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Prayer Ministry Team Leader

Ministry Description

Position Risk Assessment: High
Term of Office: 3 year, renewable - appointed and reviewed annually by the Incumbent
Supervision and Support: Reports to: Incumbent
Staff Liaison (if different from above):
Committee/Board responsible for this ministry: Pastoral Care Committee
Purpose: To mentor and be accountable for the all members who minister to others by prayer or anointing with oil
Population(s) served: Prayer Ministry Team Members
Lay Anointers
Prayer Chain Members

Skills / Qualifications:

  • have undergone personal counselling
  • understand and know the Holy Spirit’s healing on a personal level
  • strong interpersonal, communication and listening skills
  • a sensitivity to people of diverse backgrounds, and for those in difficult circumstances
  • genuine compassion and respect for all persons
  • position requires a Police Records Check

Spiritual Gifts Recommended:

  • prayer
  • discernment
  • leadership
  • organization
  • teaching
  • healing
  • wisdom

Training Provided:

  • Healing Prayer Training
  • Diocesan Sexual Misconduct training every 3 years

Meeting Date & Time:

  • meetings with the entire team and the Incumbent every few months

Time Commitment Involved:

  • time to answer frequent telephone calls during the week
  • occasional training sessions for members of the team as needed
  • supervision during the 10:45 a.m. Sunday Service

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • schedule Prayer Ministry Team members into teams for the 10:45 a.m. Sunday Service, as well as the monthly Healing Service
  • communicate any concerns to the Incumbent in a timely fashion
  • oversee the Lay Anointers as necessary
  • oversee the Prayer Chain as necessary
  • encourage opportunities for trainings
  • become open to each Prayer Ministry Team member in order to ensure healthy growth
  • ensure the Prayer time / Anointing time during the service runs smoothly to provide those being
  • ministered to with a safe, positive experience of the Holy Spirit
  • is responsible for interviewing new members and completing the appropriate section on the Responsible Ministry: Screening in Faith Checklist
  • ensure others follow the guidelines of the Responsible Ministry: Screening in Faith guidelines, especially making sure the “One-on-One Record Sheet” is completed when necessary
  • submits a report for the Annual Vestry Report Book

Limits of the Position:

  • comply with the Responsible Ministry: Screening in Faith reporting requirement when meeting one-on-one
  • comply with all policies governing confidentiality

Benefits & Opportunities:

  • grow personally and spiritually through service to others
  • develop strong relationships with members of the team
  • have a profound effect on the overall well-being of people and families in crisis

Office Instructions: Provide a copy of this position description to the applicant. Place a copy in the applicant’s file in a locked filing cabinet. Record the completion of this step on the applicant’s Screening Checklist.

Rev: October 26, 2003