The Work of a Church Prayer Coordinator or Ministries Leader
Each congregation should choose a prayer coordinator to head up a prayer team
which will meet regularly to consider the prayer needs of the church and
implement congregational prayer involvement. This team may be selected by the
prayer coordinator and the pastor together–and can consist of a pastor, elder,
deacon or deaconess, or any church member who is vitally involved in prayer.
Choice of an associate or assistant coordinator can be made by the prayer team.
Try to keep the prayer team small enough to work well together.
The person appointed to the position of church prayer coordinator must be:
- Committed to prayer.
- Able to organize, encourage, persevere, and give leadership in prayer
- Eager to attend key prayer events.
Suggestions for division of responsibilities for associates, assistants or
- The Pastoral Prayer Partner ministry of prayer for the pastor
- Personal Prayer Partners, promoting family prayer, prayer in the
- Friendship Prayer Ministry: prayer tree, prayer breakfasts, prayer
walks, and other outreach ideas
- Creative ideas for prayer in the worship services, a day of prayer
activities, a prayer emphasis week, prayer meetings, ten days of fasting and
- Evangelism prayer groups
- Promoting prayer seminars, summits, prayer vigils, special speakers,
Usually Conference Prayer Coordinators are available to counsel,
provide source materials, speakers and seminars. Check with your local