Prayer Ministry Teams


Some churches have found that having prayer ministry teams available to pray with individuals is a powerful experience. Prayer Ventures provides trained prayer teams to conduct 30-minute personal prayer appointments with individuals. This is particularly helpful on a retreat when people have more time to reflect and process difficult things they may be going through.

Most church retreats consist of teaching sessions, worship and small group breakouts. Typically there is free time on Saturday afternoons. This is a perfect time to invite people to sign up for a personal prayer appointment. Along with large group and small group experiences, personal prayer appointments allow people to experience God’s love first hand. Some benefits:

  • healing for heart hurts, health struggles, family conflict
  • spiritual growth
  • release of spiritual gifts

Pictured (l to r) are Tracy Erickson, Emily Goertz, Ann Monikowski and Betsy Lee.
They served on a prayer ministry at Crossroads Women’s Retreat

“Betsy Lee not only spoke at our Women’s Fall Retreat, but her team bathed the event in prayer. Her prayer team individually prayed with 25 women one-on-one touching their lives with prayer and loving guidance. I’m not sure what I expected during the weekend, but through Betsy and her team, my expectations were blown out of the water. Thank you for an incredible weekend.”


Laurie Thrush
Chair, Retreat Committee
Crossroads Women’s Ministry