At the Vineyard we believe that everyone has a part to play in the life of the church. The Bible teaches us that God’s people should be “prepared for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.” .
One of the ways we prepare and build up is through our Ministry Teams. The teams are comprised of people equipped and assigned to minister to those who want to receive prayer. This generally takes place at each our Sunday services.
We agree with the Biblical mandate of praying for others (John 13:34, James 5:16) and we believe God desires to demonstrate and display His Kingdom breaking in “on earth as it is in heaven.” As our model Jesus prayed for others for healing, deliverance and wisdom. He has called us to do the same.
Sunday services are only one area that ministry teams are needed. We also have opportunities for teams to pray for others in workshops and conferences.
“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.” Ephesians 6:18 (NIV)
For more information contact Tom & Cynthia Weston.
Who can participate?
We have a one-day training course for all those who would like to be trained and released to serve on one of the Ministry Teams. Here Is the outline structure of the course:
1. Why we have a Ministry team (making room for the Kingdom)
2. The 5-Step Model
3. Types of Prayer and Gifts
4. Problem Texts
5. Ministry Team: Attitudes and Values
6. Ministry Team: Spiritual and Practical Considerations
1. Complete Intersections
2. Regularly attend a Life Group
3. Receive the recommendation of your Life Group leader
4. Embrace the Mission and Vision Statement of VCGP and the ministry style (philosophy)
5. Participate in a Ministry Team workshop
6. Demonstrate a humble and teachable spirit
7. Recommendation from Lead Pastor
Praying and ministering to one another in the power of the Holy Spirit is crucial to the health and strength of the local church body.
“Then Peter said, ‘Silver or gold I do not have, but what I have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.’ Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong.” Acts 3:6-7 (NIV)
Looking for more information? Looking to sign up to participate in this ministry? Follow this link to the Get Involved Form!