Job Description Prayer Ministry Director
United Pentecostal Church – 1989
To administer and motivate the Prayer Ministry Department in a manner that will create a spirit of joyful prayer within the church. Your main focus will be upon promoting, directing and organizing Prayer within the Church, as well as encouraging consistent fasting and Bible reading habits. Your motto will be that of II Chronicles 7:14. In focusing upon this, you will assist in accomplishing the main task of the church, this being, perfecting the bride of Christ and reaching a lost and dying world.
1. Must be filled with the Holy Ghost.
2. Must meet the qualifications for church membership.
3. Must be loyal to the Pastor.
4. Must be willing to work in harmony with others.
5. Must carry a special burden for the Prayer Ministry.
6. Must be able to instill enthusiasm and excitement.
7. Must be able to lead and motivate people.
8. Must be a lover of souls
9. Must be faithful and dependable in accomplishing duties.
10. Must have a consistent and growing prayer life.
** Shall oversee and supervise all operations of the Prayer Ministry Department under the direction of the pastor. Shall seek to implement all duties with tact, zeal, and dedication.
a. Please Note: We are not trying to make people feel guilty about prayer, but to promote a life-style of prayer. Not everyone will be able to attend all prayer meetings. Some will be involved in other parts of the work of God. It is your job to encourage people to pray, not force them to pray. Prayer that comes as a result of feeling guilty or pressured does not accomplish as much as heartfelt prayer.
** Shall encourage as many as are able to be faithful to early morning prayer, Monday through Friday, at 6:00 a.m.
** Shall encourage all church members to be faithful to Saturday Evening prayer, 7:00 p.m – 9:00 p.m.
** Shall strongly encourage a half-hour of prayer before all church services (your own personal faithfulness and attendance is expected).
** Shall work with the pastor to encourage daily/weekly “Family Devotions” in all possible families of the church. Shall promote Family Devotions by all available means.
** Shall make an approximate count of the number of people praying at early morning prayer, Saturday Evening Prayer, pre-service prayer, and any other special called prayer meetings. These totals will be turned in on your monthly report.
a. You may appoint others to help you do this. Clear all selections with the Pastor.
** Shall begin and maintain a Prayer Hotline in order for the church to quickly access the Throne Of God for emergency needs.
a. Print a list of names and phone numbers of all who wish to be involved. When an immediate need occurs, the first person will call the second person on the list. The second shall call the third, etc. If no one is home, the next number on the list will be called until someone is reached. That person then continues the hotline chain.
b. All hotline requests are to be cleared through the Pastor first. If the pastor is gone, use your own discretion.
** Shall help the Pastor promote and coordinate the annual Prayer and Fasting Week the first week in January each year. This week of prayer is to help the church seek guidance and prepare itself for the coming year of revival and growth.
** Shall help the pastor promote and coordinate the annual “Prayer Revival” with a special speaker. Emphasis will be upon teaching and practicing prayer (much time is devoted within each service to prayer). Promote this strongly.
** Shall organize and oversee the Quarterly “24-Hour Prayer and Fasting Chain” that will begin at an appointed time and go “round the clock” with sacrificial praying. Commitments should be taken to try and fill all time slots within the 24-hour period.
a. This should be promoted with a chart posted on bulletin board listing names and times committed.
b. This time will usually be followed with communion the next service.
** Shall develop and maintain a prayer request board to be used during the special times of prayer. This is to be kept in an unobtrusive area, and brought out only as needed.
** Shall direct and oversee “The Intercessors” prayer teams.
a. This group will commit themselves to at least one hour of prayer each day.
b. They will also be divided into twelve small teams or groups. Each small team will be scheduled once every three months to pray during the entire Sunday Night Service – in the prayer
room – interceding for the service and Word to touch saints a and sinners alike. This way, every Sunday Night, there are people praying for that service during the service.
c. This group of prayer warriors will be used in many other ways also.
** Shall promote prayer with all available means, including church bulletin, church bulletin boards, posters, banners, fliers, passing out literature, loaning out books and tapes, etc.
** Shall maintain a “Prayer Library” of books, tapes, and articles on prayer. These are to be made available to the church membership on a “for sale” or “loan” basis. Promote the prayer library by
all available means.
a. Be constantly on the lookout for new materials to add to our prayer library. (Note: all material should be cleared with the pastor before being promoted.)
** Shall recruit ‘prayer partners’ to be praying simultaneously during the ministry of any outreach or evangelism endeavor: Home Bible Studies, Saturday Door Knocking, etc.
a. A prayer partner shall also be assigned to each New Convert so that someone is specifically holding them up in prayer. You will get a copy of all New Convert records for this purpose.
** Shall promote and encourage prayer each month on a major service night before the entire congregation.
a. Time to be given: 10-15 minutes
b. Promote prayer times, upcoming prayer plans, prayer library, etc.
c. Use a variety of methods of promotion during this time. Don’t get in the rut of just “preaching” at people.
** Shall coordinate the “Prayer Checks” method of blessing Missionaries, Home Missionaries, and others that the Pastor wishes to give them to.
a. The “Prayer Check” is like a normal check, but instead of “cash on demand”, it will supply “prayer on demand”. The person who has one can “cash it in” when ever they wish for what ever need they have. If the check is for 10 hours of prayer, then we will guarantee that amount of prayer for that need.
b. The Prayer Check is to be given with a self-stamped, self-addressed envelope. It should look much like a normal check.
c. It is very effective to give these to visitors and sinners.
** Shall oversee and promote the annual “Bread” (Bible Reading Enriches Any Day) promotion, encouraging all members to be faithful to consistent Bible reading.
** Shall work with the Pastor in selecting a department assistant to help you in all phases of your departmental duties.
** Shall be an example to the church in faithfulness by attending all church services and special functions.
** Shall be an example to the church in soulwinning by being continually involved in the Home Bible Study Ministry, or some other form of outreach ministry.
** Shall be an example to the church in spiritual growth by coming at least one-half hour before each service to pray. This is a MUST.
** Shall attend all Annual Planning Retreats and Monthly Departmental Planning Councils.
** If unable to attend because of an emergency, shall inform the Pastor in advance and endeavor to have a substitute attend in your place.
** Shall hand in an official monthly report at the Monthly Staff Council.
** Shall endeavor to not schedule any departmental activities on Monday night. Monday will be known as “Family Night” and all church members are encouraged to stay home with their families on this night.
** Shall perform additional duties as required.
The Prayer Ministry Director is responsible directly to the Pastor. Each year, the Pastor and Director will review this Job Description, update and improve to make more applicable to the position. Accountability shall consist of a monthly report of all activities and upcoming events. The Director is responsible for all Department staff and personnel. The director will work closely with all departments, but specifically with Outreach, Public Relations, and New Convert Care. Evaluation of performance of this position shall be performed by the Pastor on an annual basis. The term of this office shall be for one year.
Training and Development
** Read “A Treasury of Prayer” & “Revival Praying” by Leonard Ravenhill (Bethany Fellowship)
** Read “The Hour That Changes The World” & “No Easy Road” by Dick Eastman (Baker House)** Read “Praying Hyde” by Francis A. McGraw (Moody Press)
** Read “The Kneeling Christian” by Anonymous (Zondervan)
** Read “Another Wave Of Revival” by Frank Bartleman (Whitaker House)
** Read “Let My People Grow” by Tim Massengale (Revival Research)
** Read any additional book(s) provided by the Pastor.
Job Goals For The Year Of 1988
** Explore the feasibility of early morning prayer.
** Work with Pastor to plan the “Prayer Revival.”
** Begin Quarterly 24-hour Prayer & Fasting chains.
** Begin taking an approximate count at all church prayer meetings.
** Develop “prayer check” ministry for missionaries and others.
** Develop and implement the Prayer Hotline.
** Develop a “Prayer Library” of books & tapes.
** Promote prayer by various means: posters, fliers, bulletin, etc.
** Develop a plan for promoting a Family Devotion time in each family.
** Design special Prayer Request Board.
** Help the Youth Department organize a Youth Prayer Meeting.
** Develop Job Descriptions for all interdepartmental positions.