Regional School of Prayer

One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” – Luke 11:1

Each year the School of Prayer, sponsored and facilitated by The Better Place, Inc., is presented in four full-day sessions. Each session stands alone, so participants may come to one, two, or all four. The School is held from 8:30am – 4:00pm on Saturdays.


During 2015 all sessions of the School will be held at Park Church near the geographic center of Chautauqua County, NY in Sinclairville. The address is 49 Sinclair Drive, Sinclairville, NY 14782.

The cost is $45 for the first session anyone attends and $35 for subsequent sessions. (For example, if the first session attended is Session #2, the cost is $45 for Session #2 and subsequent sessions attended will cost $35). Lunch, snacks, and a 3-ring binder with note taking materials are included in this cost.


Download the registration form here.



  • 8:30   Gather - coffee, mingle and pick up materials
  • 9:00   Worship in song
  • 9:30   First teaching session
  • 10:30   break
  • 11:00   Second teaching session

Noon   Lunch (There may be a "table-talk" assignment.)



  • 1:00   Third teaching session
  • 2:00   break
  • 2:30   Fourth teaching session
  • 3:30   Ministry
  • 4:00   Official conclusion (but ministry may continue.)


(You may read descriptive paragraphs of each topic at Seminar Topics on this web site.)

Session One - February 21, 2015

  • First teaching: Discerning Our Call to Prayer Ministry and Jesus Our Model
  • Second teaching: Releasing the Power
  • Third teaching: Persistence
  • Fourth teaching: Vision for Transformation and Prayer Mapping Primer

Session Two - April 18, 2015

  • First teaching: Prayer Basics
  • Second teaching: House of Prayer
  • Third teaching: Corporate Prayer
  • Fourth teaching: Urgency and Praying God’s Word

Session Three - June 13, 2015

The Four Calls of 2 Chronicles 7:14

  • First teaching: Call to Humility
  • Second teaching: Call to Prayer (Intercession)
  • Third teaching: Call to Seek God
  • Fourth teaching: Call to Repent

Session Four - September 5, 2015


This entire day will be dedicated to teaching and practicing Healing Prayer.


Roy L. Miller, who is the founder and Director of The Better Place, will be our instructor throughout each session of the School. – Prior to founding The Better Place in 2003, Dr. Miller was a senior pastor for 22 years and then a District Superintendent in the UMC for six years. – He is a regular speaker/teacher at conferences and schools such as this. He also travels to Uganda to equip the Church there in prayer. – He earned a M. Div. degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 1975 and a D. Min. from Drew University School of Theology in 1984. – Dr. Miller published the book My Gospel, (The Adventure of Partnering with God to See His Kingdom Come) with Creation House. – He has been married to Valerie Sand since 1973. They have three children and seven grandchildren.




Registration Information

Please print the 2015 Registration Form and mail your registration form, with payment, to:

The Better Place, Inc.
P.O. Box 532
Jamestown, NY 14702

You may register for School sessions one at a time through the year as their dates approach. Or you may register for two or three or all four sessions all at the same time

The first Session you register for will cost $45.00 no matter which Session that is. Subsequent sessions will cost $35.

Late registrants and “walk-ins” will be welcome. However, the lunch meal may not be available for such people. Registration cancellations made less than a week prior to the Session will not be fully refunded.

Questions? Email or call 716/488-9918



  • I like the interaction – great conversation.
  • It was evident that this School was bathed in prayer – The peace and rest of God permeated the whole teaching time.
  • I liked the opportunities to move around and connect between deep learning experiences. I liked having the supplemental books and materials.
  • It inspired me; I’m inspired to pray more, to walk more often with whole spiritual awareness, to become a prayer partner with my husband. I appreciate the reminder of our spiritual authority in Christ as his ambassadors.
  • I loved every single session – All of it was filled with nuggets. We are equipped to do what Jesus did.
  • Meeting others in the body of Christ helps to get the big picture from God. Our congregation isn’t the only one God is working through. This School promotes unity through the body.

>> Download The Better Place 2015 Regional School of Prayer information packet (pdf)

>> Download 2015 Registration Form for The Better Place Regional School of Prayer (pdf)

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