Speaker: Otto & Sharon Bixler
Do you long to start a ministry team in your church?
Teaching on this CD will help all those responsible for starting or running a church ministry team.
Otto and Sharon bring much wisdom and experience on how to introduce the healing ministry into a local church.
They teach about the need to understand the foundational vision of your church and its traditions, and for patience as you find the best approach and timing.
Otto and Sharon emphasise the importance of spiritual accountability and covering.
They explain how to train the ministry team and warn of the frustration you can experience when things move slowly, or there is opposition.
(Recorded at Equipped for a Purpose Conference Nov 1997.)
The vision for Ellel Ministries was to be a place where people can receive ministry and be trained to help others. However, organisations such as Ellel Ministries can’t possibly meet all the needs. The demand for personal ministry is overwhelming. Many churches want to help but they don’t know how. Others don’t have enough people in their congregations who are properly equipped. For this reason the conference ‘Equipped for a Purpose’ was held. It was planned to help the Church with the task of equipping its people to fulfil the Great Commission to preach the good news of the Kingdom and heal the sick.
Why is healing so important to the Body of Christ? In reality we all need healing from the consequences of living in a fallen world, but we are not just referring to healing from the obvious symptoms of sickness and disease –important though that is.
Paul prayed that we might be whole in spirit, soul and body (1 Thessalonians 5:23) and the process of walking towards healing brings reality and encourages us to grow in maturity as strong disciples of Jesus.