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Altar Worker Training Manual

Get the manual and share with your team.  This altar worker training manual provides everything your prayer team needs to know to be effective and meet expectations.  Strengthen your altar ministry team and serve your church better!

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Training Your Altar Worker Team

Altar worker training is an aspect of church ministry that is sometimes overlooked.  With all the various needs and areas that extra help can be used, when it comes to praying for people, sometimes the pastor is relieved just  to see a breathing person standing there ready to pray in case they are needed.  However, providing clarity and adequate training for your altar workers is important.  In order to do a great job, team members need clear instructions. This altar worker training manual provides a way for you to teach your prayer team and clarify expectations.  It’s a manual help you lead the altar worker team toward excellence and servanthood.

How Has This Manual Helped Others?

Here is what others are saying about the Altar Worker Training Manual:

Thank you so much for helping the body of Christ. I just wanted to say that this material has helped in such a special way. I like that you didn’t make it out to be so difficult because that how it has seemed to me for so long. You have really lifted a heavy burden off of me. Thank you so very much. 

Destinique B.

I have been looking for some altar worker material to use to train the team that I am over at my church, and ran across yours. We are on the same track based on what you have shared about being prepared for those that come seeking and several other points.

Jean P.

What’s My Investment?

How much is having unclear expectations costing you? Could your team reach more people if it was working together under one vision? How much more time could you devote to what only you can do if you were able to trust others to do what you need them to do? Are you wasting time and stress because you’re not sure what to do or say? An uncertain, unorganized, uncommitted altar ministry and team may already be costing you a great deal.

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Train Your Altar Worker Team

This manual will help you lead your prayer team toward excellence and servanthood. This altar worker guidebook will provide you and your team with the instruction you’re looking for.  And yes, you will have immediate access to it!

Having the PDF version means it’s yours to keep! And, it will be much easier for you to share with your team whether you decide to print, email, or teach the material.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will you mail me a copy of the training manual?

The Altar Worker Training Manual is delivered by email as a PDF file.  It is your to keep and use as often as needed.  Feel free to print and email the manual with your team.

What is your refund policy?

We offer refunds to all customers within 30 days of your purchase. If you are not satisfied with our product, then simply send an email to and we will refund your purchase right away.

What about images and graphics? Will they relate to my church?

All manuals available from are created with your church in mind.  There are no logo’s, graphics, or images that would conflict with your church.

Do you have other ministry training manuals available?

Yes, you can view all available church training manuals by clicking HERE.

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Here is a brief overview of some of the content that is shared in the training manual.

1.  Understand Why The Altar Worker and Altar Ministry Are Important.

Prayer eases others burdens. (Galatians 6:2)

Prayer is ministry (Hebrews 6:9-10)

Prayer brings deliverance (2 Corinthians 1:8-11)

2. An Altar Worker Should Be Prepared Before They Pray With Others.

Live the life (Romans 12:1-2)

Live with purpose

*An altar worker is representing God.

*An altar worker is representing their church.

Live prepared (2 Timothy 4:2-5)

Be Presentable

*Dress as though you were meeting someone important or for the first time.

*Guys wear nice pants/jeans and a nice shirt (polo/button up, no sandals.

*Women if you are wondering if your clothing is too low or too short… it probably is.

*Use nametags.

*Be aware of your breath.

3. Introduce yourself and learn what their need is.

It can be so awkward (and cold) to immediately begin praying with someone as soon as they come forward or in a prayer room, etc.

Take a minute to introduce yourself, ask what their name is and how you can pray with them.

4.  Pray using (and according to) Gods Word. (1 John 5:14-15)

 The prayer of salvation (Romans 10:8-13)


*Forgiveness of sin

*Acknowledgement of who Jesus is


“Dear God, I know that I am sinner and that I have sinned against You. Please forgive me of my sins.  I confess Your Son Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior.  I give my life to you.  Amen.”

 5.  Provide the person with a Bible and helpful discipleship material.

You can buy bibles in bulk to save on cost and to ensure that you have bibles on hand to give to people.  and Bibles By the Case provide a large selection of bibles.

One of the areas that frustrated me about altar ministry was never having a resource that I really liked and felt confident giving to those I was praying with.  That is why I wrote Understanding God:  Four Things You Need To Know About Him And Realize About Yourself.  I wanted a book that would encourage growth in the new Christian and that would be easy to use for the altar worker.

Understanding God explains four key aspects about God and your relationship with Him: Receiving God, Needing God, Trusting God, & Sharing God. The book is ideal for a new believer or those who are curious about God. Topics discussed in the book include: God’s Love, Forgiveness, Repentance, Faith, Obedience, the role of the Holy Spirit, and Evangelism.

One of my favorite aspects of the book is actually for a practical reason.  The salvation card is a tear out on the last page of the book.  This way all that is needed is a pen and a book.  The altar worker hands the person a pen to provide some basic contact information, tears out the page, and then gives the book and pen to the person they prayed with.  This one page eliminates the issue of fumbling with clipboards and separate cards to fill out.

If you’d like to purchase a copy of Understanding God, or for more details, click HERE.

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6.  Know your limitations.

Many people will seek counsel concerning specific areas of their life.

*Encourage them to call the church office if you do not feel comfortable providing counsel in a certain area

*You do not have to know all the answers – remember we are there to pray in agreement with the person

*If a person is contemplating suicide please make a pastor aware immediately

7.  A Few More Guiding Tips

*Pray in pairs if possible

*Men pray with men.  Women pray with women.

*Do not manipulate (God does not need our help, just be obedient and caring)

*Do not leave the altar area to continue praying with a person alone


Praying/speaking in tongues is scriptural and encouraged.  However, if God has given you the gift of tongues what you speak should be understood by those who hear you. (1 Cor. 14:2, 13-14,  16-17, 27-28)

If you pray in a in a prayer language without interpretation it is not helpful to those who are new or uniformed.

If you pray in tongues an interpretation should follow. Praying for others should be a time of agreement and edification. Because of this, praying in tongues will not be productive unless an interpretation is shared. A good “rule of thumb” to use before praying in tongues with another person is: (1)Do you personally know them? (2) Do they pray/believe in tongues themselves?