Spirit-Enabled Prayer Ministry J. Randolph Turpin, D.Min.
“I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” (Jesus Christ, John 14:12)
? “What would happen if the church of the twenty-first century were to fully embrace the dynamic of the Holy Spirit in the conduct of ministry?” (p. 2)
“In those days, we didn’t use programs. We just prayed until God told us what to do, and we did it.” (Millard E. Littlefield, 1990)
Spirit-Enabled Prayer Ministry • Embracing the Dynamic of the Spirit in the Practice of Ministry • Facilitating and Pastoring a Spirit-Enabled Prayer Ministry • Training Spirit-Enabled Prayer Ministry Teams
Embracing the Dynamic of the Spirit in the Practice of Ministry • The Normative Role of the Spirit in New Testament Ministry • Implications for 21st Century Ministry
A Functional Relationship Between the Gifts Interpretation of Tongues Tongues Gifts of Healing Word of Knowledge Prophecy Word of Wisdom Miraculous Powers Faith Discerning of Spirits
“I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.” (Jesus Christ, John 5:19)
Facilitating and Pastoring a Spirit-Enabled Prayer Ministry • Preparing a “Place of Habitation” for the Holy Spirit • Providing Time and Space for People to Encounter God • Listening for the Voice of God • Exercising Pastoral Oversight
Training Spirit-Enabled Prayer Ministry Teams • Defining the Prayer Ministry Team Model • Identifying and Selecting the Team Members • Training the Team Members • Prayer Ministry Guidelines
Testimonies of Answered Prayer Alice Cardiomyopathy Diabetes Diabetic Neuropathy Electrolyte Imbalance
Testimonies of Answered Prayer Alice H e a l e d !
Testimonies of Answered Prayer Ruth Life-threatening infections
Testimonies of Answered Prayer Ruth H e a l e d !
Testimonies of Answered Prayer Cassandra Stroke-like symptoms
Testimonies of Answered Prayer Cassandra H e a l e d !
Testimonies of Answered Prayer Tommy Bleeding Injury
Testimonies of Answered Prayer Tommy H e a l e d !
Testimonies of Answered Prayer Margaret Lumps in the neck
Testimonies of Answered Prayer Margaret H e a l e d !
Testimonies of Personal Ministry Improvement Tim “It has never been difficult for me to believe that God has power to perform miracles. It has, however, been difficult to believe that He will perform them through me…. I think that through this study I realize that this power is as much for me as anyone else” (p. 103).
Testimonies of Personal Ministry Improvement Rachel “I have learned to wait on the Lord and be sensitive to the Spirit…. I have become bolder when praying for needs around the altar. I now stand in front of people when I pray with them…. Most of all, I have been made more aware of the need to have compassion for them…. Since taking this class, I never pray for anyone anymore without first waiting on God’s anointing” (p. 103).
Testimonies of Personal Ministry Improvement Faye “Prayer ministry is coming forth with more boldness, sincerity and authority.” (p. 103).
Testimonies of Personal Ministry Improvement Linda “I prayed with the same person in two of our altar services, and I found myself really burdened for her need…. I cried out to God in her behalf. My faith was lifted I felt that God touched her.” (p. 103).
“As you go, preach this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven is near.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.” (Jesus Christ, Matthew 10:7-8)