At public meetings, such as Sunday morning worship, conferences and other special events, the Pastor or guest leading the meeting may invite people forward for ministry. At these times, the Pastor often offers to have someone pray with them. The Prayer Ministry Team is a group of individuals released by the leadership of the church for these purposes.
The PMT meets together monthly to become equipped to do the work of the ministry, to be able to preach the good news to the poor that the Kingdom of God is here, to press in further in learning to pray for healing the sick, delivering the oppressed, binding up the broken-hearted, and to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord’s favor. Each of us seeks to see Jesus glorified in our lives and pursue God’s heart. We pray for one another. We explore Biblical prayer models, prophetic prayer, healing prayer, delivering prayer. We seek to know the presence of God in our lives, corporately and individually, here and in the streets, so that when we minister, the person being ministered to will leave knowing, most of all, that God loves them.
Requirements for participation on the Prayer Ministry Team:
Each member of the Prayer Ministry Team is a born-again, Spirit-filled Christian, who is committed to and financially supporting the ministry of JPC and its Pastor.
Candidates should be actively involved in one of the home groups or other ministries of JPC. Home groups are the best place to establish yourself as accountable and responsible to your brothers and sisters in this body and for gifts to be recognized and encouraged.
Trustworthiness is very important. (Caution: Time and familiarity do not equal trust, but do allow for it.) You learn best by first praying for each other there. Home group leaders (servants) are themselves all members of the Prayer Ministry Team and able to help you learn. Over time, your home group leader or Pastor may recommend that you minister on the Prayer Ministry Team.
Candidates who wish to apply must complete an all-day training class and participate in a mentoring relationship with a current member of the Prayer Ministry Team.
Both members and candidates are expected to complete current training, meet together regularly with the rest of the team for teaching and praying for one another and be released into this ministry by the Prayer Ministry Team Coordinator, Mike Brink.
For more information about being a part of the Prayer Ministry team click here to contact Mike Brink