As you are praying – if God gives you a scripture, song, word of instruction, or encouragement, please share that with us! 

Ways to Pray


    Please pray for prayer and financial partners.   We asking God for one-time gifts equaling $100,000 by May in order to meet the need of the 24/7 ministry space.  If you feel led to partner with Awaken City Church - please see
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  • Please continue to pray for the presence of God to fill our Sunday Worship Gatherings at 10am weekly.  Please ask God to draw people from our neigborhood as we build relationships with them.  God is on the move!  We will continue to meet in the gym through the end of March. 

  • Please pray for male and female discipleship groups, held on every other Tuesday and Wednesday in the Priest home.  Pray that God would cause us to grow deeper in Him.  

  • Please pray for the Life's Healing Choices Book Study - This isan 8 week course that began last week at the Priest home.  We believe God is going to really use this to free peopl in Jesus name.  

  • Please pray for Pastor Amanda as she is leading the Problem with God book study in the area of Boston she is feeling lead to plant our daughter church.  

  • Pray with us as we prepare to of become an Wesleyan Immigrant Connection site in the future.  Four of our leaders will receieve training in this ministry in late March. 


  • Please pray that God would continue to build a multiethnic leadership team.  If God is leading you to join our team, please click JOIN US on the HOME page.​  You can also find us at!

  • Please pray for individuals to awaken to the saving knowledge of Jesus!  People need to know the love of Jesus now!  Pray that our eyes would be open to the opportunities all around us.  

  • Please pray for wisdom as we continue to reach out to those expereincing homelessness through the "GIVE A LITTLE BIT" intiative.  


  • Please continue to pray for wisdom concerning budget.  Many decisions are being made now concerning our personal and church budget.  We know our God is a God who supplies all of our needs.  

  • We are praying for financial miracles in order to serve our city and meet our current financial needs as a church family.  Melinda is looking for addtional streams of income in this season.  

  • Please Pray for Canadian Pastor Amanda Oicle and her family for addtional funding to enable them to continue to serve in Boston through the AWAKEN CITY CHURCH residency - if you would like to partner with this family - go to the GIVE button and choose Amanda Oicle Fund.

  • Please pray protection over the Pastor Oicle's family - Pastor Amanda, BJ, Evan, and Travis.  

  • Please pray proteciton over the Pastor Donaue-Martens family-Pastor Scott, Briana, and baby on the way!


  • Please pray as we continue to develop relationships with school leadership at Boston Teachers Union School and local community agencies.

  • Please pray protection over both Tyler and Joseph.  We know God did not just call their parents, but our whole family.  


  • Please pray for new healthy rhythms for our family as we seek to find balance in all our responsibilities.  


  • Please pray that God would continue to break our hearts for what breaks His!


  • Please pray that God would pour out His Spirit in Jamaica Plain (Boston) and surrounding neighborhoods.     


  • Please pray that God would continue to connect us with other Kingdom-minded leaders in the Boston area.


  • Please pray that God would protect our church family - physically, emotionally, and spiritually from the attack of the enemy.


  • Please pray that God would help us to dream big!  We are currently partnering with Church planting coaches, Jenn and Branden Petersen, to launch Global Cities Network.  


  • Please pray that God would continue to give opportunities for Jason and I to help people get healthy. Pray that God would bless this ministry.  


Answered Prayers

If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. | John 15:7

Since September LAUNCH!!!:

  • 3 people have committed their lives to Jesus!

  • 9 nations are represented in our Awaken City Family

  • Awaken City launched "pregnant" with the Amanda Oicle family preparing to launch the next Boston church in 2021.  

  • "Give A Little Bit" Initiative began and wellness bags continue to be distributed to those experiencing homelessness in our community.  

  • We have the capacity to offer Spanish Translation on Sunday Worship Gathering.

  • We are meeting weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly for the following discipleship/growth groups - Alpha, Discipleship, City Groups, Life's Healing Choices, Youth Group, Leadership Training, Connect Events, Prayer Huddles

  • We have met monthly for Awaken City Family Lunch

  • Leadership team is growing in depth and numerically

  • We have experienced a great relationship with school leadership.  

  • We moved into an apartment in the neighborhood, which has been very significant for our family and the church.  

  • God has provided a 24/7 rental space that we can move into by April!



Amanda and BJ Oicle are moving to BOSTON!  These Canadian church planters have felt God call them and boys, EVAN & TRAVIS to move to Boston to plant a church.  They will be with us at Awaken City Church as church plant residents for up to two years.  Then Awaken City will send them out!  Praise Jesus!

We have moved to an apartment right down the street from our weekly meeting space.  Thank you for praying.  We are already having great conversations with our neighbors!


God met with us during our Spring awakening week at ENC and with our Awaken City Prayer Walk.  Thank you for your prayers!

Melinda has finished her role at Eastern Nazarene College for now.  She may teach adjunct in the area of worship in the future.  God provided many wonderful relationships through this experience, including some students who are joining our community.


We have another church planter who is interested in planting a Wesleyan church in the city of Boston and joining Awaken City as a resident church planter.  This would enable us to launch with multiplication in our DNA from the beginning.  


God continues to give us the opportunity to share the love of Jesus in coffee conversations, around our dinner table, at connect events, and ALPHA meetings. 

We currently have over 100 prayer partners and 41 financial partners.  

God is growing our team, one life at a time.