MISSION:

The mission of the Prayer Ministry is to INTERCEDE to God constantly on behalf of the church leaders and its members, ENCOURAGE and MOTIVATE the church members to develop a prayer life!

PURPOSE:

The purpose of the Prayer Ministry is as follows:

  • To plan and conduct prayer meetings or sessions, and help lead the church members to an active life of prayer
  • To help turn God’s House, the church building, into a House of Prayer (Isa 56:7; Matth 21:13)
  • To pray with others in the body of Christ for specific concerns and needs of people known or unknown to us
  • To help organize a system for passing prayer concerns down the prayer chain…
  • To help organize at least 4 home-prayer-cells around the four corners of the church (East-West & North-South)

 

MINISTRY DESCRIPTION (Duties):

This ministry is responsible for the followings:

  1. To promote and encourage the church members to participate in the weekly prayer activities
  2. To have a home-prayer-service at a different location every week for members and non-members
  3. To encourage the formation of more than one home-prayer-cells when group reaches 25 or more
  4. To stay informed of those who are sick, hospitalized, persecuted, troubled, depressed or just having tough time, in order to pray for them and visit them
  5. To provide a monthly report to the pastor and the deacon board on the undertaken prayer activities and share the testimonies of the power of prayer in the church’s life

PLAN/ACTIVITIES:

  1. First Sunday night of the month in collaboration with the Deacon Ministry (7-9pm): Night Worship Service
  2. Every Monday night (7-9pm): Small Group Home Prayer
  3. Every Tuesday night [if no leadership class] (7-9pm): Prayer Service at the Church
  4. Every Saturday Morning (9am-12 noon): Prayer and Fasting at the Church
    1. One Saturday for the Men’s Ministry to be in charge of the service
    2. One Saturday for the Women’s Ministry
    3. One Saturday for the Youth Ministry
    4. One Saturday for the Deacon Board
    5. One Saturday in September and January for the opening of schools
    6. One Saturday in December and June for the closing of schools
  5. Every three month, 3rd Friday night of the month (9pm-12 midnight): Nightwatch Prayer Service
  6. Organize different groups to pray with people at the hospitals, nursing homes or prisons

MOTIVATION:

  • INTERCEDE to God constantly on behalf of the church leaders and its members,
  • ENCOURAGE the church members by creating prayer activities that are effective and appealing
  • MOTIVATE the church members to develop a prayer life by getting them involve
  • SHARE the results of the activities and the testimonies of the power of prayer in the church’s life

LEADERSHIP SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

                Spiritual Qualifications:

  • Personal PRAYER life and able to lead prayer groups
  • Wisdom and discernment abilities
  • Bring comfort, consolation, and healing to others
  • Spiritual leadership abilities
  • Open minded, eager to learn and able to teach others
  • Organized and possess organizational skills to manage

                Natural Qualifications:

  • Have undergone or willing to receive personal counseling and able to counsel others
  • Understand and know the Holy Spirit’s healing power on a personal level
  • Have interpersonal communication and listening skills
  • Able to show sensitivity to people of diverse backgrounds, and for those in difficult circumstances
  • Have genuine compassion and respect for all persons

LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE (Committee):

The organization is composed of five members as follows: 

A Leader:

The Leader must live his life in a way to exemplify all that the group represents; he must lead the group in a godly fashion; he must learn how to manage conflicts among the members; he is responsible to uphold all the functions of the brotherhood; he is responsible for the success and failure of the ministry; he has to call the meetings, direct or manage them, and make sure that they are appropriate; he is responsible to decide on and invite the guest speakers; he has the final word in cooperation with the pastor to decide on their participation in outside conventions; finally, he has to show personal spiritual growth and watch over the spiritual growth of the members.

An Assistant Leader:

The assistant leader is a collaborator of the leader; he is responsible to live an exemplify life just like the leader; he is responsible to replace the leader at his absence and fulfill all the functions of the leader; in case of resignation (voluntary or involuntary) or in case of death, he automatically becomes the leader.  In due time, there will be assistant leaders for the East Prayer Group, West, North, and South.

A Secretary:

The secretary is responsible to keep the minutes of each meeting; he has to keep the archives of the ministry; he has update the absentees of their tasks; he is responsible to contact the members (word of mouth, phone, or by mail) to remind them of the meetings, times and places; he has to work in collaboration with the Music and Audio-Visual dept to assure all the needed equipment are in place.

A Treasurer:

The treasurer is responsible to keep all the financial records and financial administration of the ministry; he has to plan and proposed a yearly budget; he has to motivate the men to contribute and create fund raising activities; he has to work in collaboration with the church treasurer.

A Gate Keeper and Counselor:

The counselor is responsible to make sure that the group is going to the right direction and making the right decisions; he is responsible to help and counsel all the leaders; he is there as a veteran to share his experience on what to do and what not to do; he has to help to them keep track of all events (internal or external) in order for the ministry to take part in them.

 

TERM LIMIT:       The Committee is nominated by the pastor for a period of 2 years…