list of nutritious foods that you can enjoy while on the Daniel Fast.

What should I do while fasting?

Pray. Read your Bible. Listen to worship music. Tune in to God’s voice as never before.

Do we have prayer at our campuses during seasons of fasting and prayer?

Yes. We will have prayer at our Derby, Bessemer, and Online campuses.

What should I expect when I attend prayer?

We’ll have a short devotional, music, a time of individual prayer, and a time when we will pray together as a group.

How long will prayer last?

Prayer lasts for one hour: Mondays through Fridays, 6:30pm. Saturdays, 9:00am.

Can I participate in prayer online?

Yes. If you can't make it to prayer, you can watch via our Online Campus by clicking the button below.

Additional Information

During our fall season of prayer and fasting, we encourage everyone to get a prayer partner who will commit to praying with you at least 5 minutes a day during this 21-day period. That person can be your spouse, a family member, a friend, even a co-worker. We encourage you to attend prayer at our Bessemer and Derby campuses weekdays at 6:30pm and Saturdays at 9am with your prayer partner.