The Healing Ministry training will be led by Bishop Graham and held at St Matthew's Church between 17 - 19 June 2016. Please complete and submit the application form below if you would like to attend.
Time table for the weekend
7.30pm Introduction Healing is Jesus -The basics Physical healing Followed by ministry in groups
9.30am Who am I? The Truth that sets us Free
11.10am Healing of emotional hurts and attitudes Followed by ministry in groups
2.30pm A doctor’s perspective on prayer for healing
3.30pm Practical Skills in Ministry
4.00pm Tea Break
4.20pm Ministry in groups
Meet rest of ministry group at a designated church for Sunday service with opportunity for healing ministry. Reassemble at St. Matthew’s Church.
2.30pm Where do we go from here? Ministry in groups
Aims of the weekend
• To gain some understanding of Christian healing ministry in the light of the Bible and present day experience
• To practise the ministry of praying for people using the laying on of hands
• To learn from the experience of others • To encourage churches to form teams offering healing ministry
Who can come?
The weekend is intended for members of the Anglican church but is open to members of other churches. It is for those who wish to explore the practice of healing ministry, provided that their participation is supported by their parish priest or minister whose signature is required. This is to ensure that the development of personal ministry takes place under the authority of the local church.
Participants must commit themselves for the whole programme, including Sunday. The Chester, Derby and Manchester bishops have given these weekends their full support.
The cost is £25 per person. Cheques should be made payable to: Parish of Edgeley and Cheadle Heath (please send cheques to 11 Meerbrook Rd, Cheadle Heath, Stockport, Cheshire SK3 0NJ.). Please note that cheques will not be cashed until after the weekend.
About the weekend
The church is rediscovering the importance of prayer for healing and experience shows that it is effective. The instructions that Jesus gave to his disciples to preach the Kingdom of God and heal the sick gives grounds for regarding healing as one of the basic tasks of the church. There are important questions to be answered about who should perform this ministry, what training they need and what their relationship should be to the medical and counselling professions. Participants need to be ready to receive healing ministry for themselves during the weekend; this may relate to areas of emotional hurts as well as physical problems. It is also important the participants are available for the whole course.