Asbury Healing Academy
2014-2015 Orientation Meetings
Application to the Healing Academy is now open for 2014-2015. Apply online by September 5 and plan to attend an ATS Healing Academy Orientation if you are a new member or did not attend the Fall Kick Off Retreat. Peg Hutchins, Director of Community Formation, will review the new ATS Healing Academy Program and manual. ExL students are welcome to apply and participate in online training, Coaching Groups and Prayer Appointments and to attend Grace Retreats and conferences.
Monday, September 8, 2014 from 8:30am to 12pm in Royal Auditorium.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 12:00pm to 1pm in the Community Formation Office.
Healing of Brokenness
God desires the healing of brokenness. The term brokenness denotes a full range of conditions, including physical, emotional, psychological, spiritual and social issues, which serve to create barriers to the receipt and appropriation of divine grace. In fact, a key dimension of the biblical term “equip” is the idea of mending. Owing to numerous cultural factors, not the least of which are deeply flawed approaches to family life and the devastating models of sexuality being advanced by mass media, the presence of all forms of brokenness are pervasive among us.
Asbury Seminary, which is deeply rooted in the Wesleyan, Evangelical Holiness tradition of the Christian faith has long been a place of healing and transformation for persons preparing for ministry. In order to accomplish our mission of preparing well trained, sanctified, Spirit-filled ministers, we aim to provide a context rich with resources for transformation and the healing of brokenness.
The Healing Academy is designed to equip students and spouses with the wisdom, dispositions and practical skills to engage in the ministry of Christian healing, through participation in a supervised practicum-oriented training school.
In addition to training, the Healing Academy provides ministry to students, staff, spouses and guests. These opportunities do not require membership in the Healing Academy practicum and include Grace Retreats, Prayer Appointments and Spiritual Direction.