“Where can I go to share my pain and struggle? Will
anyone listen to me? How can I find hope in my struggle? I’m alone and afraid
to tell anyone what’s really in my heart.”
thoughts and questions plague many Christians. The discipleship and prayer
ministry of Living Waters addresses the roots of sexual and relational issues
that ensnare Christians into unhealthy living.
Why would someone go to Living Waters? If you
are struggling with:
Waters provides a thoughtful and safe place to look at the ways we’ve become
ensnared. Through weekly times of worship, teaching and small group prayer, our
program leaders walk with participants in their struggle so they can live in
freedom and truth. We pray for God’s healing to restore broken areas of life so
that people can “love well” as God intended.
Waters is a 20 week closed group for men and women seeking healing in their
lives. It is an intensive and unique small group. Ultimately, we learn how to
press into Jesus more deeply, allowing Him to meet our needs and transform us
for His Kingdom purposes. With groups all over the world, and with over thirty
years of ministering God’s healing love, the Living Waters program is a proven
path of healing.
the worship, teaching, prayer and small groups of Living Waters we learn about:
Waters is a 20-lesson program taught in a closed-group format. The leaders have
been trained and a confidentiality policy is in place to help ensure trust and
WORSHIP – We focus our attention and praise on
God rather than our problems.
THE WORD – Living Waters’ teachings combine
biblical truths and psychological insights that help us to know God and ourselves better.
THE WORKS OF JESUS – Through healing prayer in
large and small group settings, we invite the Holy Spirit to heal our various
wounds. We bring our sins, and those committed against us, to the Lord who is
faithful to set us free.
BOTH GENDERS REPRESENTED – We value men and
women working out their healing together. Great healing comes as men and women
minister and receive alongside one another in worship, teaching and prayer in
the large group(though the small groups are same-sex). This reflects God’s
intention and character. Foundational to Living Waters is the reality
that God created us in His image as male and female.
CrossCurrent uses some of the same themes as a 20
week Living Waters group, but condenses and simplifies the material and
teachings into an 8-week curriculum. CrossCurrent was originally designed as an
introduction to the Living Waters program and is based on the same
principles. Some churches use CrossCurrent as a starting point/ bridge
into a full Living Waters group. Other churches use CrossCurrent as a
standalone study or opportunity for evangelization with individuals who may be
at a beginning stage of surrendering their whole person to Jesus Christ.
Each meeting includes worship, prayer and teachings.
The eight teachings that make up CrossCurrent cover themes such as:
* Getting Real: Jesus and the True Self* Getting Healed: How Jesus on
the Cross Bears our Wounds* Becoming Secure in the Father’s
Love * Beyond Brokenness.
Anyone can start a group by ordering the CrossCurrent
booklet but we strongly encourage you to attend an upcoming Living Waters
more information email email@example.com or call 866-359-0500.
If you would like to start a healing
group within your local church or strengthen an existing Living Waters group in
your area you should come to our next training!
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
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.
For more information or to apply, click here:
The Desert Stream/ Living Waters (DSM/LW) Internship Program is for individuals considering full-time ministry to the sexually and relationally broken, specifically through the Living Waters program. During an internship (typically 1 year), intern directors and other Desert Stream staff walk with an intern in their efforts to become a whole/ integrated man or woman—sexually, emotionally and spiritually. Interns enter into the ministry culture of the Desert Stream office, participating in daily office and ministry tasks for the purpose of growing in an ability to work in ministry to the sexually and relationally broken. The internship program seeks to impart the core values of Desert Stream/Living Waters Ministries, including:
Are Our Interns?We
have had interns from all over the United States and different parts of the
world. Most have actively participated in Desert Stream/Living Waters programs
for many years. Most have demonstrated their commitment to minister to the sexually
and relationally broken before coming to DSM/LW.
interns have overseen groups in Australia, Europe, Asia, Latin America and in
different regions of the United States.How
Do We Choose Our Interns?We
give priority to applicants who feel a specific call to healing
ministry, have participated in a DSM/LW program, and have attended the
Desert Stream Leadership/Living Waters Training. We consider other applicants
based on the strength of their pastoral and personal recommendations.Please
note: A face to face interview with the intern applicant is required,
whether in person (optimal) or via Skype.What
is the internship like? What exactly is involved?Interns are
involved in the day-to-day workings of Desert Stream/Living Waters ministries.
This includes a prayer gathering each morning and general office duties such
as: reception, data entry, correspondence, preparation of a monthly partner
mailing, conference administration, as well as weekly and monthly staff
in local DSM/LW groups and administrative activities as well as a week-long US
Living Waters Training when one is scheduled. Through
the course of their internship, interns meet twice a week with the intern
directors for personal growth and reflection and engagement with a personalized
are required to write a weekly paper (1 to 2 pages), reflecting on the life
applications of the assigned readings. Internship materials are provided.Groups
the year, interns play an important part in Desert Stream/Living Waters, from
conferences and trainings, to sharing their testimonies,
teaching, praying for others, and helping administrate events.Schedule:The
office is open Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-4:30pm. Each intern’s schedule is worked
out with the Intern Directors.
long is the internship?Usually
the internship starts in September and runs for 6 – 12 months. Three month
summer internships are possible through approval of Executive Director and Intern
would I live?Housing
is not provided but there are many affordable housing opportunities in the
Grandview/ Kansas City area. The cost varies: from $300-400/month to live with
housemates, up to $1,000/month to live alone (not including utilities). If
needed, we will do our best to assist you in finding housing.Do
I need a car?Yes.
Access to a car is optimal as public transportation to the office is limited.
If that is not possible, (especially for non-US interns), we will try to work
with you in arranging transportation, or housing within walking distance to
Desert Stream/Living Waters provide any financial assistance?No.
Desert Stream/Living Waters does not provide any financial assistance to
urge all interns to raise support in advance. Many fund-raise through their
home churches, local community, family and friends. As much as possible, the
Intern Directors will work with interns in their fundraising efforts.How
much money will I need?We
recommend a minimum of $1,000/monthly for a single person to $2,500/monthly for
about my social needs?We
will make every effort to welcome you and help as you adjust to a new
environment. However, we should not be your only source of social interaction
I need a computer?Yes. It
is recommended that each intern have outside access to a computer. Office
computers are not for personal business.Can
I start raising money now?Once
you have been accepted into the program you will be instructed about raising
not begin raising support until that time.What
do I do when I get to Kansas City?Your
arrival plans will be worked out with the Intern Directors once you are
accepted into the program.
Please take into account the following questions:
If you have any other questions please contact us:Phone: 816.767.1730Email: firstname.lastname@example.org