The Leadership Training Seminar equips men and women for effective ministry to the sexually and relationally broken and is required to be a group coordinator.
Participants are trained through a combination of large group teaching, ministry sessions and small groups.
The main emphasis of the training will be greater personal healing for you. Through healing prayer, we invite the Holy Spirit to mend our various wounds. As we enter into the healing process together, we learn how to heal others.
Teachings will be on a variety of issues such as:
Participants will become familiar with the Living Waters program and its 20 lessons in the Living Waters: Restoring Relational Integrity through the Broken Body of Christ guidebook.
Living Waters Trainings are for men and women seeking to start a healing group in their local church or strengthen an existing group in your area. If you are in leadership, whether in healing ministry, an existing group or in a pastoral position you are encouraged to apply.
As one who will be leading others through a healing process it is expected that you have entered into your own process of healing and found freedom and growth in Christ-centered relationships. Those still bound by compulsive behaviors are discouraged from applying.
I can’t begin to say what a gift it was to go to the Living Waters Training in PA. In my role as the Pastor of Spiritual Formation and Leadership Development at Bridgetown Church Portland I am keenly aware of the profound need for healing that leads to an integrated life. At the LW Training, I was able to experience an integrated and unexpected healing on a deeply personal level. Through the small group time, confession, the robust theological and practical content, and the gift of inner healing prayer I was able to enter into more of who it is that Jesus has both created and called me to be specifically as a woman in his Kingdom. In the Living Waters program there is an undeniable call to fidelity to Jesus at all costs and at the same time there is an abundance of grace for the brokenness that each of us carry. ~Bethany Allen, Pastor of Spiritual Formation and Leadership Development, Bridgetown Church PortlandTwelve years ago, I was a new Christian who needed freedom from sexual addiction and clarity about God's best for me in my same-sex attraction. Living Waters was a place for me to receive what I needed from Jesus. Now, as a pastor at a young evangelical church, Living Waters is providing that same hope and healing to this generation, who needs the redemption that only Jesus can bring about in their bodies, sexuality, and relationships. ~Andrew Franklin, Pastor at Mosaic Church, Eastside SeattleAs a bishop I am grateful to Andrew Comiskey and the staff of Desert Stream Ministries for developing the Living Waters program to equip the Church and all of her communities with the tools they need to help their members who struggle with sexual and relational brokenness. Living Waters offers a practical, Catholic-friendly approach to the pastoral care of people who experience same-sex attraction, gender identity issues, relational brokenness and other personal challenges that keep them from experiencing the joy and integrity that spring forth from the virtue of Christian chastity. I wholeheartedly encourage Catholic pastors and pastoral ministers to prayerfully consider using the Living Waters program in their respective dioceses and parishes. ~Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, Archdiocese of Kansas City, KansasThe Living Waters Training is a much needed practical and pastoral counterpart to the brilliant insights and wisdom of Saint John Paul II's Theology of the Body. It provided the opportunity for me, personally, to grow and to heal in unexpected ways. I would love to see this small group model for growth in chastity and healthy relating planted throughout the Catholic Church. ~Christopher West, President of Theology of the Body InstituteTo hear more vibrant Living Waters testimonies, click here.
Fees listed below include meals, accommodations, and seminar materials, except where noted:
Kansas City, KS - July 9-14, 2022:Shared Room: $999.00** per person (hotel style, double occupancy)Private Room: $1299.00** per person (no more currently available; can request in case of cancellation)
**The total registration fee includes a non-refundable $100.00 application deposit. An additional $100.00 late fee will be added to the above totals after June 6, 2022.
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