Leadership & Prayer Team – Prayer Agreement Leadership & Prayer Team Agreement Prayer Etiquette for CEG Leaders and Prayer Team Members for all CEG worship and events “Whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” (1 Cor. 10:31) “All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify. Let no one seek his own, but each one the other’s well-being.” (1 Cor. 10:23– 24) The Christian Entertainment Guild will be regularly hosting large numbers of visitors from a variety of Christian denominations and traditions. It is our joy to serve the different churches of the earth, each displaying a unique facet of God’s beauty, while reaching for corporate, enjoyable prayer (Isa. 56:7). With this understanding, we face unique challenges concerning social etiquette. Our calling as a Christian Entertainment ministry inevitably creates circumstances in which personal and corporate behaviors collide as differing cultures, religious traditions, ministerial backgrounds, and standards of hygiene converge. Exercise Love For the good of others, we need to govern our time of praying together under the principle of love and not by using prayer as a platform to preach or pronounce judgment. We are intentionally sensitive so that we can, in love, enjoy the differing norms and expectations of our members and visitors. Our Christian freedom is exercised with restraint so that the good of others may prevail. As you look over the etiquette and protocol guidelines, please view them with the understanding that we want everyone to focus and enjoy the Lord in praying with us (Isa. 56:7). Serving on the Prayer Team CEG members on the prayer team are expected to ask those that request prayer for a short description of their prayer needs. Then the prayer team member is to pray with that person concerning their stated needs. As far as reasonably possible, women are to pray for women and men for men. Prayer team members should respect the space and privacy of those they are praying for and ask before touching or hugging anyone. The prayer needs are to be kept confidential outside of the CEG Christian Ed leaders, and not revealed to others, unless otherwise requested by the person being prayed over. Prayer needs should be noted and turned into the CEG Christian Education Team leader with a note on if the person has further needs that need follow up. As a CEG Prayer Team member or other team leader, when praying with someone be sure that there is more than one other person in the same room at all times. Prayer at CEG events is to be worshipful, quiet, dignified, and heartfelt, but subdued and conservative. Prayer team members are not to pray or act dramatically, speak loudly or otherwise draw attention to themselves while praying. While they may kneel, or raise their arms, however, they should not lie on the ground or engage in repetitive sounds, laughter or motions while praying. They are to pray quietly in public setting so as not to distract others and in a private setting they are to be in groups of at least three. They should practice good hygiene, as they should be sure they can be in close proximity to others without having offensive odors. No Prophetic Utterance. CEG has a prayer team, but no prophetic team at this time. Prayer team members are not to engage in prophetic utterances at CEG events, as this is not one of CEG’s ministry purposes at this time. Furthermore, modern day prophesy is not necessarily accepted by many denominations found amongst our membership and may be foreign, unwelcome, unacceptable to the hearer and cause someone who is seeking to put off. CEG strives to unify many denominations so we should respect that not all denominations are comfortable with prophetic utterances. Moreover, at this time the Guild resources are not currently focused on developing, promoting, encouraging, mentoring or disciplining the specific spiritual gift of prophecy. Because, as explained, prophetic utterance may not be welcomed or can be easily misused, or abused, it is the policy of CEG to prohibit prophetic exercise by CEG Prayer team members or leaders at all CEG events. More Guidelines We ask you to take all extended conversations to a side room or to the foyer. Personal vocal volume should be commensurate with, or not exceed, the platform volume. If you pray on the microphone, please do not shout your prayer. If CEG has designated a prayer room, please do not take food into that room and only bring in bottled water to drink. Please do not use your cell phone in the prayer room. If it is important that you receive your calls, place your phone on vibrate, and take the call outside the prayer room. Please do not run in the prayer room. Parents and Children Parents, should keep their children with them at all times. Children should be supervised, especially while others are in prayer. Space No lying down on the chairs or sleeping (“camping out”). If you leave for an extended period of time (longer than thirty minutes), please take your belongings with you (especially from the tables and chairs) so others may use the space. I agree to follow all of the noted guidelines in this document in my involvement with CEG as a CEG leader, member, or in my participation with the CEG Prayer Team Please accept my full legal name below as my binding signature. * Date * Submit If you are human, leave this field blank.