The purpose of this option is to help you reflect on and develop the release of the gifts of the Holy Spirit in your life and the life of your congregation and to understand and release the gifts of Holy Spirit in evangelism.
In the first few weeks, as you begin:
Spend some time reflecting and journaling on your own experience of stepping out to pray for people who have sought physical healing or some form of miracle. Also reflect on any time that you have believed that you have had a word of knowledge or prophetic word for a person. Reflect on how you felt you received this and delivered it as well as the result for the person receiving it.
This initial reflection is to enable you at the end of this option to assess how far you have travelled through the eight-month period. This is a private document unless you choose to share something of the detail in your final reflection.
Every two months:
a) Read one of the following books every two months (if you have already read some, ask the facilitator for alternatives). Use the five questions in the Reflection Guide as a basis to aid your reflection and journaling with each reading. Your responses to these questions might make useful conversation starters when you meet with your own supervisor/mentor/spiritual-director/coach.
Johnson, Bill, and Randy Clark. The Essential Guide to Healing: Equipping all Christians to Pray for the Sick (Grand Rapids: Baker Publishing Group, 2011).
Clark, Randy. Power to Heal: 8 keys to Activating God’s Healing Power in Your Life (Pennsylvania: Destiny Image Publishers, 2015).
Clark, Randy. The Essential Guide to the Power of the Holy Spirit: God’s Miraculous Gifts at Work Today (Pennsylvania: Destiny Image Publishers, 2015).
Dawkins, Robby. Do What Jesus Did: A Real-Life Field Guide to Healing the Sick, Routing Demons and Changing Lives Forever (Grand Rapids: Baker Publishing Group, 2013).
Throughout the eight months:
b) Participate in at least two missional activities where the gifts of the Holy Spirit are actively used, as agreed upon with the facilitator (Trent Hodson). (Learners in the Auckland area may wish to participate in “Kingdom on the Streets” run by Liberty Christian Church.)
c) Watch “A journey into Healing and Miracles” . Randy Clark interviews Bill Johnson on his experience of praying for the sick
By 12 October 2018, and following the completion of the four readings, the two missional activities, and watching the video, write a reflection (1000 words, or a 10 minute vlog). Discuss how your Sunday services and pattern of weekly church life will change because of what you now know and have experienced praying for healing and prophesying over people.
Do you intend to change your personal life and/or pastoral ministry as a result of reading the books and engaging with people outside the church in a different style of ministry?
Trent is senior leader of Liberty Christian Church, a vibrant, growing Baptist church in Auckland West. Liberty is known for its contemporary worship, with Jesus at the centre and marked by a deep intimacy with God. Trent is committed to seeing a church where the people are fully empowered by the Holy Spirit, using the gifts of the Spirit to extend the Kingdom of God wherever they go. There is an emphasis on physical healing and signs and wonders as seen in the Gospels and the book of Acts. Trent regularly ministers in other churches helping them develop a Kingdom culture.
PARTICIPANTS: Up to a maximum of 20 at any time.
COST: This course is free for registered Baptist Leaders. All other registrants will be email invoiced NZD$50 per Guided Learning option.
[updated 3 November 2017]
|Event End Date||12-10-2018|
|Registration Start Date||01-11-2017|
|Cut off date||01-02-2018|