Healing Prayer Training
A Healing Practicum Experience
The Asbury Healing Academy is a training school that offers prayer education in the context of group lecture, mentored groups, and active practice. Each serve to connect students and spouses with the best of ancient and current wisdom in the healing prayer tradition.
The curriculum consists of 10 Training Modules per year, for Level 1 and Level 2 students. These trainings are led by Peg Hutchins, and include the foundation of biblical, theological, and traditional wisdom in regard to healing prayer. At times, guest instructors are also invited in to share with the members. This year, for instance, we are pleased to welcome Dr. Richard Shaw to teach a module on the healing of shame.
Coaching groups are small mentoring groups which meet throughout the semester. These sessions offer time for mentoring in which participants receive feedback on their healing prayer practice, provide opportunities for a question and answer session, and function as a safe learning environment for healing prayer. Coaching groups include 4 to 6 people. At each session, the group is led in a time of discussion and hands-on activation to share and apply the material learned in each training module.
During the coaching sessions participants have experienced God’s healing in various areas of their lives, both spiritual and physical. They share about healing of specific struggles such as anxiety, perfectionism, living in legalism, self-control, and physical pain.
Members engage in the active practice of healing prayer through participation in prayer teams for chapels and special seminary events; serving as intercessor/observers in prayer appointments; and participating in Grace Retreats.
In addition to providing ways and means for students to appropriate healing in their own lives, the Seminary offers the theological and practical resources needed to equip and empower persons to be healing agents in the context of their local church and para-church ministries.
The curriculum is organized by levels. In Level 1, students focus on learning the basic concepts of healing prayer ministry and on their own personal healing journey. At this level, students also participate in altar ministry to begin to practice Healing Prayer Ministry. In Level 2, students are given more opportunity to go deeper in their own practice and begin to articulate their understanding of concepts to others. Level 2 students are trained in more specific dynamics of healing ministry, such as healing from trauma. Level 3 is an internship including personal mentoring with Peg Hutchins, Director of Community Formation.
Kentucky: Asbury Healing Academy participants meet on specific Mondays of each month (September – May) at designated times, usually in MC205-206. Level 1 students meet from 9:00-11:30am, and Level 2 students meet from 1:00-3:30pm.
Florida/ExL: Asbury Healing Academy participants on the Florida Dunnam meet for training via web conference with the Peg Hutchins. These sessions may cover the training module material or other information. Attendance requirements for Florida/ExL students vary from the Kentucky members to accommodate for the unique challenges of distance learning.
Applying for the Asbury Healing Academy
Participation in the Healing Academy is granted by application only, and participants are expected to continue their training and service throughout the academic year.