Intercessory prayer is the act of praying on behalf of others, and God calls all Christians to be intercessors.
FUMC Allen is pleased to offer a special seminar on Intercessory Prayer led by Rev. Joseph Stabile, pastor of Cochran Chapel United Methodist Church as well as co-founder and Animator of Life in the Trinity Ministry in Dallas, Texas.
During this half day workshop, participants will look at the history of Intercessory Prayer in the church. Other topics include the following:
- Discernment in Intercessory Prayer
- Process of Intercessory Prayer
- Expectations and Results of Intercessory Prayer
- Gratitude in Prayer
This seminar is free; child care provided with a reservation. You can register online NOW and during FAITH ACADEMY registration, which begins on Sunday, August 23.
Rev. Joe Stabile has served in vocational ministry for more than 40 years with combined experience in spiritual direction, retreat leadership, pastoral care and leadership, and pastoral mentoring. A former Vincentian priest, Rev. Stabile served as dean of students at St. Vincent de Paul Seminary in Beaumont, Texas, and as vocational director for the Southern Province of the Vincentians. During his years in the Vincentian priesthood, he was twice chairman of the Provincial Assembly and provincial consultor for the Governing Board of the Province.
After 15 years as a Vincentian priest, Rev. Stabile left the priesthood in 1987; in 1989, his orders were accepted in the United Methodist Church. Rev. Stabile has served as pastor for six different local churches within the North Texas Annual Conference and has served on the North Texas Annual Conference Board of Ordained Ministry and the Committee for Local Pastors.
Rev. Stabile received his bachelor of arts in Philosophy from St. Mary of the Barrens Seminary in Perryville, Missouri. He received the master of divinity from DeAndreis Institute of Theology in Chicago and the master of languages and linguistics in Spanish from Universidad Ibero-Americana in Mexico City, Mexico.
Joe lives in Richardson, Texas, with Suzanne, his wife of 28 years. They have four grown children and six grandchildren.