The Haystack Prayer Meeting

The Haystack Prayer Meeting

On a Saturday afternoon in August 1806, five college students gathered in a field to discuss the spiritual needs of those living in Asian countries. When a thunderstorm arose, they took shelter on the side of a haystack and prayed. This gathering came to be called the Haystack Prayer Meeting, launching the modern American mission movement.

Global Ministries traces its mission roots to the Haystack Prayer Meeting. Learn how the history of the Haystack event is meaningful to mission today.

Plan to devote a Sunday to discussion and examination of the meaning of call and mission in the church, both local and global.  Worship and study resources are available here.  You may choose the full-color Haystack bulletin covers, liturgical elements for worship, mission stories both past and current, Bible study, and suggestions for youth activities.

Celebrate with the many available resources, including worship, education, and history.


Worship and Study Resources

Youth and Children

More About the History of Mission

Historical Partnerships

From Our Missionaries

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