Each GHOP team includes Prayer Leaders, a Worship Leader, Musicians and Singers and Technical Support.
Prayer Leader: Using biblical prayers and promises, the prayer leader's role is to encourage those in the prayer room to engage in intercession for specific prayer needs and themes. They lead in prayer on the microphone, then interact with the musicians and singers as the team develops the scriptures through antiphonal singing/praying. They also lead into times of "Rapid Fire" prayer, small group prayer, prayer for healing etc.
Worship Leader: The worship leader leads the team of musicians and singers and their primary role is to lead corporate worship songs at various points during the meeting. They also lead times of spontaneous singing ("with the spirit and with the understanding" - 1 Cor 14:15) where the whole prayer room engages in singing "spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord" (Ephesians 5:19). They participate in antiphonal singing, and they establish spontaneous choruses for everyone to sing.
Musicians: The musicians on each worship team play together as a team with the aim of providing the best opportunity for those gathered to engage with God in worship and intercession. The musicians respond to the prayer themes and dynamics of the antiphonal singing to enhance what the singers and prayer leaders are doing. Music can open the human heart and spirit to God (2 Kings 3:15) and just as David commanded the musicians in the tabernacle to prophesy on their instruments, so today's musicians who will submit their skill to God can also prophesy through melodies, harmonies and rhythms. Music itself, without words, can be an expression of worship and intercession. This was the primary reason God gave human beings the gift of music!
Singers: A full team usually includes three prophetic singers in addition to the worship leader. During worship, they engage their own hearts and support the worship leader in leading those in the room towards authentic encounter with God through worship. They participate in spontaneous singing, and then antiphonal singing of the scriptures used in intercession. When the prayer leader has prayed, the singers sing short phrases to develop the prayer theme as they meditate together on the biblical passage. One of the singers is designated as a "chorus leader", who, along with the worship leader, establishes spontaneous choruses for all to sing.
Technical support: Effective use of sound equipment is important to any worship team, and for a GHOP team, the sound technician is a particularly key role. They need to run the sound desk so as to maximise the opportunity for those in the prayer room to engage theirs hearts in worship and prayer. They aim to support the unique needs of the worship team and prayer leaders in a Harp & Bowl meeting, while making sure everything is heard as clearly as possible.
Other roles we aim to develop include prophetic dancers and prophetic artists. The various creative gifts God has given us can be most powerful when they are expressed together, responding to one another before the Lord.
If you are interested in being equipped to serve in a GHOP team, please register for GHOP training.