When you join Keep Watch, you join a movement of hundreds of people who are praying for our schools and the hearts of the children and staff, praying to see God change a community.
For so long, my prayers were centered on me and my family: covering my children, covering my church, covering my home. As I began to pray for the students and the entire school, the scope of my prayers really expanded. It changed me. It grew my faith.
When I became a volunteer, I was so grateful for the training and support that Keep Watch provides. All you need is a heart to see God transform your school community. Keep Watch provides the rest.
All Keep Watch volunteers go through a formal process that includes an application and background check.
Please be assured that Acts 2 Toledo/Keep Watch does not have access to confidential information such as social security numbers. All background information is processed by Protect My Ministry (an international organization that specializes in screening volunteers).
Also, we encourage you to review our Age Policy.
If you have questions regarding volunteering, please see the FAQ or feel free to contact us.
We believe that your 30 minute/week investment will make an impact not just today, but for many generations to come. There is a battle waging for the hearts of this generation and God is the one who can bring hope, peace, wisdom and new life as we invite Him in to do the work only He can do.
A Keep Watch prayer walk is a volunteer or group of volunteers praying for a school while walking in or around that school.
A typical prayer walk is 20-30 minutes. This varies based on the school size and number of volunteers.
Our prayer walks take place once a week during the school year.
The central purpose of Keep Watch is to pray God’s word in our schools. The prayer focus provides an effective way for our volunteers to pray scripture as well as to be united in heart across all of our schools.
Please use the prayer focus as a starting point, but allow the Holy Spirit to guide and direct you as you pray.
Absolutely! During training, you will view a prayer walk and participate in a practice prayer walk, but we highly recommend shadowing a prayer walk to experience it first-hand.
Contact our Volunteer Coordinator to get connected.
Our vision and training events are designed to help you understand and align with the vision of Keep Watch, its history and how God is impacting school communities.
It is really important that everyone on the Keep Watch team is united around the principles and practices of the Keep Watch movement. This helps us to avoid undesirable situations.
It is also important that we are on the same page regarding legalities, do’s and don’ts.
Absolutely! If your schedule permits, you are more than welcome to pray at more than one school.
In most schools, we are given permission to pray in the hallways, cafeteria and gym. However, if a teacher invites you to pray in his/her classroom, please do.
We want you to pray at the school that God has impressed upon your heart. If a prayer walk exists, we will get you connected. If a prayer walk needs to be launched, we will help you through the process.
Pray. It may be that this is a season for you to pray in the parking lot. It may be a season for you to pray over the directory of teachers/staff.
Persist in prayer and allow God to move in His timing.
You may use oil in a classroom if specifically invited by a teacher to do so. A principal may ask for prayer in their building during the summer and oil could be appropriate in that instance, as well.
However, please be mindful of where you use it and the potential for stains.
We do not use oil during regular, weekly prayer walks.
When the group gathers together, we read and pray through the Prayer Focus. We ask that you refrain from praying in tongues during that time so that all volunteers may have understanding and be in one accord.
When you are quietly praying through the halls, you may pray in tongues.
We want the school staff to be comfortable with our volunteers walking through their building.
Students may be on campus. Thus, we choose to go above and beyond the typical requirements in the event that a person with ill intent would seek access to the environment to interact with students.