Freedom Prayer Safeguarding
What Freedom prayer is:
In freedom prayer a small team (2/3 people) will listen to God on behalf of the prayee and share what they believe He is saying. They will be listening for words from God speaking to the true identity of the believer and also insight from the Holy Spirit concerning those things that are rooted in the lies that have been believed and the brokenness of the past. The term strongholds may well be used (2 Corinthians 10) to describe patterns of thought and behaviour that resists the truth of the knowledge of God and keep us enslaved. We believe that through prayer these can be wonderfully demolished
Repentance forgiveness and agreement with God's word are central to freedom prayer and we believe that it is a form of prayer that empowers Christian to rise up into their identity in Christ
In Freedom Prayer, the team will only ever offer their revelation and will in no way seek to impose it. The prayee is always at liberty to pray and engage with revelations offered, or not, because freedom prayer is a collaborative way of praying in which prayee and the team work together under God's leading.
What Freedom Prayer is not:
This prayer is not a counselling or therapy session nor an intercessory time, though we value all these things.
Freedom prayer teams will not give advice or specific life direction during the session for example on questions such as:
- Whom to marry
- Which job to take
- An answer to a pressing decision
After your prayer time:
After the prayer time please do feedback to the prayer team or let us know any feedback.
You are encouraged to continue your walk into freedom through honest and accountable relationships with other believers, seeking out your Church leaders where appropriate.
It is important for you to know that, if at any time during the prayer session you were to disclose information about current ongoing abuse, we are not able to keep that information confidential and are obligated to pass it on to our safeguarding officer. If this were to happen the leader of the prayer time would inform you of this as soon as it became clear that the confidentiality of the prayer time may be compromised.
Jesus Ministry currently sits under the Safeguarding Policy of St Leonard's Church, Chesham Bois:
The Parochial Church Council of St. Leonard’s Chesham Bois (alternatively referred to below as “St Leonard’s”, “the PCC” or “we”) has approved the following Parish Safeguarding Policy.
1. We are committed to:
- The care, nurture of, and respectful pastoral ministry with, all children and all adults
- The safeguarding and protection of all children, young people and adults when they are at risk
- The establishing of safe, caring communities which provide a loving environment where there is a culture of ‘informed vigilance’ as to the dangers of abuse.
2. We will carefully select and train all those with any responsibility within the Church, in line with safer recruitment principles, including the use of Disclosure and Barring Service criminal records checks.
3. We respond without delay to every complaint made which suggests that an adult, child or young person may have been harmed, co-operating with the police and local authority in any investigation and we will have a clear reporting procedure in place.
4. We will seek to work with anyone who has suffered abuse, developing with him or her an appropriate ministry of informed pastoral care.
5. We will seek to challenge any abuse of power, especially by anyone in a position of trust.
6. We will seek to offer pastoral care and support, including supervision and referral to the proper authorities, to any member of our church community known to have offended against a child, young person or vulnerable adult.
7. In all these principles we will follow statute, guidance and recognised good practice.
8. We will advise the Diocese which Registered Body we use to process applications for Criminal Records Bureau Disclosures.
9. We will advise the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser if we receive a Disclosure which is ‘blemished’ or ‘positive’.
10. We will review this policy annually, check that our policies are up to date, and supply a copy of the updated policy statement to the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser.
Our Safeguarding Officer is:
Mrs Denise Kolb
29 Woodfield Park, Chesham Bois, Amersham, HP6 5QH
Our Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor is: