WHAT IS PRESBYTERY?
The word presbytery comes from the Greek word presbuterion, which means ‘body of elders.’ This is why we’re bringing in a group of elders (pastors and teachers) from both inside and outside of Pillar to speak prophetic words to individuals and couples.
Here are a few other things you need to know about presbytery:
It’s God speaking.
God speaks through prophecy. We’ve seen many people give their lives to the Lord, and we’ve seen others turn their lives around based on a prophetic word spoken during a presbytery service.
It’s an impartation.
When God wants something, He speaks. It’s how He created the earth and everything in it. So when He wants you to do something, He’s going to speak it, or in other words, He’s going to impart it to you. Paul tells Timothy in 1 Timothy 4:14, “Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the eldership.”
It’s team ministry.
It’s not just one person giving all the words—it’s a team of ministers who have spent a good deal of time praying in advance for the individuals going through presbytery, and they’ll often write down the words God gives them.
1 Corinthians 14:29 says, “Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others judge.” There’s accountability when prophetic ministry is done in a team. The most accurate prophetic words we’ve heard have come through presbytery because God is speaking to multiple people. And it’s incredible to hear when the words coming from different people are similar. It’s confirmation the word truly came from the Lord.
It’s amazing what happens when God speaks to us! While we encourage everyone at Pillar to attend our presbytery services, we want you to know you can hear God’s voice in your own quiet time—just you and your Bible. You may need God to speak to a certain area of your life right now. If so, simply ask Him for a word and listen for Him to speak. It could change your life!
If you’d like to relisten to a word or explore encouraging words shared, check out the links below. As we continue listening to and trusting in the Lord, He guides our steps. We’re excited to see how these words come to life in the days to come!
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. – Proverbs 3:5–6
Recordings of candidates from each night will be posted here as soon as they’re available.
share your story
We are so thankful for all the amazing words shared and received during presbytery! We would love to celebrate with you! To share a testimony of a miracle God did or a word He spoke to you click here.