Welcome
Opening Prayer
Introduce yourself and share your
thoughts on THIS Alpha course, the
training you have received, an...
Alpha Leader
Logistics for the Weekend.
Alpha Weekend Away
What do you think
of when
“Holy Spirit”
is talked about?
Alpha Weekend Away
What are three things do
you think are important
to know about
before taking part in
the Weekend Away?
Alpha Weekend Away
Remember that Ministry
simply means
• Praying for others in the power of
the Holy Spirit
• Meeting the ...
Theology for Ministry
Jesus’ Ministry
Luke 4:18, 19 "The Spirit of the
Lord is on me, because he has
anointed me to preach...
Theology
for Ministry
The Twelve
Luke 9:1 “When Jesus had called the
Twelve together, he gave them
power and authority to ...
Theology for
Ministry
The 72 Others
Luke 10:1-3 “After this the Lord appointed
seventy-two others and sent them two by
two...
Theology for
Ministry
The Great Commission
Matthew 28:18-20 “Then Jesus came to them
and said, ‘All authority in heaven an...
Theology for
Ministry
Paul’s Testimony
Romans 15:17-19 “Therefore I glory in Christ
Jesus in my service to God. I will not...
What is Prayer?
Conversation with God
Why do we pray?
Matthew 6:5 “And when you pray, .
. .
(didn’t say, if – said when!)
Why do we pray?
Mark 11:24 “Therefore I tell you,
whatever you ask for in prayer,
believe that you have received it,
and i...
Why do we pray?
Luke:5:16
“Jesus
often
withdrew
to lonely
places
and
prayed.”
Why do we pray?
John 17:9
“I pray
for them.”
(Good enough
for Jesus –
good enough
for me.)
Why do we pray?
Acts 1:14
“They all joined
together
constantly in
prayer.”
(That takes care
of when!)
Why do we pray?
Romans 8:26
“We do not know what
we ought to pray for,
but the Spirit
intercedes for us with
groans that w...
Prayer Ministry
We have covered
basic prayer with
our Table
Families and we
have prayed
together.
BUT. . . .
Prayer Ministry
• Weekend
Away is
almost here!
• The Healing
Service will
arrive
shortly
after that!
Prayer Ministry Values
There are 6 MM’s’s
Or
Prayer Ministry Values
3 M&M’s
Prayer Ministry Values
Mission
Model
Means
Ministry
Motive
MMeasure
Mission
God the Father in his love for
the world is for us!
Mission
John 3:16
“For God so loved the world
that he gave his one and only
Son, that whoever believes in
him shall not pe...
Mission
He is committed to the
salvation of the world
• He has sent His Son to
achieve that salvation
• He has sent His Sp...
Model
God the Son, in
his life, death
on the cross,
resurrection
and ascension
is the
foundation
and model for
all ministr...
Model
1 John 4:9
“This is how
God showed
his love among
us: He sent
his one and
only Son into
the world that
we might live...
Model
We seek to
minister in
a Christ-
like manner
and in all
things to
point to
Him.
Means
God the Spirit is
the personal
empowering
presence of God
and is the means
by which the
lordship of
Christ is shown
...
Means
Acts 2: 32-33, 38
“God has raised this Jesus to
life, and we are all
witnesses of the fact.
Exalted to the right han...
Means
We seek to minister in
the power of the Spirit.
Ministry
God in his purposes has chosen to work
through the church, Christ’s body, to
implement his plan of salvation.
Ministry
Eph. 4:11-13 “It was he
who gave some to be
apostles, some to be
prophets, some to be
evangelists, and some to
be...
Ministry
We seek to be his instruments as a
part of the Body of Christ.
Motive
Love is our motive.
Motive
Motive
We seek the
very highest
for those we
minister to,
respecting
their dignity
and freedom
at all times.
MMeasure
The Bible is the ultimate measure of our
Christian faith and conduct.
MMeasure
II Timothy 3:16-17
“All Scripture is God-
breathed and is
useful for teaching,
rebuking, correcting
and training ...
MMeasure
We seek to ensure that our
ministry is always consistent
with God’s word.
Logistical Considerations
• Be prepared
spiritually and
physically.
• Pray and perhaps
fast.
• Have someone
else praying f...
Logistical Considerations
• Consider hands,
fingernails,
breath mints,
perfume, body
odor, clothing.
• Men with men,
women...
Logistical Considerations
Expect Him to
come
Don’t take
credit
Don’t take
blame
Logistical Considerations
Sit with your
group
Feel unworthy?
Pray that HS
will shine in
hearts
Logistical Considerations
• During any
chapel/healing
prayer time:
– Face guest
with eyes
open
– Invite Holy
Spirit
Logistical Considerations
• During any
chapel/healing
prayer time:
– Listen to God
for
instructions
– Silence is
okay
Logistical Considerations
• During any
chapel/healing
prayer time:
– Share
impressions
(words of
knowledge) with
person
– ...
Confidentiality!!!!!
Speak quietly.
Never, ever
discuss with
anyone other
than a Pastor
and the other
people praying
with ...
Confidentiality!!!!!
2 Exceptions:
• Between spouses
– ask if it is
okay to share
info with spouse
• Too much for
you to h...
Useful Scripture Points:
Useful Scripture Points:
1 John 5:14
“This is the confidence we have in
approaching God: that if we ask anything
according...
Useful Scripture Points:
Matthew 28:20
“and teaching them to obey everything I have
commanded you. And surely I am with yo...
Useful Scripture Points:
Psalm 46:1
Useful Scripture Points:
Jeremiah 29:11
“For I know the plans I have for you,"
declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you an...
Useful Scripture Points:
Isaiah 30:21
“Whether you turn to the right or to the
left, your ears will hear a voice behind
yo...
Useful Scripture Points:
Romans 8:28
“And we know that in all things God works
for the good of those who love him, who
hav...
Useful Scripture Points:
Hebrews 13:5
“Never will I leave you;
      never will I forsake you."
Useful Scripture Points:
What are your favorites?
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Share your favorites via email with each
other.
Use the KISS method
Keep it Super Simple
• Simple
– Not flowery and
formal and fancy
Use the KISS method
• Truthful
Use the KISS method
• Authentic
Use the KISS method
• Short
– Like a girl’s skirt –
long enough
to cover
the subject
but short
enough to
be interesting.
If you go to them
Remember to pray in pairs –
men for men and women for women.
If you go to them
Always give them an
“out.”
(A graceful way to
decline without hurting
your feelings or theirs.)
“Would y...
When praying for a guest
Ask their name and introduce yourself.
When praying for a guest
Ask if they have
something they would
particularly like to be
prayed for –
understanding, faith,
...
When praying for a guest
Ask if it is all right if you touch them.
(Keep your touch light and not on head.)
When praying with a guest
• Ask the
Holy Spirit
to come.
• Then wait
on God for
further
instructions.
When praying with a guest
• Remember KISS.
• Pray for what
they ask.
• Pray for
anything the
Lord asks you to
mention.
When praying with a guest
• Team members
who are not “lead”
are encourage to
add comments or
additional short
prayers, if
...
When praying with a guest
• Continue to pray
while you think
something is
happening.
– Remember the
eyes open thing?
– Don...
When praying with a guest
• Silently ask God
what he wants you
do say or do, how he
wants you to
encourage the person
and ...
After prayer
Ask them how the prayer has made them
feel or if they felt anything happen.
After prayer
“Do you understand
God to be saying
anything?”
“Are you aware of
God doing anything?”
Make sure that they
don...
After prayer
If “nothing” happened,
can pray again. Can
ask if there is
anything they can
think of that might
be blocking–...
After prayer
Assure that “something” did happen – just
sometimes, we don’t “get it” at first.
That includes EVERYONE prese...
After prayer
It is the
Holy Spirit’s
ministry.
Answers to
prayer can
appear to be
gradual.
After prayer
Encourage them to
• Continue to study
scripture.
• Let you know
“what happens.”
• Allow us to pray
again for ...
After prayer
Encourage
• Christian community -
where long term
healing and spiritual
growth takes place.
– Warn against
po...
After the Weekend
Team members should be prayed for
by the prayer ministry team.
After the Weekend
Team members should share
any concerns privately
with the Pastor and Alpha Leader.
Healing Service
Personal Preparation
Fasting
Healing Service
Personal Preparation
Reading
scripture
Healing Service
Personal Preparation
Prayer
Healing Service
Personal Preparation
Reframing
from
something
distracting.
Logistics
• No discussion
group
• Sanctuary
prepared
• Prayer teams
assembled
• Quiet music
Word of Knowledge
I Corinthians 12:8
“To one there is
given through the
Spirit the
message of
wisdom, to
another the
messa...
Word of Knowledge
One of the gifts of
the Spirit.
If you receive a
Word of
Knowledge, share it
with the pastor and
Alpha L...
Healing Takes Many Forms
Emotional
Healing Takes Many Forms
Physical
Healing Takes Many Forms
Relationships
Healing Takes Many Forms
Soul
Healing Takes Many Forms
Financial
Healing Takes Many Forms
Restoration of wholeness
Healing
Remember:
• God acts in mysterious and miraculous
ways.
• Healing takes many forms.
Healing
Remember:
• It is no one’s fault if everything is not
“healed.”
• May get prompting to pray with someone.
• Don’t ...
Healing Prayers
Main thing:
Asking for God’s love to be poured
out over His people.
Healing
Lord Jesus,
enter this, Your child,
and fix that which is broken.
But . . .
What are the greatest challenges or
toughest issues you face about the
Weekend Away and/or the Healing
Service?
...
Share that with someone sitting near you
and pray for each other. Covenant to
pray for each other about those issues.
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Holy Spirit training

  1. 1. Welcome Opening Prayer Introduce yourself and share your thoughts on THIS Alpha course, the training you have received, and anything that has happened that has surprised you. Helpful hints for Leader or Trainer? What do you know now that you wish you had known before?
  2. 2. Alpha Leader Logistics for the Weekend.
  3. 3. Alpha Weekend Away What do you think of when “Holy Spirit” is talked about?
  4. 4. Alpha Weekend Away What are three things do you think are important to know about before taking part in the Weekend Away?
  5. 5. Alpha Weekend Away Remember that Ministry simply means • Praying for others in the power of the Holy Spirit • Meeting the needs of others on the prompting of the Holy Spirit
  6. 6. Theology for Ministry Jesus’ Ministry Luke 4:18, 19 "The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed,”
  7. 7. Theology for Ministry The Twelve Luke 9:1 “When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases,”
  8. 8. Theology for Ministry The 72 Others Luke 10:1-3 “After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. He told them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves.’”
  9. 9. Theology for Ministry The Great Commission Matthew 28:18-20 “Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.’"
  10. 10. Theology for Ministry Paul’s Testimony Romans 15:17-19 “Therefore I glory in Christ Jesus in my service to God. I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me in leading the Gentiles to obey God by what I have said and done— by the power of signs and miracles, through the power of the Spirit. So from Jerusalem all the way around to Illyricum, I have fully proclaimed the gospel of Christ.”
  11. 11. What is Prayer? Conversation with God
  12. 12. Why do we pray? Matthew 6:5 “And when you pray, . . . (didn’t say, if – said when!)
  13. 13. Why do we pray? Mark 11:24 “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” (He is waiting on us to ask!)
  14. 14. Why do we pray? Luke:5:16 “Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.”
  15. 15. Why do we pray? John 17:9 “I pray for them.” (Good enough for Jesus – good enough for me.)
  16. 16. Why do we pray? Acts 1:14 “They all joined together constantly in prayer.” (That takes care of when!)
  17. 17. Why do we pray? Romans 8:26 “We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.” (It is okay to struggle with prayer sometimes.)
  18. 18. Prayer Ministry We have covered basic prayer with our Table Families and we have prayed together. BUT. . . .
  19. 19. Prayer Ministry • Weekend Away is almost here! • The Healing Service will arrive shortly after that!
  20. 20. Prayer Ministry Values There are 6 MM’s’s Or
  21. 21. Prayer Ministry Values 3 M&M’s
  22. 22. Prayer Ministry Values Mission Model Means Ministry Motive MMeasure
  23. 23. Mission God the Father in his love for the world is for us!
  24. 24. Mission John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
  25. 25. Mission He is committed to the salvation of the world • He has sent His Son to achieve that salvation • He has sent His Spirit as the means by which we enter into that salvation.
  26. 26. Model God the Son, in his life, death on the cross, resurrection and ascension is the foundation and model for all ministry.
  27. 27. Model 1 John 4:9 “This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.”
  28. 28. Model We seek to minister in a Christ- like manner and in all things to point to Him.
  29. 29. Means God the Spirit is the personal empowering presence of God and is the means by which the lordship of Christ is shown and put into action.
  30. 30. Means Acts 2: 32-33, 38 “God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of the fact. Exalted to the right hand of God, he has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear… "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
  31. 31. Means We seek to minister in the power of the Spirit.
  32. 32. Ministry God in his purposes has chosen to work through the church, Christ’s body, to implement his plan of salvation.
  33. 33. Ministry Eph. 4:11-13 “It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.”
  34. 34. Ministry We seek to be his instruments as a part of the Body of Christ.
  35. 35. Motive Love is our motive.
  36. 36. Motive
  37. 37. Motive We seek the very highest for those we minister to, respecting their dignity and freedom at all times.
  38. 38. MMeasure The Bible is the ultimate measure of our Christian faith and conduct.
  39. 39. MMeasure II Timothy 3:16-17 “All Scripture is God- breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
  40. 40. MMeasure We seek to ensure that our ministry is always consistent with God’s word.
  41. 41. Logistical Considerations • Be prepared spiritually and physically. • Pray and perhaps fast. • Have someone else praying for you.
  42. 42. Logistical Considerations • Consider hands, fingernails, breath mints, perfume, body odor, clothing. • Men with men, women with women.
  43. 43. Logistical Considerations Expect Him to come Don’t take credit Don’t take blame
  44. 44. Logistical Considerations Sit with your group Feel unworthy? Pray that HS will shine in hearts
  45. 45. Logistical Considerations • During any chapel/healing prayer time: – Face guest with eyes open – Invite Holy Spirit
  46. 46. Logistical Considerations • During any chapel/healing prayer time: – Listen to God for instructions – Silence is okay
  47. 47. Logistical Considerations • During any chapel/healing prayer time: – Share impressions (words of knowledge) with person – Ask if there was a sense of something happening
  48. 48. Confidentiality!!!!! Speak quietly. Never, ever discuss with anyone other than a Pastor and the other people praying with your team.
  49. 49. Confidentiality!!!!! 2 Exceptions: • Between spouses – ask if it is okay to share info with spouse • Too much for you to handle – tell them you need help
  50. 50. Useful Scripture Points:
  51. 51. Useful Scripture Points: 1 John 5:14 “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.”
  52. 52. Useful Scripture Points: Matthew 28:20 “and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
  53. 53. Useful Scripture Points: Psalm 46:1
  54. 54. Useful Scripture Points: Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
  55. 55. Useful Scripture Points: Isaiah 30:21 “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it.’”
  56. 56. Useful Scripture Points: Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.“
  57. 57. Useful Scripture Points: Hebrews 13:5 “Never will I leave you;       never will I forsake you."
  58. 58. Useful Scripture Points: What are your favorites? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Share your favorites via email with each other.
  59. 59. Use the KISS method Keep it Super Simple • Simple – Not flowery and formal and fancy
  60. 60. Use the KISS method • Truthful
  61. 61. Use the KISS method • Authentic
  62. 62. Use the KISS method • Short – Like a girl’s skirt – long enough to cover the subject but short enough to be interesting.
  63. 63. If you go to them Remember to pray in pairs – men for men and women for women.
  64. 64. If you go to them Always give them an “out.” (A graceful way to decline without hurting your feelings or theirs.) “Would you like for me to pray with you or are you all right on your own?”
  65. 65. When praying for a guest Ask their name and introduce yourself.
  66. 66. When praying for a guest Ask if they have something they would particularly like to be prayed for – understanding, faith, assurance, wisdom, something that is standing between them and experiencing God, etc. Take time with this part.
  67. 67. When praying for a guest Ask if it is all right if you touch them. (Keep your touch light and not on head.)
  68. 68. When praying with a guest • Ask the Holy Spirit to come. • Then wait on God for further instructions.
  69. 69. When praying with a guest • Remember KISS. • Pray for what they ask. • Pray for anything the Lord asks you to mention.
  70. 70. When praying with a guest • Team members who are not “lead” are encourage to add comments or additional short prayers, if prompted by the Holy Spirit.
  71. 71. When praying with a guest • Continue to pray while you think something is happening. – Remember the eyes open thing? – Don’t get caught up in manifestation
  72. 72. When praying with a guest • Silently ask God what he wants you do say or do, how he wants you to encourage the person and what gifts He wants to impart. – Prophesy = fleeting impressions – Share it!
  73. 73. After prayer Ask them how the prayer has made them feel or if they felt anything happen.
  74. 74. After prayer “Do you understand God to be saying anything?” “Are you aware of God doing anything?” Make sure that they don’t feel dumb.
  75. 75. After prayer If “nothing” happened, can pray again. Can ask if there is anything they can think of that might be blocking– hampering- obstructing- hindering. Can ask for its removal.
  76. 76. After prayer Assure that “something” did happen – just sometimes, we don’t “get it” at first. That includes EVERYONE present!
  77. 77. After prayer It is the Holy Spirit’s ministry. Answers to prayer can appear to be gradual.
  78. 78. After prayer Encourage them to • Continue to study scripture. • Let you know “what happens.” • Allow us to pray again for them.
  79. 79. After prayer Encourage • Christian community - where long term healing and spiritual growth takes place. – Warn against possible temptation – Refuse to consider that “nothing” happened.
  80. 80. After the Weekend Team members should be prayed for by the prayer ministry team.
  81. 81. After the Weekend Team members should share any concerns privately with the Pastor and Alpha Leader.
  82. 82. Healing Service Personal Preparation Fasting
  83. 83. Healing Service Personal Preparation Reading scripture
  84. 84. Healing Service Personal Preparation Prayer
  85. 85. Healing Service Personal Preparation Reframing from something distracting.
  86. 86. Logistics • No discussion group • Sanctuary prepared • Prayer teams assembled • Quiet music
  87. 87. Word of Knowledge I Corinthians 12:8 “To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit”
  88. 88. Word of Knowledge One of the gifts of the Spirit. If you receive a Word of Knowledge, share it with the pastor and Alpha Leader and the person.
  89. 89. Healing Takes Many Forms Emotional
  90. 90. Healing Takes Many Forms Physical
  91. 91. Healing Takes Many Forms Relationships
  92. 92. Healing Takes Many Forms Soul
  93. 93. Healing Takes Many Forms Financial
  94. 94. Healing Takes Many Forms Restoration of wholeness
  95. 95. Healing Remember: • God acts in mysterious and miraculous ways. • Healing takes many forms.
  96. 96. Healing Remember: • It is no one’s fault if everything is not “healed.” • May get prompting to pray with someone. • Don’t speak in tongues.
  97. 97. Healing Prayers Main thing: Asking for God’s love to be poured out over His people.
  98. 98. Healing Lord Jesus, enter this, Your child, and fix that which is broken.
  99. 99. But . . . What are the greatest challenges or toughest issues you face about the Weekend Away and/or the Healing Service? Share that with someone sitting near you and pray for each other. Covenant to pray for each other about those issues.
  100. 100. Share that with someone sitting near you and pray for each other. Covenant to pray for each other about those issues.

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