The How To's of Prayer Ministry Wisdom

  1. Do not discuss personal moral weaknesses with those who are not willing to protect you.

    2. Within the ministry of prayer, never address serious personal problems among those to whom you do not feel safe, trust or have a good standing relationship. Accountability is a must. All of us need wise godly counsel. A safe haven for inner healing. A covering of accountability is a legitimate biblical principle. Do not look for it among those who do not share a realistic understanding of the role of leadership or the responsibility it bears!

    3. Do not place those in leadership who are always critical and never offer creative practical solutions.

    4. Do not place individuals in leadership with deep emotional issues or swings.

    5. Do not put those in authority who have a record of disloyalty to you or to your ministry.

    6. Do not place individuals in authority who consistently place you in a defensive posture, feeling unsafe, display open contempt, no matter how wonderful their gift and abilities may be, do not use them.

    7. As ministry advances into plateaus of growth, offenses arise because of ministry styles. Usually a ministry leader who has served as chief cook and bottle washer is forced into an unfamiliar need to diversifying their responsibility to others. This is an unavoidable stress because it can be similar to giving away the baby that you have born and cared for through infant hood. It is wise to perfect procedural protocols as the ministry grows through roundtable open discussion. When those who labor with you in ministry understand that an honest attempt has been made, most are willing to work through the difficulties. I assure you, you will live through it.