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Practical Leadership

Leading the Church to be People of Prayer

By Dr. Richard J. Krejcir
A few Key Principles to Jumpstart your Church on the Road to His Path!
A few Key Principles to Jumpstart your Church on the Road to His Path!

1. The leader must be a person of prayer!

  • The spirit of truth honors what we are more than what we say.

2. Model prayer in personal relationships.

  • We reproduce what we are over period of time.

3. Preach, teach, witness, and encourage prayer.

4. Practice corporate prayer in small groupings with staff, officers, group leaders, etc.

5. Train small group leaders through giving than an experience of corporate prayer.

6. Schools of prayer are helpful giving instruction and experience of prayer in groups of 3 or 4.

7. Times of international, national and congregational crises are an opportunity for extended prayer.

8. A "30 day prayer covenant" between two people is helpful for many.

9. Let the pastor-leader share own experiences of prayer and request others to pray for his/her needs when appropriate.

10.Key to prayer: is the presence and power of the Holy Spirit.

On Building a Prayer Team: sane Important Qualities.

1. Qualifications: Commitment to Christ, one another, and Christ's work in the world (John 20:19-23; Romans 12:1-21).

2. Attitude: View each other and all things through the eyes of

Christ, with faith, hope, and love, (John 13:34-35).

3. Direction: with Christ, under Scripture, by the Holy Spirit (Mt. 18:19-20).

4. Relationship: Function as a team, members of Christ's body-open, honest, caring, serving (Romans 12:5, I Cor. 12:12-27).

5. Resource: Almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Eph. 1:15-23, 3:14-21).

© 1982, Richard J. Krejcir, Ph.D. Schaeffer Institute of Church Leadership, 
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