A Training Curriculum Based on the Five Step Healing Model at Vineyard of Harvest Church, Walnut, California
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ABSTRACT A TRAINING CURRICULUM BASED ON THE FIVE STEP HEALING MODEL AT VINEYARD OF HARVEST CHURCH, WALNUT, CALIFORNIA Howard Tien-Hoy Hsieh, D.Min. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2015 Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Brian J. Vickers The purpose of this project is to develop and teach a training curriculum based on the Five Step Healing Model at Vineyard of Harvest Church in Walnut, California. Chapter 1 presents the purpose, goals, context, rationale, definitions, limitations, and research methodology of the project. Chapter 2 provides the biblical and theological foundations for Healing Prayer Ministry by examining selected New Testament passages which show (1) Christ taught and trained the twelve and the seventy disciples to heal the sick and free the demonically oppressed. (2) Christ told his disciples that they would do the same type of works (and even greater) than he did in his earthly ministry. (3) In the book of Acts, the Spirit-empowered disciples continued the healing and deliverance ministry of Christ. (4) In the epistles of 2 Corinthians 10 and Ephesians 4, Paul states that deliverance ministry is needed for people who suffer from sinful strongholds. (5) In the epistle of James, church believers are commanded to pray for one another for healing Chapter 3 discusses the theoretical and practical issues related to healing prayer ministry. For effective healing prayer ministry to take place, believers must understand the concept of the kingdom of God, and prayer intercessors must understand spiritual warfare, be equipped to do deliverance ministry, and know how to set people free from sinful strongholds. Chapter 4 explains the elements of the ministry research project. This chapter systematically describes what the project entailed and how it was conducted, including a project questionnaire, the curriculum used for the Five Step Healing Model, handouts which explain how to get rid of sinful strongholds and utilize Scripture in healing prayer ministry. Chapter 5 provides an evaluation and reflection of the project's purpose, goals, and modifications to strengthen the project for future use. This project can benefit any size church, in any demographic setting, which seeks to implement a healing prayer ministry.