Ministry Team Descriptions
Freedom Prayer sessions at Arise are for women to talk about something they need prayer for and, with the help of the Holy Spirit, to discover the root of the problem that is keeping them bound. Through the gifts of the Holy Spirit released in us, and based on speaking the truth of God's Word, we are given a strategy to pray for freedom and healing. (Note: Freedom Prayer is not counselling.)
Freedom Prayer team members work in teams of 2-3 with an interpreter, praying for one individual, for approximately one hour. One team member will lead and others will support, according to how God has gifted.
The Intercession team is the engine room of Arise before and during the conference. The intercessors plead with God for the needs of all the women attending Arise, but also keep the conference covered in prayer. This has become an integral part of the prayer ministry of Arise as the women take hold of God's will and refuse to let go until His will comes to pass at the conference.
The Prayer counsellors offer professional prayer counselling and Holy Spirit ministry, primarily to country and church leaders, as well as to as many as women as need counselling during the course of conference. The counsellor will meet with an individual for approximately one hour, with the assistance of an interpreter, if needed.
The Soak Room at Arise is a creative, interactive prayer space, set up in a similar fashion to the 24/7 prayer rooms, for women to come and sit in the presence of God. This is a creative room with music playing regularly, an art corner where women can be creative and write down prayers, and various other stations where women can meet with God. The Soak Room team members create the space, usually on a particular theme, and stand guard in a spiritual sense over what God is doing there. Their job is to make sure practical things happen, but they also quietly pray over women. Team members never interfere with what is usually a very private time with the Lord, unless they see a woman in distress who clearly needs a hug or a prayer.
Often women come into the Soak Room just before or after they go for freedom prayer ministry or spa ministry, and the time spent there prepares their hearts for what God wants to do.
Soak Room team members work in pairs, watching over the prayer room from about 6 o’clock in the morning until 11 o’clock at night.
The Spa team bring the comfort, healing and love of Jesus through touch and the living word spoken over the women. Spa sessions at Arise consist of a loving and caring massage of head, neck and shoulders, foot and hand washing, and lots of prayer and scriptures. Through the gifts of the Holy Spirit released in us, and based on speaking the truth of God's Word, many women experience healing and a clearer understanding of the Father’s heart of love for them. No counselling occurs.
The Spa team members work in pairs with an interpreter when available.
The Apprentice program offers young women (20+ years old) who have ‘something of substance’ on their life and who are being called into ministry or leadership or cross-cultural Kingdom service, practical ministry experience in a learn-by-doing environment.
The Apprentices will serve all teams across the Conference, assisting and participating where needed and according to gifting.
The translation team provides interpreting and translation services to the Conference, primarily Russian/English English/Russian, but other Central Asian language translators are needed too.
Translators translate written and presentation materials, forms and timetables, as well as serve as interpreters in Freedom Prayer, Prayer Counselling, Spa, Soak Room, Women’s Health and Wellbeing Clinic, as well as in seminars and teaching sessions, and conference administration.
Women’s Health and Wellbeing
The Health and Wellbeing team provide first aid and medical assistance to the whole conference, as well as information and education on women’s health issues that are specific to the women of Central Asia and pertinent to the individual woman. The team enables women to enhance their personal health and well-being; empowering women to be health promoters in their families and communities.
Conference Administration Team:
The conference administration team oversees and facilitates the administration and operations of the conference, providing administration services to all participants, team members and guests. The administration team takes care of the registration process, logistics, financial matters, timetabling, session bookings, the Conference HelpDesk, room management, and myriad other functions that keep the conference running smoothly.
The audio visual team keep the all audio visual technology running throughout the conference, in the main auditorium and break out spaces. The team also help the conference manage technological challenges and record sessions for distribution at the end of conference, as appropriate.