The Warrior Class values the journey with God. The step by step process of who we are, and are becoming – individually and as a community – is something we are always exploring. After all, life with God has limitless possibilities to discover.
The journey of The Warrior Class (TWC) began many years ago as a Prayer Partner Network for Graham Cooke. We wondered: Could an intercession group be something different than a traditional, loosely based, network of prayer? The answer was more than we could imagine!
We leaned into what might be possible as we became a Warrior Class; a group of people passionately pursuing God, training at the highest levels, and focused on pouring back into all our areas of influence. Yet, never forgetting to keep the value of each person in sight, including rest and refreshing as part of our training process.
Our official start was in 2011, when Graham Cooke and Allison Bown created a place of relational training. They developed a place where people who loved prayer could be developed through joyful, targeted intercession. During our first seven years, TWC members contributed to prophetic intercession for the ministry and Kingdom assignments of Graham and Theresa Cooke.
Through that time, God expanded our foundation. We discovered the training process opened doors to deeper relationship with God and stronger identity in Christ. When living this new found confidence out loud, we couldn’t help but build stronger connections within our tribe. Why? We simply get so excited about the transformation to maturity so many of us experience.
A New Generation of Warriors
In 2017, Christine Casten and a new generation of leaders were invited to lead TWC. Allison Bown joined Graham’s ministry, Brilliant Perspectives, full time. During that time, Graham shifted his focus on working more from his Santa Barbara base, rather than extensive travel and numerous public events.
Because of this change, The Warrior Class’s prophetic intercession transitioned. We shifted from focus on Graham’s ministry to finding God’s heart for TWC’s passion for intercession. We began to encourage various leaders throughout the body of Christ with specialized prophetic “Blueprints.”
Through this shift, the Lord created ways for TWC to build on our prior training. Imagine how excited we were to find the years of personal training and maturing as a community created something we have never seen before. It’s in that transition we found ways to apply what we had trained in – a unique expression of the kindness and empowering nature of God’s heart toward others. (See Intercession Blueprints below.)
While Graham Cooke and Allison Bown no longer maintain an official connection to the new Warrior Class, the Kingdom legacy continues through the use of their former teaching, books and materials. The majority of our training materials are now developed by our members and/or include Kingdom voices both outside and within TWC.
The Warrior Class intentionally empowers a Kingdom culture of encouragement and joy for the journey. We celebrate and live out how the body of Christ works together. As we grow in our relationship and identity in/with God we adhere to the warrior code we created through the Decisions That Define Us and our Values and Priniciples.
God is passionate. He encouraged us to focus all we have learned in intercession, and through our training, to apostolically minded leaders in all areas of influence in the body of Christ. To sum it up, we are exploring how an amazing Kingdom community of passionate sons and daughters can intentionally live our training together and out loud!
TWC’s passion is to support the body of Christ in three ways:
- Individual warrior training within our community,
- Developing intercession “blueprints” for the Body of Christ.
- Training for local communities/churches and ministries in spiritual growth, deeper relational connection with God, identity in Christ and intercession.
Individual Warrior Training: Within TWC, our members find joy in the journey as we discover the transformation, or upgrades (as we call them in TWC), needed to grow up in God and explore all that is possible with Him. This means we encourage each other. We strengthen in identity and deeper relationship with Father, Son and Holy Spirit and grow in our prophetic gifts through training and intercession.
Imagine the excitement as we discovered this fact: The strength of our intercession rises as we, ourselves, develop in the areas above. We learn to view life from a joyful warrior perspective! How? We tap into conversations among our warrior tribe. We use specialized training materials. team coaching and training calls developed within our community (by our membership), as well as outside resources.
Intercession “Blueprints”: A unique way to support the advance of others in the Kingdom. Over the years, God uncovered a unique process for developing prophetic intercession blueprints.
Our targeted intercession encourages leaders in the Body of Christ. We seek God’s direction on identifying, or bringing forward, those leaders. This process opens the door to relational interaction, walking alongside each other and conversations where we embrace interactive support, feedback and encouraging friendships. In short, it’s a two way process. For more information or how TWC might be able to partner with you through our unique intercession blueprints, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Training for Communities/Churches and Ministries:
In creating Blueprints we made a fantastic discovery. Leaders receiving those Blueprints would ask TWC to help their teams and communities train in spiritual development, identity and intercession. We found this was an incredible way to support and encourage the body of Christ.
Whether you receive a Blueprint or not, we are happy to link arms with you as you build a stronger community and team. These training sessions encourage further development in hearing God, identity in Christ, Kingdom mindsets and Intercession. We activate and train toward a stronger foundation for your group. Contact us at email@example.com for more information.