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Title: ALTAR WORKER MANUAL By Evangelist Luis Gutierrez 12003


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ALTAR WORKER MANUAL By Evangelist Luis Gutierrez
1/2003
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ALTAR WORKER MANUAL By Evangelist Luis Gutierrez
1/2003
  • Definition Altar work is instructing, assisting
    and leading people to God. It is a place of
    encounter
  • Where God meets man!
  • At times it entails praying people through to the
    Holy Ghost, deliverance, healing.
  • At times it may require just comforting, talking,
    listening or giving a bible study.

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ALTAR WORKER MANUAL By Evangelist Luis Gutierrez
1/2003
  • Biblical Basis For Praying People Through
  • Apostles and Disciples in Acts 1 2 had spent 3
    ½ years with Jesus, learning how to pray, repent,
    and praise.
  • The Jews, being very indoctrinated in their
    religion, had a very good understanding in
    repentance and praise.
  • The tabernacle plan required both repentance
    (brazen altar), praise (golden altar).

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ALTAR WORKER MANUAL By Evangelist Luis Gutierrez
1/2003
  • Who Should Work At The Altar?
  • When at the altar, you are a priest (priestONE
    WHO STANDS)
  • Everyone that has received the Grace and wants
    to return the Gospel.
  • Why is The Altar Important?
  • It is a place of
  • Sacrifice Repentance
  • Salvation Deliverance

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ALTAR WORKER MANUAL By Evangelist Luis Gutierrez
1/2003
  • Healing Praise
  • Praying Through Supplication
  • Laying on of Hands Intercession
  • Receiving the Holy Ghost Restoration
  • Why People DO NOT Pray With Others At The Altar?
  • Lack of knowledge
  • Fear
  • Lack of self confidence
  • Poor habit- not going to altar when altar is
    given

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ALTAR WORKER MANUAL By Evangelist Luis Gutierrez
1/2003
  • 5. Lack of a burden
  • 6. No desire to win souls
  • 7. Not committed
  • DO NOT
  • Hit/shake watch any type of physical contact
  • (lay hands on no man suddenly) I Tim. 522

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ALTAR WORKER MANUAL By Evangelist Luis Gutierrez
1/2003
  • Spit (use good hygiene)
  • Scream in ears
  • Put words in their mouth to get them to speak in
    tongues
  • Mess up their clothes or their hair
  • Dont tell them they have the Holy Ghost
  • Dos
  • Be Observant and alert! But the wisdom from above
    is first pure, then peaceable, gentle,
    reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits,
    unwavering, without hypocrisy. JAMES 317

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ALTAR WORKER MANUAL By Evangelist Luis Gutierrez
1/2003
  • Dos (cont)
  • If possible pray for someone that would
    best identify with you. Are they coherent? Are
    they under the influence of drugs or alcohol? Are
    they hurting? Are they sick? Ask them! Talk to
    them!
  • Get their consent
  • Be sensitive (inoffensive)
  • Be positive (encourage a word of Faith)
  • Pray out loud with them
  • Be patient (longsuffering)

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ALTAR WORKER MANUAL By Evangelist Luis Gutierrez
1/2003
  • Dos (cont)
  • Work as a team with other altar workers
  • Be wise as serpents and harmless as doves (Matt.
    1016)
  • Basic Steps of Altar Work
  • Search and Destroy (the works of the devil)
  • Search out someone in the altar or in the pew.
    Remember, where is the altar? Anywhere. Decide
    who to pray for, approach the person, preferably
    woman to woman, man to man. Remember to be
    gentle.

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ALTAR WORKER MANUAL By Evangelist Luis Gutierrez
1/2003
  • Basic Steps (cont)
  • Assess the needs observe/listen/be sensitive to
    the spirit.Watch body language, and (note
    intensity, if they are kneeling down, crying,
    quiet, excited, shaking, smiling, scared, tight,
    etc…)
  • If necessary, instruct the person through
    repentance repent with them. Ask the Lord to
    forgive me of all my sins and help me to never do
    it again.
  • Assist them through the transition of
    repentance to praise and worship. Ask them if
    they believe God has forgiven them.

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ALTAR WORKER MANUAL By Evangelist Luis Gutierrez
1/2003
  • Basic Steps (cont)
  • Quote 1st John 19 If we confess our sins, he
    is faithful and just to forgive us our sins,
    and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness
    (learn this verse by memory).
  • Ask them if they would lift their hand (a gentle
    nudge with the finger on the elbow) You must get
    their consent, dont force their hand in the air
    …and thank God for forgiving you of your sins.

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ALTAR WORKER MANUAL By Evangelist Luis Gutierrez
1/2003
  • Basic Steps (cont)
  • Assist them through the transition from praise
    and worship
  • to receiving the Holy Ghost. Watch body language,
    you can
  • watch facial expressions and body movements such
    as stam-
  • mering lips, hands shaking, etc.
  • After praying with them ask them about baptism
    Have you
  • been baptized in name of Father, Son, and Holy
    Ghost?, if yes
  • explain Jesus name baptism (or set up a Bible
    study).

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ALTAR WORKER MANUAL By Evangelist Luis Gutierrez
1/2003
  • Follow up with them
  • Introduce yourself, ask who brought them, ask
    them how
  • they feel, offer them a Bible study, register
    them at the visitor
  • table or booth. Get their number (dont give out
    yours becau-
  • se more times than not they wont call you, be a
    wise fisher-
  • man). Note 75 of people are won through
    Personal Evan-
  • gelism. Winning a soul is based on a
    relationship, People
  • Dont care how much you know until they know how
    much
  • You care. John Maxwell.

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ALTAR WORKER MANUAL By Evangelist Luis Gutierrez
1/2003
  • Tips on leading them through repentance
  • Definition of Repentance Its asking God to
    forgive you of
  • all your sins, and being sorry for your sins. A
    180 degree
  • turn- Turning around and going the other
    direction (walk
  • towards Jesus)
  • Repent with them (kneeling is a good position).
  • Encourage Godly sorrow. It worketh repentance
  • II Cor. 710.
  • 3. Make sure they understand that God loves them
    and

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ALTAR WORKER MANUAL By Evangelist Luis Gutierrez
1/2003
  • Tips on leading them through repentance
  • (cont)
  • Will forgive them. 1st John 19 He is Faithful.
  • Note While working with backsliders, remind them
    that God
  • still loves them and that he has never left them.
    All they have
  • to do is believe his promises that God has
    forgiven them and
  • that they have every right to speak in tongues
    again.

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ALTAR WORKER MANUAL By Evangelist Luis Gutierrez
1/2003
  • Tips on leading them through repentance
  • (cont)
  • Get them to say (any combination of these)
  • I repent
  • Jesus forgive me of my sins
  • I surrender all to you
  • I need you in my life
  • I need more of you Jesus

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ALTAR WORKER MANUAL By Evangelist Luis Gutierrez
1/2003
  • Transition From Repentance To Praise
  • Get consent
  • Ask them to raise their hands and start thanking
    God
  • for forgiveness (raising hands is an act of
    surrender)
  • Get them to stand (with hands raised)
  • Praise is acknowledging God for his greatness,
    excellence,
  • mercy, perfection and all that he is.

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ALTAR WORKER MANUAL By Evangelist Luis Gutierrez
1/2003
  • Transition From Repentance To Praise
  • Encourage them
  • To lift their voice, clap, etc….whatever is
    appropriate to
  • create an atmosphere of worship and praise.
  • Tell them
  • Speak it out
  • Say it louder
  • Lift up your voice

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ALTAR WORKER MANUAL By Evangelist Luis Gutierrez
1/2003
  • Transition From Repentance To Praise
  • Love him, let him know it
  • Praise him with all your heart, mind and strength
  • Dont hold anything back
  • Ask them to say
  • Hallelujah (in GreekPraise The Lord)Praise
    means to shout with a loud voice)
  • Thank you Jesus
  • I love you Jesus

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ALTAR WORKER MANUAL By Evangelist Luis Gutierrez
1/2003
  • Transition From Repentance To Praise (cont)
  • Speaking in tongues is the evidence of receiving
    the Holy
  • Ghost. This happened in Acts 1045, Acts 2.
  • Tell them not to be afraid to speak in tongues.
    Tell them the
  • Lord is very close to you.
  • When they start speaking in tongues, celebrate,
    ask them not
  • to stop in order to have more confirmation.

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ALTAR WORKER MANUAL By Evangelist Luis Gutierrez
1/2003
  • Once They Have Received The Holy Ghost
  • Encourage Them
  • To keep praying until they are satisfied
  • Dont let them get a little taste and stop
  • To continue to speak in tongues as much as
    possible
  • Tell Them
  • About the necessity of Water Baptism in Jesus
    name.
  • Benefits of orientation and follow up classes.

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ALTAR WORKER MANUAL By Evangelist Luis Gutierrez
1/2003
  • Other Instructions
  • Try and sit next to or close to someone that
    needs the Holy
  • Ghost. Invite them to the altar or pray with them
    at their pew.
  • If someone in the service or at the altar has not
    explained to
  • them about receiving the Holy Ghost, take the
    time to expl-
  • ain to them what will happen and how to yield to
    the spirit.
  • Stay with them until they have finished praying.
    Then ask
  • them if they heard the different words they were
    speaking.

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ALTAR WORKER MANUAL By Evangelist Luis Gutierrez
1/2003
  • Rejoice with them and let them know, speaking in
    tongues
  • is the sign of receiving the Holy Ghost.
  • APPOINT AN ALTAR WORKER CAPTAIN!
  • When the person you are praying with receives the
    Holy
  • Ghost you should do 3 things 1. Lift your hand
    and wave it
  • so the altar captain can give you an altar card
    for follow up.
  • 2. You should fill out the card with them after
    they are
  • through praying and give it to the altar captain.
    3. Ask them
  • if they have been baptized, explain it to them if
    necessary.
  • Open thy mouth wide and I will fill it Psalms
    8110
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