Welcome to The Better Place

Equipping the Church to be a House of Prayer for the Nations, Refreshing Sabbatical Experiences for Pastors, and Networking the Church for Transformational Revival

Come on in.
  Let all of your distractions fall off.
    Sit down and relax in the glow of Jesus' love.


One day Jesus was visiting in the home of Martha, Mary and Lazarus in Bethany. Mary was sitting with Jesus, listening to what he had to say. Martha was distracted with all that she had to do. Finally, in a fit of frustration, Martha complained to Jesus that Mary was not helping her. Jesus responded, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset about many things…. Mary has chosen what is better.” (NIV)

Sometimes we just need to drop all of the distractions and spend time doing nothing but listening to Jesus. Such a time is called Sabbath. We need Sabbath so we can grow to recognize the voice of God even when we are busy and distracted. We need Sabbath so we can know God’s peace. We need Sabbath so we can grow to know better who we are in Jesus. – Sabbath is a cleansing time, a healing time and a time to grow spiritually.

We do not speak of A better place, as if there is more than one better place. There is only one better place and that is at the feet of Jesus. Therefore, we call this ministry THE Better Place.

The Better Place is currently in the process of development. Once the campus has been built it will be a place where you can come for a personal retreat, a small group retreat or a church retreat. You will also want to keep an eye on this site for news of upcoming workshops, seminars and other spiritual renewal experiences.


To equip the Church in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, and Ontario to be a house of prayer for the nations.

To serve as a place where pastors and other ministry leaders can partake of Sabbatical experiences that will result in their being renewed in spirit, soul, and body.

To provide leadership to network the Body of Christ for the purpose of receiving the promise of Second Chronicles 7:14.

This ministry is here for all of God’s people as well as for the apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers who serve to equip us all for ministry.
We hope to see you soon at The Better Place.


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Watch and pray for these events that are sponsored and facilatated by The Better Place

  • Our Women of Encouragement meet for breakfast, prayer ministry, worship. Contact Nina for monthly updates – abbabiz@hotmail.com

  • Saturday, 19 January – School of Prayer Sampler, hosted by REALiFE Church

  • Saturday, 26 January – Chautauqua Lake Region Men of Integrity breakfast, hosted by the Bemus Point UMC

  • Saturday, 16 February – Session one of the Regional School of Prayer, hosted by REALiFE Church.

  • Saturday, 23 February – “Work as Worship.”

  • Thursday, 07 March – The Brothers McClurg in concert. Promoted by TBP

  • Sunday, 10 March – Dallas Holm in concert.

  • Wednesday, 13 March – Addiction Response Ministry a lunch meeting for pastors and other Church leaders at Friendly’s in Jamestown. Call 716-708-2071 or 716-720-0028 for reservations.

  • Saturday, 16 March – Session two of the Regional School of Prayer, hosted by REALiFE Church.

  • Sunday, 17 March – Love INCs March Mania Pastors’ Basket Ball extravaganza. 2:00 p.m. at the Frewsburg, NY high school.

  • Saturday, 23 March – 11:00 a.m., Gather at Potter’s Terrace pocket park in downtown Jamestown; prayer-walk downtown.

  • Saturday, 30 March – Chautauqua Lake Region Men of Integrity breakfast, Hillcrest Baptist Church, Jamestown.

  • Friday and Saturday, 05-06 April – The spring edition of our Agape Prayer Ministry School.

  • Thursday, 18 April – Our annual Maundy Thursday community One-in-Christ service of worship and proclamation.

  • 24 April – 04 May, our team will once again be traveling to Uganda in East Africa

  • Thursday, 02 May – The annual National Day of Prayer observance.

  • Saturday, 18 May – Chautauqua Lake Region Men of Integrity breakfast

  • Wednesday, 22 May – Regional Concert of Prayer; 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, 01 June – Session three of our Regional School of Prayer; hosted by REALiFE Church

  • Saturday, 15 June“Pray at the Gates.”

  • Wednesday, 17 July – Regional Concert of prayer; 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

  • Thursday & Friday, 08-09 August Global Leadership Summit;

  • Wednesday, 14 August – Regional Concert of Prayer; 7:00-8:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, 14 September – Session four of the Regional School of Prayer; hosted by REALiFE Church.

  • Saturday, 21 September – “Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage”www.philgungor.com

  • Saturday, 28 September – 10:00 a.m. start; Chautauqua County “Shore up the Wall” prayer.

  • Wednesday, 16 October – Regional Concert of Prayer; 7:00-8:30 p.m
  • Friday & Saturday, 25-26 October – Agape Prayer Ministry School;

  • Wednesday, 13 November – Regional Concert of Prayer; 7:00-8:30 p.m.

This is an abreviated listing. For complete info on these and more events go to the COMING EVENTS page.