Healing Prayer Training
A Two Year Practicum Experience
The Healing Academy is a training school that offers prayer education in the context of mentored groups, which connects students and spouses with the best of ancient and current wisdom in the healing prayer tradition.
The Healing Academy provides healing prayer teams during Wednesday Eucharist in Kentucky, Chapel services on Tuesdays and Thursdays on the Florida Dunnam Campus, and at many other events throughout the Seminary.
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.
Participation in the Healing Academy is granted by application only and participants are expected to continue their training and service through the end of the two year commitment.
Healing Academy Training Schedule
Training for the Healing Academy is founded on monthly teaching and coaching sessions.
In Fall of 2014, the Healing Academy will publish the 2 year training curriculum in a manual format so that all participants will be able to progress through standardized teachings modules regardless of location.
Kentucky: Healing Academy participants are placed in cohort groups and meet the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month (September – May) at designated times in SH 123.
Florida: Healing Academy participants on the Florida Dunnam meet each Tuesday (September – May) from 12-1pm in the Community Formation office for training via web conference with the Healing Academy Director.
ExL: Beginning in Fall 2014, new ExL Healing Academy participants will be able to participate in training via web conference.
These sessions offer time for mentoring where 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 asked to respond to these questions:
- What is Jesus healing in you?
- How has your own healing impacted the way you pray for others?
- What are you learning about healing prayer ministry?
During the coaching sessions participants have experienced God’s healing in various areas of their lives, both spiritual and physical. They share that God healed specific struggles such as anxiety, perfectionism, living in legalism, self-control and physical pain.
Kentucky: Coaching groups for Kentucky students meet for 90 minutes three times per semester (typically the third Monday of the month).
Orlando/ExL: Healing Academy participants will begin monthly coaching groups in Fall 2014 via web conference to accommodate commuter and work schedules.