Job Description: Prayer & Missions Ministry

Job Description: Prayer & Missions Ministry
United Pentecostal Church -1989
Tim Massengale

Job Purpose

To administer and motivate the Prayer and Missions Ministry Department in a manner that will create a spirit of joyful prayer within the church and a strong missions awarness. Your main focus
will be upon promoting, directing and organizing Prayer and Missions activities within the Church, as well as encouraging consistent fasting and Bible reading habits. Your motto will be that of II
Chronicles 7:14 and Mark 16:15. 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.

Job Qualifications

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 & Missions 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 and missions.
9. Must be faithful and dependable in accomplishing duties.
10. Must have a consistent and growing prayer life.
11. Must give faithfully to the cause of Missions.

Job Responsibilities

** 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 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.

World Missions Duties

** Shall oversee and supervise all operations of the World Missions Department under the direction of the Pastor. Shall seek to implement all given duties with tact, zeal, and love.

** Shall collect and read all incoming foreign and home missionary letters.
** Shall plan a 15 min. Missions Sunday presentation the first Sunday Morning of each month.
a. Read the highlights of that months missionary letters. This should be brief.
b. Assign prayer partners for very special needs (check with Pastor).
c. Give that months Missions financial status report.
– Total number missionaries being sponsored
– Total monthly Church Pledge
– Total months Missions income
– If we reached it…Rejoice!
– If we missed it…Encourage!
d. Have two ushers spread out all missionary letters upon the altars and as a “missions” chorus is being sung, ask folks to come up and take a letter, thereby making that missionary their prayer partner for one month. If more are needed, photocopy extra for passing out. Keep this entire promotion positive in spirit.

** Shall promote Home Missions as much as possible at this monthly time also.

** Shall assist the Public Relations Director in designing a quarterly page for the monthly bulletin emphasizing “World Missions”. Highlight a missionary, country, and souls. Should have pictures and illustrations and include the quarters missions financial status.

** Shall assist the Pastor in planning an annual World Missions Convention Week and Faith Promise Service to renew our missions awareness and enlarge our missions support.

** Shall assist the Pastor in selecting individuals to write all missionaries that we support each quarter.
a. A sample letter is to be provided to all letter writers. This letter is to be written by you and approved by the Pastor.
b. Letter is to encourage and uplift the missionaries. Shall also contain some church and district news.
c. Always let the missionary know that a personal reply is not necessary to this letter.
d. For an excellent set of guidelines in this area, write Foreign Missions Division, UPCI.

** Shall keep the missions bulletin board neat and up to date. Missions Board design and theme must be changed each quarter.

** Shall promote and encourage the annual “Christmas For Christ” offering in December.

** Shall promote and encourage giving to the following ministries:
a. Tupelo Children’s Mansion
b. Spirit Of Freedom
c. Lighthouse Boy’s Ranch

** Shall assist in other missions duties as required.

Other Duties

** 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.

Organizational Relationships
The Prayer & Missions 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 “Let My People Grow” by Tim Massengale ( Revival Research)
** 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 “The Kneeling Christian” by Anonymous (Zondervan)
** Read “Another Wave Of Revival” by Frank Bartleman (Whitaker House)
** Read “The Challenge of Missions” & “The Senders” by O.J. Smith – Write: The People’s Church, 374 Sheppard Ave. East, Willowdale, Ontario, Canada, M2N 3B6
** Read any additional book(s) provided by the Pastor.

Job Goals For The Year Of 1989
** Explore the feasibiltyof 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.
** Design special Prayer Request Board.
** Develop Job Descriptions for all Prayer interdepartmental positions.Missions
** Begin Monthly Missions Sunday Presentation.
** Have annual Missions Week & Faith Promise Service.
** Begin sending letters to missionaries.
** Design quarterly missions page for the monthly Church Bulletin.
** Develop Job Descriptions for all Missions interdepartmental positions.

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