Prayer Card Ministry
Our vision is to encourage and inspire the ICF congregation to be active participants in the three phases of the process (Pray, Seek, and Ask) in order that the un-churched and unsaved will be offered the opportunity to transfer their trust to Christ. In doing this, the ICF congregation would play a part in fulfilling Jesus’ “Great Commission,” truly be a STREETWISE church, and eventually change the community for Christ.
How do we meet needs?
This process is not unique or special. When we all came to realize that Jesus was God in the flesh and He died for the penalty of our sins and rose from the dead to purchase a place for us in heaven and we believed that we could experience the free gift of heaven by making Jesus the Lord of our lives, there was very likely a person in our lives who cared.
That person knew that we could have a more abundant life if we accepted the knowledge of God and they very likely started praying for us. They spent time with us and got to know us. They showed us that they loved us and cared for us. They began to share their love for God and ultimately asked us if we knew that we would go to heaven when we died. They told us how we could know for certain. For many of us that person may have been part of our lives for years, but because they were continually praying for us, loving and caring for us, God began to draw us to Him.
The ministry team for the Prayer Card Process accepts two realities. (1) The un-churched and unsaved hate to be evangelized. (2) Christians for the most part do not want to evangelize. They also know that everyone in the ICF congregation has friends, relatives and acquaintances that do not know Jesus. These are people that they naturally care for. The ministry attempts to creatively inspire the congregation to reach out to these people following the three simple steps of pray, seek, and ask.
Who can be involved and how?
Jesus gave us all a special assignment in Matthew 28:19-20 (The Great Commission): “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you.” Later in Romans 12:10-11 Paul said, “Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor; not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord.”
The Prayer Card Ministry can help the entire ICF congregation take part in fulfilling the Great Commission—by serving in this ministry, you will be serving the Lord. As the ICF congregation participates in this process Iasis will fulfill its mission of being STREETWISE and the community will be changed. If that doesn’t get you excited then I don’t know how to excite you.