Connecting Leaders for Prayer and City Transformation
Leader, Phil Miglioratti Interviewed
Prayer Leader~ Toby the Internet continues to explode and new technologies appear almost every day - How can already over loaded prayer leaders get a handle on what is beneficial and applicable to their ministry?
Toby ~ I'm glad you brought up one of the most important problems prayer leaders face, "already over loaded prayer leaders." You are exactly right, what I have found in my work with the prayer leadership personnel is that they continually express that same problem. As a matter of record, I was approached by the prayer leader of the Chapelwood United Methodist Church with a request from her to develop a program that could relieve not only her workload but the workload of those associated with her. She was looking for a way to not only improve the daily activities of her prayer team, reduce the time needed for the leadership activities required and provide an opportunity to focus more time and effort on programs that had been shelved, her primary concern was to help more people in need through prayer, exactly what the job of the church is.
The organization of one or more teams to receive and to respond to the requests.
Toby ~ This management tool was built to be user friendly with the end-user in mind. There is no software necessary for the prayer leaders to install, there are no downloads or upgrades, all of those problems are taken care of by us. The upgrades are automatically added to their system with notification and information on use. Training is provided not only for the intercessors but for the prayer leaders as well to make sure they are gaining full benefit of the program. Each program is designed specifically for the church identifying them as the user. The program has received many compliments because of its ease of use. The training of intercessors who have a computer and access to the internet takes less than 15 minutes. Once the intercessor is trained they can easily log-in, using their own user name and password, accessing the prayer requests and begin their prayer session in less than 30 seconds.
Pricing, as you are aware, is many different things to many different people.
What seems to be expensive for one is viewed as inexpensive for another, and the
reason for that difference is one can see the benefits and results clearly,
while the other cannot see or understand the benefits. There is a one-time
set-up fee which is based on the size of the church followed by a monthly
service fee. The monthly service fee includes hosting, database back-ups,
technical support, and all future upgrades to the system. Please be assured the
benefits of this program clearly outweigh any pricing objections.
Prayer Leader ~ Toby, what is your prayer for the prayer coordinator
who is tech-challenged and resists implementing new technologies...
Toby ~ My prayer for prayer leaders is that they trust God in knowing He will provide for them their daily bread. Whether that daily bread comes in the form of new technology is between them and God. I know it has been the answer for some, but probably is not the answer for all.