Growing a Healing Ministry

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Wood Lake Publishing Inc., 2004 - Religion - 214 pages
This book is based directly on the experience and wisdom of those who have established energy-touch healing ministries in congregational settings.

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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
7
SECTION
19
The Theoretical Foundations
37
Vision Mission
59
Ethical Guidelines
73
Preparing the Ground for Planting
99
Planting the Seeds
117
Nurturing What Is Planted
135
Tasting the Fruits
149
Taking Stock Program Evaluation
163
Taking Stock Theological Reflections
185
Midwives to the Divine Mystery
207
Copyright

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Page 8 - On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.
Page 199 - And what is it to work with love? It is to weave the cloth with threads drawn from your heart, even as if your beloved were to wear that cloth. It is to build a house with affection, even as if your beloved were to dwell in that house. It is to sow seeds with tenderness and reap the harvest with joy, even as if your beloved were to eat the fruit. It is to charge all things you fashion with a breath of your own spirit.
Page 21 - And he called unto him his twelve disciples, and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of disease and all manner of sickness.
Page 135 - A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them. Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they had not much soil, and immediately they sprang up, since they had no depth of soil, but when the sun rose they were scorched; and since they had no root they withered away.
Page 108 - The churches are children playing on the floor with their chemistry sets, mixing up a batch of TNT to kill a Sunday morning. It is madness to wear ladies' straw hats and velvet hats to church; we should all be wearing crash helmets. Ushers should issue life preservers and signal flares; they should lash us to our pews.
Page 73 - Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.
Page 108 - On the whole, I do not find Christians, outside of the catacombs, sufficiently sensible of conditions. Does anyone have the foggiest idea what sort of power we so blithely invoke? Or, as I suspect, does no one believe a word of it? The churches are children playing on the floor with their chemistry sets, mixing up a batch of TNT to kill a Sunday morning. It is madness to wear ladies...
Page 140 - For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
Page 108 - It is madness to wear ladies' straw hats and velvet hats to church; we should all be wearing crash helmets. Ushers should issue life preservers and signal flares; they should lash us to our pews. For the sleeping god may wake someday and take offense, or the waking god may draw us out to where we can never return.

About the author (2004)

Edmison has a Doctor of Ministry degree and is founding director of the Shekinah Foundation for Healing and Wholeness. She has led many workshops, teaching Sacred Touch.

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