To be chosen as part of the prayer team is an honor. We thank you for your dedication to The Lord and your desire to be available to pray for others. RTP is a Christian outreach ministry reaching across the spectrum to people from all walks of life and denominations, thus we are very careful and prayerful using the wisdom of The Holy Spirit with our approach, therefore the following guidelines have been prayerfully set to help in this area. Please stay within them.
1. Never place your hands on anyone, even holding their hand is not allowed. 2. Never speak in, what some denominations refer to as, tongues. 3. Never counsel anyone with advice, give them Scripture only. 4. If someone has come forward as a first time convert, explain to them from the Scriptures concerning salvation and what it means. 5. If someone has come forward to rededicate pray with them and from Scripture help them understand spiritual restoration. 6. Never discuss theology, doctrine or exegesis, etc .... in all situations be prepared to share the Scriptures only. 7. Never share your denominations/churches teaching, preaching etc, share Scriptures only.. 8. If you come upon a situation that is troubling, i.e. a suicidal situation, a confession of murder, a confession of pregnancy without parents/guardians knowing, abortion, etc, don't get personally involved, share the Scriptures and encourage them to seek help from professional resources. You must alert the President of Raise The Praise with any uncomfortable situations you have encountered. 9. Prayer Director will have all who come forward to fill out cards which will be given to the President of Raise The Praise who in return will contact local fellowships in the person/s area and have the fellowship reach out to anyone in their area that has come into salvation or rededication, unless a church has been designated on the commitment card and then that church will be contacted and encouraged to do follow up with the individual/s. 10. Remember do not share the Scriptures based on the persuasion of the teaching of your denomination. Open the Scriptures and share the Scriptures that relate to the situation i.e. salvation, rededication, the forgiveness of sin, restoration, hope etc all which lies within the Scripture which points to Jesus. 11. Never discuss or deride another person's denomination or beliefs; we're not here to debate, we're here to share Scripture. So don't be pulled into a theology/doctrinal debate. 12. Legally we are NOT counselors and cannot use the word counseling when sharing the Scriptures. We are considered encouragers that are available to pray and share the Scriptures that gives forgiveness love, hope, help, peace, strength, in Jesus, thus don't use the word counseling at anytime.
Thank you for stepping up and having a heart to serve Jesus by being available to love and serve others for Him.