Prairie Family Church Leadership Team
Leadership Team Information For Prairie Family Church
Lead Pastor Greg Carr
Developed in part by Pastor Terry Parkman
Prairie Family Church exists to build the kingdom of God and help the family reach its highest God given potential.
How are We Going to Get There?
We are going to bring new hope and help to those who are searching for the truth.
Our Core Values
Evangelism – Sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with those who do not know Him.
Discipleship – Providing ways for the child of God to grow and mature.
Worship – Ministering to God in Spirit and in Truth.
Community – Practice the “One-Anotherings” of the New Testament.
Excellence – God is worthy of our very best, therefore, we recognize that “good enough” is the enemy of the best. All we do is for an audience of one, God.
- We will strive to bring hope to those who are searching.
- We will endeavor that our example and our testimony will cause others to desire a relationship with God through Jesus.
- We will work to understand the needs of today’s families.
- We will teach people the truth from God’s Word.
- We will provide a place to worship in Spirit and in Truth.
- We will offer people a way to grow in Christ.
Leadership & Team Expectations
- Be mature in the Christian faith by modeling the Fruit of the Spirit as found in the book of Galatians.
- Be baptized in the Holy Spirit, or at least pursuing it.
- Must have a love for people.
- Must lead by example.
- Must have a servant’s heart.
- Regular attendance of Prairie Family Church primary services for at least 6 months is required.
- Work together with and support the Lead Pastor and the Leadership Team in planning and implementing vision and ministries.
- Participate in meetings and PFC activities.
- Faithful to God in the giving of your financial tithes to Prairie Family Church.
- Mix in and interact with the people who attend our services.
- Get to know the people who attend, seek out visitors, wall flowers, etc.
- Be prepared to pray with people at the altar and refer them to a pastor if need be (no long-term counseling).
- Loyalty, confidentiality, trust, and openness are important to keep with the ministry team and Lead Pastor
- Keep the Lead Pastor informed about people, by being his hands, feet, and ears.
- Recognize our war is not with flesh and blood.
- Serve the people; after all, it’s all about them and what God has in store.
- Pray daily for PFC, the Leadership, and the team ministries.
- Be directly accountable to the Lead Pastor.
- Team Leaders, Staff Pastors and Trustees must be a member in good standing of Prairie Family Church.
- Prioritize your life:
- 1. God
- 2. Family/ Spouse (Family always comes before ministry)
- 3. Ministry
Lead Pastor’s Responsibilities
- Keep leaders informed of all plans and programs.
- Provide leaders with training, information, materials, and resources.
- Be the spiritual and corporate leader of the church.
- Consistently work to strengthen Christian life among the membership, attendees of the church, and in the community.
- Prepare Biblically based messages for the primary services, disciple, pray, worship, train, evangelize, and lead.
- The Lead Pastor is charged with the faithfully teaching of the Word of God so as to fulfill the ministry and vision of the God for the church.
Ministry Teams Responsibilities
Trustees – Work in concert with the Lead Pastor to pursue the mission of the church. They shall oversee all areas of the church, which would include and not be limited to legal, financial, and spiritual issues. To assist and lead during times of prayer be it on campus or off. Help strengthen the Christian life of the attendees of Prairie Family Church. They shall oversee the preservation, dissemination, and application of spiritual truth to the church body as well as set church policy. They shall meet the Leadership Team Expectations.
Staff Pastors – Work in concert with the Lead Pastor to pursue the mission of the church and to serve the needs of the congregation. They should be able to lead in a variety of contexts. Ready to preach, teach or lead however a need arises. To lead their current ministry with excellence. They shall meet the Leadership Team Expectations.
Prayer Team – Work in concert with and be responsible to the Lead Pastor so as to pursue the mission of the church and serve the needs of the congregation. Prayer team is for praying for the needs of others and is not a gossip team or judgment team. The Prayer Team should never draw attention to themselves but be respectful and in humility approach the Lord God. To assist and lead during times of prayer at the altar. To make hospital visits and pray for those who are ill or injured. To visit the homes of those who attend PFC and pray for them. To assist the Lead Pastor with the spiritual care of the congregation. Help strengthen the Christian life of the attendees of Prairie Family Church by praying for them and with them. During times of prayer, members should minister to the same sex. Prayer team members will not meet with members of the opposite sex alone. They shall meet the Leadership Team Expectations.
Team Leaders – Work in concert with the Lead Pastor to pursue the mission of the church. They shall lead their teams with excellence. Provide their teams with training, information, materials, and resources. They shall meet the Leadership Team Expectations.
Worship Team – They shall meet the Leadership Team Expectations. The members of the worship team will work with the Worship Team Leaders in leading the congregation in the high praises of God! They shall use their musical and technical gifts to help lead the congregation into worship during the services and during response time. They are expected to be at practices and training, and dress modestly and appropriately for the services and events.
Kid’s and Youth Team – They shall meet the Leadership Team Expectations. The Kid’s & Youth Team Members are responsible to the Kid’s & Youth Team Leader/s. They should be connecting with the children/teens, helping with the vision and mission of PFC’s ministry. They should be on time and supportive. Kid’s & Youth Team members will not meet with members of the opposite sex alone. They will have to submit and pass a back ground check.
Greeters – They shall meet the Leadership Team Expectations. Greeters are responsible to the Hospitality Team Leader. They should be kind, courteous, helpful, and on time. They should be at the church 15 - 20 minutes before service begins. They should clean up coffee area when church is over. The Greeters shall make every person who enters the PFC building feel welcome.
All Other Team’s – Men’s, Women’s, Missions, Financial, Etc. They shall meet the Leadership Team Expectations. They are responsible to their team leaders and shall work in concert with them to fulfill the mission and vision of Prairie Family Church. Team members should be on time, dressed appropriately and ready to serve.
Reasons you may be removed from leadership or a team.
- Inappropriate behavior (impure relationships, gossip, causing dissension, causing conflict among the members, or failure to be in harmony or cooperation with the program of the church or the leadership, teaching contrary to the Word of God, etc.).
- Drunkenness, or drug use of any kind.
- Inappropriate use of social media.
- Not fulfilling leadership team expectations or responsibilities.