PRAYER MINISTRY AT CHRIST CHURCH
Prayer is the fuel for every ministry at Christ Church.
All members are called to pray, but we have a team of trained individuals who work together in ministry for the purpose of interceding for others. When we are praying and walking in step with the Holy Spirit, our efforts are guided, blessed, and effective for the Kingdom of Heaven.
Resources & Opportunities to Serve
Altar Prayer Team members are available on Sundays during Holy Communion and after each service to assist anyone seeking prayer for any reason. All conversations remain strictly confidential.
Intercessory Prayer Team members meet in the Nave on Thursdays at 10 am to pray for specific prayer requests, the needs of the parish, and for our staff and clergy. They may also participate in Prayer Walks throughout and around the campus.
Prayer Warriors are a group of people dedicated to praying individually throughout the week for needs submitted to the parish's Prayer List for ongoing and emergency prayer concerns.
True Vine Ministry of Indian River
True Vine is a Christ-centered inner healing ministry founded by our own Fr. Bob and Judy Stull. They approach ministry for healing of the whole person (spirit, soul and body). True Vine offers extensive training involving teaching seminars and ministry training, in addition to private prayer ministry with individuals seeking healing and wholeness from any of life's wounds. The guiding mission is to help others find freedom as Christians learning to abide in Jesus Christ for healing, health, and wholeness.
For more information, contact Judy Stull at 772-999-5335 or visit the website: www.tvmvero.com.
Deacon Kim Allen at Christ Church Vero Beach is presently in training as a spiritual director under supervision in the Selah-Anglican track with Leadership Transformations, Inc. and is a member of Grafted Life Ministries. She has dedicated the better part of her life to women’s ministries, and she seeks to support women who desire greater growth toward God and intimacy with God. If you are interested in receiving spiritual direction, or just have some questions about what this really means, please email her for information.
What is Spiritual Direction?
Spiritual direction is learning to listen to God, to learn from Him, and to receive His guiding ways in your life. Whatever is happening in your life now, spiritual direction can be helpful in drawing near to the Lord and allowing Him to direct your path.
This is different from counseling or pastoral care which often focuses on problem solving. Spiritual direction is a ministry of companionship, where together the trained director and directee are observing the Lord’s present actions and guiding invitations.
What is a session like?
Your appointment will be scheduled for one hour. The session begins with a few moments of quiet stillness, and then your director will read a few verses of scripture as you open your time before the Lord. When you’re ready, you can begin sharing whatever the Holy Spirit brings to mind. Deacon Kim may reflect back what she hears, ask questions, or suggest pausing for a moment to ask the Lord. There is no judgment, no advice giving, no attempts to fix the situation shared. Rather, we ask the Lord to guide us.
Typically, sessions are scheduled individually once per month with the goal of encouraging the process toward deeper intimacy with God where true transformation happens.
There is no fee for church members for this ministry; however, donations to the church are welcome. Non-church members are encouraged to donate in the amount that seems appropriate to an hour of the directee’s time.
We believe God is about the business of healing His people in body, soul, and spirit so that we each can find our destiny in Him. Whether one’s situation seems desperate or trivial, God is interested in our asking for His help and guidance in every matter and that He uses our difficulties as opportunities for us to develop trust and to overcome hindrances in our spiritual lives. For more information on receiving prayer or joining a prayer team at Christ Church, please email Deacon Kim or call 772.562.8670.