Healing Ministries (ECHM)TM
Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it,
that it may bring forth more fruit. John 15:2 Context: John 15:2-5
"Finding Inner Healing Solutions to Life's Problems"
Emmaus Centre for Christian Healing (ECHM) is a Christ-centered, ecumenical ministry that is dedicated to the practice and teaching of healing prayer. When we read in the scriptures about Jesus we see how He through the Father together went about healing those in need. We have developed our ministry under the guidance of the holy spirit and follow the method Jesus used in healing-Prayer! It is pastoral in nature, based on scriptural principles and led by the Holy Spirit. Inner healing at Emmaus looks for the root causes that lie beneath the surface of most problems. Bitter roots, as we call them, feed patterns in us that lead to broken relationships, habitual sin, and many other kinds of bad fruit. Once bitter roots are discovered, the prayer minister leads the seeker in prayer to the foot of the Cross, to forgive those who wounded him/her, and to receive forgiveness for judgments and other strongholds the heart has formed.
The website offers a variety of information and resources including: prayer appointments, prayer ministry opportunities, training, and events information/calendar, relevant articles, and much more...TBA
Our Inner Healing Model
Hurting people come to the Emmaus Centre for Healing Ministries (ECHM) for many reasons such as illumination, reconciliation, confession, restoration and relationship building with God and others. They hurt, feel pain and are seeking relief from their guilt or shame. Shame plagues our hearts and minds and without seeking forgiveness and reconciliation in our lives, these maladies can cause sickness in our souls. We need to be purged from these afflictions so God can heal us. The psalmists says; “Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart. Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow”- (Psalm 51:6–8). We ask the holy spirit to purge us. To purge means: to rid of whatever is impure or undesirable; to cleanse; purify, to rid, to clear, free or liberate, to clear of imputed guilt or ritual uncleanliness.
We model our inner healing after Jesus ministry of healing. He was into repentance, restoration and then transformation. Inner healing is a ministry of the heart- the heart of Jesus. Jesus' model was to Listen, Love, Pray and Deliver. We listen to your issues and needs, we do not offer counsel, we seek the moving of the holy spirit to illuminate the root cause. Next, we assess the issues with you. Next, we share Jesus, we pray through the issues, needs, ask forgiveness and then we ask the holy spirit for healing. Isa 61:1-3. Remember God can mend the broken heart, but we have to give him all the pieces.
We offer personal prayer ministry through:
• 90-minute prayer appointments
• Day of Healing Prayer
• Open Prayer
• Intensive Prayer Ministry
• Journey to Healing Retreat
Spirit, Word and Sacrament