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The PC²LN Servant Leader Team

The Moderator and Servant Leader Team must subscribe, above all else, to the mission of the PC2LN.

“The mission of the PC2LN is to synergize and facilitate prayer efforts in collaboration with national/state/regional prayer organizations in the nation, typically, the local representatives of members of the National Prayer Committee and others they invite to the table, working with pastors, ministry leaders and congregational prayer leaders, along with intercessors and believers in every community to improve the spiritual and moral vitality of the congregations and the community through a unified, strategic prayer network that unwraps a seamless prayer process aimed at edifying the saints and evangelizing the cities.”

General Qualifications for Servant Leaders (Officers) –
1. A stellar reputation as a Christian believer and a person of prayer.
2. A representative of a national prayer organization with credentials and commendations, or a denominational prayer leader resident in the community, or a pastoral/prayer leader representing a local congregation or ministry.
3. A dedication and active involvement in the community-wide prayer ministry as determined by the members of the cabinet.4. Faithfulness in attendance at meetings and community prayer efforts.
5. Exemplification in life, of the principles and goals of the PC2LN and its parallel nation-wide double, the National Prayer Committee.
6. Experience in ‘prayer’ ministry and service on the PC2LN, if not the Cabinet, are preferred for the Servant Leader Team (Officer Core).

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS OF LEADERS
1. Persons of prayer and moral character, team players.
2. Selected by the local PC2LN, commended by the appointment of a national prayer organization of which s/he serves as local representative or a commendation from a local pastor as a prayer leader in an area congregation, etc.
3. Agrees with the Lausanne theological declaration – evangelical in theology and missional in nature.
4. Capable of collaborating with all the various prayer efforts in the area in a non-partisan manner, and across denominational, ethnic and para-church lines to create a broad collaborative effort.
5. “Agenda-free” in terms of motive – except for the noble goal of a “Great Awakening!” in the nation.

Moderator Responsibilities
The responsibilities of the Moderator include calling meetings of the Leadership Team and the PC2LN, providing agendas, and recording meetings. The PC2LN should meet at least 3-4 times annually. The Leadership Team should meet monthly (10 times annually). The Moderator is the leader for both groups and the custodian of the vision, though he may share or delegate that role.

He serves as a resource person and cheerleader to the various task-teams that lead different prayer efforts in the city.

As new prayer-initiatives are envisioned, new leaders will be identified and empowered. A sense of quantifiable vision and mission should emerge – with measurable goals. Such goals should be a stewardship priority for the Moderator.

Along with the PC2LN and the Leadership Team, the Moderator may recommend the creation of a number of ad-hoc committees.

Executive Assistant (Vice Moderator)
The Executive Assistant should be an active member of the PC2LN who exhibits dedication and strong leadership qualities. In the absence of the Moderator, the Executive Assistant would temporarily fulfill the Moderator’s duties. Assistance to the moderator and task-force leaders, to ad hoc committees, as well as on-going prayer efforts would be a part of this role.

Leadership Team Members
Depending on the size of the area served and the membership of the PC2LN, 3-7 at-large members should be selected to serve along with the Moderator, Executive Assistant, Recording Secretary-Treasurer as Servant Leaders (SLT/Officer Core). All should meet the criteria above.

Advisors
Advisors are drawn from three sources. The two sectors of the Christian community – Ezra’s (pastoral leaders) and Nehemiah’s (community leaders), along with at least one well-known and proven intercessor. Responsibilities of the advisors include attendance at Officer Meetings and significant participation in the community prayer effort. Involvement in the leadership processes. General prudent advice and godly counsel.  Advocacy of the Prayer Council’s vision to the larger pastoral and Christian business community. Assisting, as possible, in funding the community prayer effort. Note: Some PC2LN’s may determine to use Advisors in a more passive role. Others may use them as active members of the Officer Core.

Leadership Team Duties:
1. To identify current prayer leaders, build a team, envision and cultivate a pervasive prayer movement in the local community.
2. To nurture the idea of on-going prayer and unity efforts in the community.
3. To identify supporting organizations and collaborating congregations that will call their constituents to prayer.
4. To promote the various prayer efforts for the community sponsored by national organizations, and do so together, through local ministries, and congregations.
5. To work with various denominations, pastors and para-church leaders, to assure broad interdenominational support of prayer efforts.
6. To identify prayer resources for pastors and community organizations with prayer resources, especially those that call the Christian community to repentance and consecration as an example to the geographic area, to fresh vision and vitality focused on Great Awakening.
7. To be aware of the web-based resource materials, print out samples for distribution to pastors and other leaders. Encourage the use of the materials wisely and broadly.
8. To serve as a local expression of a national grass-roots network working in collaboration with the vision of the National Prayer Committee. And yet, the nexus of renewal always bubbles out of the heart of the individual – the Ezra (pastoral leader) or Nehemiah (civic/vocational/professional/lay leader), or a Joel (prophetic/intercessory leader).  With sensitivity to national prayer efforts and events, understanding the value of unity and simultaneous prayer, allow the Holy Spirit to lead your local team in developing a vision and strategy for your area.
9. To provide reports of your community efforts and participation in various prayer events.
10. To maintain a connection with national organizations through their representatives and the PC2LN network to hear about developments in other areas – and to share your plans with others. Let’s keep the lines of communication open.

LEADERSHIP CABINET
The real power of the prayer effort is endowed in those who lead specific prayer ministries. In order to synergize and expand the local prayer effort, the moderator, acting with the Leadership Team, may choose to name a ‘Cabinet’ consisting of leaders of strategic prayer initiatives who are not members of the Officer Core. The Cabinet should consist of various task-team leaders. They would meet with the Officer Core as needed, some seasonally, to connect the various components of the larger prayer effort.

Specific Qualifications and Responsibilities of the Servant Leader Team Members

Officers –

Moderator
1. Calling and leading the SLT meetings at least once per month (Approximately 10 times a year).
2. Creating an agenda for the meetings – adequate planning and preparation.
3. Providing vision and leadership for the movement.
4. Relating to the Prayer Team leaders of existing prayer ministries.
5. Creatively envisioning addition Prayer Team leaders who lead new community-focused prayer efforts.
6. Encouraging goals for the expansion of the prayer effort by every team. Setting and keeping track of annual and semi-annual ministry goals.
7. Responsible, in cooperation with the council, to provide oversight for the creation of ad-hoc committees.

Vice-Moderator/Executive Assistant
1. Regular attendance at all meetings including temporary fulfillment of Moderator’s duties in his or her absence.
2. Assistance to the moderator and task-force leaders, to ad hoc committees, as well as on-going prayer efforts.

Recording Secretary-Treasurer
1. Creation of records of Servant Leader Team meetings, PC2LN and Cabinet meetings, and others as directed.
2. Distribution of minutes, task-assignments, etc.
3. Assistance to the moderator and task-force leaders, to ad hoc committees, as well as on-going prayer efforts as requested.
4. Accounting of funds, receipts and distributions as directed by the Moderator, consistent with Cabinet/Council policy.
5. Regular financial reports.

Members At Large –
1. Depending on the size of the area served and the membership of the PC2LN, 3-7 at-large members should be selected to serve as Servant Leaders (Officers).
2. They may also be representatives of Prayer Organizations or themselves Prayer Team leaders or members. In this role, however, they represent the larger prayer movement in the community.
3. They assist the officers, sharing the leadership of the community-wide prayer effort, growing and expanding it.
4. They should meet the criteria of Officer Standards described in Section V.

Advisors –
1. Advisors are drawn from three sources – Ezra’s (pastoral leaders) and Nehemiah’s (community-based spiritual lay leaders), along with known and proven intercessor(s).
2. Responsibilities of the advisors will include:
(a. Attendance at Officer Meetings and significant participation in the community prayer effort.
(b. Involvement in the leadership processes.
(c. General prudent advice and godly counsel.
(d. Advocacy to the larger pastoral and Christian business community.
(e. Assisting, as possible, in funding the community prayer effort.
Note: Some PC2LN’s may determine to use Advisors in a more passive role. Others may use them as active members of the Officer Core.

Meetings –
1. The Officers Should meet monthly, if at all possible (ten times annually).
2. Some Officer Meetings may be conducted in conjunction with meetings with the Cabinet.

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