Douglas Kamstra

About Me: 

I work part-time as the Prayer and Discipleship Team Leader for Home Missions. I am the author of "The Praying Church Idea Book" (Faith Alive) and have taught seminars and led prayer conferences throughout Canada and the United States. 

I am a member of the National Prayer Committee and co-chair of the Denominational Prayer Leaders Network. I am part of the lead-team of "The Deeper Journey" - a two-year series of three-day retreats for pastors and Christian leaders interested in nurturing their soul, pursuing spiritual formation and practicing the spiritual disciplines.

I am married (Marilyn), have three sons and two daughters in law: Brian and Jessica, Joel and Maribeth, and Eric. I am lthe proud grandfather of one grandson!


I am passionate about prayer and discipleship, personal and corporate spiritual formation.

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Do you know of specific CRC churches that would be considered "houses of prayer?"

Over the last couple of months several people have asked me, "Do you know of some Christian Reformed Churches that would be considered 'Houses of Prayer' or 'Churches Dedicated to Prayer?'" I know a few, but since my knowledge of every individual congregation is limited, I am sure there are numerous churches with a vibrant commitment to prayer and prayer ministry I am not aware of. Do you consider your church a praying church? Are there other models of praying churches in your area, classis, region that could serve as encouragement to churches beginning to intentionally prioritize prayer...