Toward Stronger Prayer Team/Church Relationships
Prayer teams sometimes appear to have their own agendas. But they can avoid this potential trouble spot by planning prayer strategies around the vision or mission statement of their church. This shows church leaders that they have the prayer team’s clear support. How can your prayer team develop such a strategy? First, dissect the church’s mission statement to find its main elements. Often church mission statements have “Win” (evangelism), “Grow” (discipleship), and “Send” (missions) elements. Determine what church ministries can be categorized under each element. Next, analyze how existing prayer ministries are supporting those elements. Does your prayer focus revolve around the elements you just identified? Are you focusing prayer for the lost, education ministries, and missions?
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