Healing For Today Curriculum & Ministry Intensive
HEALING FOR TODAY
Since 1993 we've been teaching on topics such as forgiveness and overcoming bitterness. Since 2006, we've conducted 13-24 week series of Healing Today, which is a comprehensive curriculum and ministry training in salvation, healing, deliverance, healing of a broken heart, how to minister to yourself and others, and be released into doing the works of ministry that God put on your heart to do. Each year it seems there is so much we want to get across in a few 'short' weeks, and are looking into making the teaching more accessible 24x7 online. The curriculum series has always had a 'personal' touch to it, since each years' series is specifically geared to the attendees who have applied. In past years, all sessions required registration because we believed that each step of the teaching built on the foundational teaching about what Christ did on the cross. We recommend you study the HFT material in order, but have relaxed our approach to make the sessions more accessible, both due to people's busy lives and our heart to have you feel you can come and go as you please, attend what you like, and not "have to" attend prior sessions in order to attend the current ones. Smaller groups allow individual attention and teaching specific to the issues of the lives of those who attend. What's covered in a 24 week series is equivalent to a year or more of individual ministry. We are currently conducting the 2015 Healing For Today series on the First (or Second) Monday of Every Month and the Saturday following each Monday session. Mondays are open for anyone to attend. Saturdays require pre-registration forms mailed back to us at least one week before the first Saturday you attend, but we've started opening those sessions up as well.
HEALING FOR TODAY 2015-2016.
We've felt led to make the HEALING FOR TODAY intensive more accessible this year, 2015, and so we are offering it as two sessions a month and integrating it with Monday LIVE church. This is new for us. Live Church will include a general teaching, and then the saturday following each live church session there will be a more in depth teaching and group ministry for those who want to register and to join us. Monday will be open for anyone to attend, while if you want to participate in the intensive teaching and ministry on Saturday, you will sign up to attend that session (or all of them).
The purpose of HEALING FOR TODAY is to equip you to deal with spiritual issues in your own life and to grow in your ability to help others. It is biblical teaching in the relationship between God's and His Word, spirit, soul and body and how it relates to life, blessing and living in God's grace with wisdom in daily life. Sometimes people feel that God has abandoned them or they wonder why there are so many promises in the Word of God that are not coming true for them (....yet). This curriculum provides answers and offers people help to receive what Jesus came to do, and then encouragement and training in doing works of ministry.
Over the past several months we have been adding additional teaching on discernment of spiritual and other forms of abuse. When dealing with the deep issues of the heart, we have found that in a hierarchical authoritative environment, people can and do abuse the "taking personal responsibility" part of dealing with heart issues, and try to make you responsible not only for your own issues but theirs. In effect, the scriptures can get "twisted." See our writeup on healthy vs. unhealthy deliverance and our section in the training section on abuse. We have added some teaching so that when you learn about fear, or idolatry or anger, that you know it is okay to feel and respond and think, and so you don't fall prey to those who would use your own normal thinking and responses to manipulate or steer you for their own ends.
Formerly, we offered this intensive ministry training twice a year. We offer it once every year or year and a half, as we now have about 30 weeks of teaching, training and ministry to
try to fit in a year's time. We do teach deliverance ministry [Mark 16:15-18] as part of the curriculum, but along with the that part of the teaching, we talk about how it can be abused and how it can deteriorate into legalism or even how it can be abused. Why do we do this? So you can benefit, but also discern how a "good" doctrine can be out of balance. This is actually something to note when you start seeing the benefit of any teaching, anywhere. We are all susceptible to influence, more than we are usually aware, so it helps to think critically about what you learn and how it is applied and practiced. God gave you a brain, and you are licensed and ordained to use it.
Please do come and join us for church once a month on Monday night, usually the first monday of every month, but please check the schedule. Explore the media and teaching notes' sections. You are welcome and invited to become a part of us. We will be adding some recordings from Healing For Today in the media section throughout the year. In 2014 we did an Advanced Healing For Today, and the teachings are being reviewed for posting in the media section. The Monday night live teaching will feature general curriculum teachings, and the Saturday Intensive Teaching and Group Ministry will expand upon Monday's teaching and, where applicable, will be addressing the specific needs of the attendees who sign up in advance for each Saturday session. Sometimes we do open the Saturday sessions to everyone, but they usually require preregistration.
Join us for this special time where we have some life-transforming teaching and ministry media from our heart to yours about being a part of the body of Christ this fall. Sign up for the Engrafted Word newsletter to receive curriculum codes for Monday live Church and information as to how to sign up for the Saturday intensives (below - please sign up in that tiny little box at the bottom of the page next to the word "GO" for the newsletter), and keep connected.
Please check back often as the site is updated periodically. Information on registration for Healing For Today and the curriculum about who we are as the body of Christ is available in the Newsletter.