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Prayer Ministry Team Member

Ministry Description

Position Risk Assessment: High
Term of Office: 1 year, renewable
Supervision and Support: Reports to: Prayer Ministry Team Leader
Staff Liaison (if different from above):
Committee/Board responsible for this ministry: Pastoral Care Committee
Purpose: To offer prayer during times of crisis and celebration
Population(s) served: The congregation

Skills & Qualifications:

  • have had Healing Prayer training and have undergone personal counselling so that you can understand and know the Holy Spirit’s healing on a personal level
  • evidence of a personal engagement with the gospel
  • strong interpersonal, communication and listening skills
  • a sensitivity to people of diverse backgrounds, and for those in difficult circumstances
  • deep faith in Jesus Christ and commitment to the healing ministry of the Lord as understood by the Anglican Church
  • genuine compassion and respect for all persons
  • the ability to set and maintain personal boundaries
  • position required a Police Records Check

Training Provided:

  • Healing Prayer training by the Prayer Ministry Team Leaders
  • other prayer training as it becomes available
  • Diocesan Sexual Misconduct training every 3 years

Meeting Date & Time:

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

Time Commitment Involved:

  • 10:45 a.m. Sunday Service as well as the monthly Healing Service as scheduled
  • arrive for the service 15 minutes early to prepare through prayer
  • prayer ministry often continues after the Service
  • occasional support to the Incumbent at Diocesan Renewal Services

Description of Duties / Responsibilities:

  • attend trainings when available
  • ensure Prayer time during the service provides those being prayed for with a safe, positive experience of the Holy Spirit
  • communicate any concerns to the Prayer Ministry Leader in a timely fashion

Limits of the Position:

  • in the event of a one-on-one meeting, comply with the Responsible Ministry: Screening in Faith Policy, completing the “One-on-One Record Form”, and notify the Prayer Ministry Team Leader
  • 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 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 27, 2003