We are currently offering our listening modules via Zoom for groups, if you would like to run any of the modules for your group or organisation please contact us to discuss your requirements.
School of Healing (Leicester and Guildford) are running online and you can book your place on our events page.
We are in the process. of adapting Prayer Ministry Training, which will be available online at a later date... watch this space!
Growing a Healing Ministry is available for direct download here.
Please contact us to book any of our events for the Autumn.
We have a range of different events that we can bring to you in listening, healing, and reconciliation. For more information on each of these events take a look below.
We live in a busy world. Social media screams headlines and conversations extend to the length of a tweet or the time it takes to drink a cappuccino. We tire quickly, and long for space to breathe, talk, be heard. Acorn’s Listening Pathway responds to this longing because listening is a vital part of the healing process.
For more information and to book click here.
Module 1 provides an opportunity to identify bad listening and learn what good listening entails. You will learn an effective and safe method of listening that will enhance your ability to bring healing and wholeness into the lives of those around you. As part of the course, in pairs, you will have two opportunities to speak (and then listen) for up to five minutes.
Through attending this event you will:
Building on the previous training, module 2 will enable you to apply active listening in the context of your professional or personal life or ministry. As part of the course, in pairs, you will have two opportunities to speak (and then listen), one for five minutes and another for up to twenty minutes.
At this event, you will:·
Module 3, the final event in our listening pathway, will prepare you to listen in formal situations, in a professional, safe way. During the course there will be times of self-reflection, short discussions in small groups and practical listening sessions. You will also be allocated to a group of three people and will have two opportunities to speak (and then listen) for up to twenty minutes and one opportunity to observe the listening process.
Through listening to ‘our whole selves’, listening to others, and observing other listeners, you will:
Listening to ‘our whole selves’: Entering our inner world / Examining wholeness / Exorcising the past / Exploring our emotions
Listening to others: A professional approach / A practical approach
Listening to the listeners: Observing the listening process
Acorn teaches prayer ministry in the context of healing and wholeness, ministering to the whole person, body, mind and spirit. We have various events at which you can explore and learn about this opportunity to serve others.
Our School of Healing events run monthly on a Saturday morning in Guildford and Leicester. At each three-hour event, through worship, learning, discussion and debate, you will explore the Christian healing ministry and consider a diverse range of subjects. The morning will conclude with a short healing service.
School of Healing (part 1)
St Martin’s House, Leicester, LE1 5PZ
Each month there will be an opportunity for you to learn and experience how to become involved in the healing ministry and how to stay involved. You will focus on developing your sensitivity to the voice of the Holy Spirit and your awareness of how God is at work.
The topics covered will be:
The Practice of Prayer Ministry
The Ministry and Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Theodicy – the Problem of Evil
Healing in Church History
Chronic and Long-term Illness
Is Healing in the Atonement?
Healing: Passion Week
Leading Services of Healing Prayer
Nurturing the Healing Anointing
School of Healing (part 2)
The Lady Chapel, Guildford Cathedral, GU2 7UP
10.00 to 1.00 on the first Saturday of each month (with a few exceptions!)
Part 2 of our School of Healing is taking a deeper look at some of the issues related to the healing ministry and the connection between methodology and ministry. We will consider the lives and ministries of some who have gone before us, what they attempted and discovered. Acorn praxis rests on a clear biblical foundation so we will also compare people’s methodologies against the ministry of Jesus and biblical teaching.
This event will provide you with a clear conceptual framework for the development and practice of a competent and compassionate prayer ministry in a church or community setting. It examines the biblical foundations and establishes a clear understanding of personal and ministry boundaries by assessing realistic ministry scenarios.
‘Growing a Healing Ministry’ is a great resource for following on from a Prayer Ministry Training event. It has been produced by Acorn to help Christians learn about the healing ministry and to apply what they learn in and through their local church. It is designed as an interactive course for large or small church groups, and assumes no prior knowledge of, or experience in, Christian healing. It can however also be used as a refresher training course, and leaders or groups may wish to adopt the material to suit their circumstances. Each session builds on the one before, so it is desirable that group members be committed to the whole course.
During this day we will explore what happens when we experience significant losses in life - not just the bereavement that comes from the death of a loved one or a friend, but all the losses that have an impact on us and leave an impression in our lives.
We will look not just at the process of grieving but our process - individual and personal - and what the Bible has to say to help us on our own journey and in walking alongside others in their journey of grief and loss.
Reconciliation is not just about finding solutions to conflict, but learning how relationships, impacted by conflict, can be healed. Understanding how conflict starts and ends is essential for healthy, life-giving relationships.
Acorn offers a one-day event and can, on request, run a reconciliation process in situations where churches or organisations are endeavoring to face and transform conflict in a healthy manner.
Many Christians regard conflict as intrinsically unspiritual and to be avoided at all costs – with the result we either hide from it or handle it badly. This event will explore the process by which individuals and church communities can understand what is happening in times of conflict, directing them to the appropriate, biblical mechanisms of handling ‘difference’ before it becomes destructive. You will be provided with a biblical and theoretical framework for engaging with conflict and suggested approaches to transform the relationships involved.