Prayer Ministry

What is Transformational Prayer Ministry?

The objective of ACMin's Transformational Prayer Ministry Center is to present Christ in all of His glory.
 
ACMin Transformational Prayer Ministry is intentional, focused prayer leading to an authentic encounter with God’s Truth, resulting in transformation of the mind, will, and emotions. Through Prayer Ministry, prayer recipients can overcome struggles with anger, unforgiveness, fear, stress, anxiety, shame, trauma, sexual sins, and depression as well as other undesired behaviors and thought patterns. Prayer ministry can help free recipients from any hindrances in obeying God, relating to Him, and becoming all that He created us to be. Transformational Prayer Ministry can help us redeem any experience in which we lack peace. Here at ACMin, the prayer recipient is served by a team of two trained and seasoned prayer ministers in a safe, confidential, and welcoming environment.  In the ministry session, the team’s role is to assist the recipient to connect with Jesus Christ for healing of her/his unmet needs, unhealed wounds, and unresolved issues. This is accomplished by the discovery of one's root or core beliefs and replacing them with God's truth. The focus of Prayer Ministry is inner transformation of the heart, mind, will and emotions. This transformation is a lifelong journey towards wholeness, freedom, peace and joy in Christ. Transformational Prayer Ministry is not a form of mental health care or clinical counseling. The Prayer Ministers' role is to listen, love, and pray.

Click here to review the ACMin Prayer Ministry Philosophy
Video - About ACMin Prayer Ministry
Testimonies from Prayer Ministry Recipients

Why Offer Transformational Prayer Ministry @ ACMin?

The ACMin Transformational Prayer Ministry Center is a welcoming place where individuals who desire support in overcoming hurts, who struggle with unforgiveness, or who simply wish to clear the way to deepen their faith walk with Our Lord can meet with trained Prayer Ministers who will guide them in their journey to greater freedom, peace, and joy in Christ. Further, the Athens College of Ministry is a ministry training college. As such, those who wish to learn to minister to others through Prayer Ministry have a mentored setting in which to engage in the skills they have learned in the classroom. All Prayer Ministry sessions are completely confidential, and there is no cost to receive Prayer Ministry at ACMin. 

Interested in Receiving Transformational Prayer Ministry?

ACMin offers Prayer Ministry at varioius times throughout the week.  Those who wish to receive Prayer Ministry must complete the Prayer Ministry Request Form and will subsequently be contacted to schedule their appointment. All Prayer Ministry sessions are completely confidential, and there is no cost to receive Prayer Ministry at ACMin. If you have any questions or would like additional information about ACMin Transformational Prayer Ministry, please contact prayer.acmin@gmail.com.

Who are the ACMin Prayer Ministers?

ACMin Prayer Ministers are brothers- and sisters-in-Christ from across our local community with huge hearts for helping to set the captives free by the power of His Holy Spirit.  All members of the ACMin Prayer Ministry team have: completed an application; received their local pastor’s endorsement as “fit to serve;” completed significant Prayer Ministry training plus appropriate hours of mentored practice; attended an ACMin  Prayer Minister “Intake Meeting” offered 3 times per year where we ensure alignment with ACMin Belief Statement and Prayer Ministry Philosophy and guidelines; and have conducted a Prayer Ministry session as part of the interview process where the Prayer Ministry Director is present to evaluate the candidate.

Interested in Becoming a Prayer Minister?

In addition to offering Prayer Ministry at ACMin, as a ministry training college, we also strive to train and refresh prayer ministers so that they can effectively serve through their local churches. The ACMin Prayer Ministry Center serves as a training facility to support the development of local church teams of Prayer Ministers.  For further information see the following:
Prayer Leadership Certificate Program

Who Leads the ACMin Transformational Prayer Ministry Center?

ACMin Prayer Ministry Director
Cindy Mackey serves as ACMin's Prayer Ministry Director. Cindy competed on the LPGA Tour from 1983 to 1995 and was an LPGA winner in 1986! She was commissioned as a Prayer Minister in 2002 after signifiant training through St. James United Methodist Church in Athens .In 2004, having completed additional Prayer Ministry training, Cindy founded Hope Abounds Ministry. Established “for setting the captives free” as its primary focus, Hope Abounds Ministry expanded from Prayer Ministry to include individual discipleship, teaching small group Bible studies, and leading corporate prayer and worship gatherings. A gifted Bible teacher, Cindy is a member of the Women's Ministry Advisory Team at her church, Grace Fellowship, in Watkinsville. Cindy is also working to complete a Master’s Degree program in Biblical Studies at Christian Leadership University in 2013. Cindy and her husband, Tim, reside in Bogart with their two teenage children. 

ACMin Prayer Ministry Advisory Council
The ACMin Transformational Prayer Ministry Center operates under the authority of the ACMin Board of Trustees and is guided by the ACMin Prayer Ministry Advisory Council. The role of the Council is to ensure the biblical and spiritual integrity of the Prayer Center and to train and support the individuals in the local network of Prayer Ministers, with the ultimate goals of serving to restore lives through the power of the Holy Spirit, bringing believers and unbelievers into a closer relationship with Jesus Christ and teaching others how to grow and serve as Prayer Ministers.

Founding Members of the ACMin Prayer Ministry Advisory Council
Angel Davis, Christian Counselor & Founder of the Chara Group
Jessica Gay, The Awakening
Jane Kilgo (Ex officio), LCSW, Healing Prayer Ministry Coordinator, St. James UMC
Peggy Lowery, Prayer Minister
Cindy Mackey, Hope Abounds Ministry
Marcia Wilbur, Founding Trustee & President., Athens College of Ministry