Jesus sent his followers to share the Good News and to heal the sick (Luke 9:2). Christians believe that Jesus is alive today and that his Spirit works through us.
The Presbyterian Church of Wales’ Healing Ministry is based on the belief that Jesus loves and understands every one of us. When we turn to him, he will listen and respond, using our various talents as means to heal others.
In 1954, the Presbyterian Church of Wales established a movement to encourage understanding and practise of Christian Healing. Since then, many people have been involved, both receiving and contributing. At the same time, interest in Christian Healing was on the rise in other branches of the Church and today, many churches throughout the world have accepted this ministry as a natural part of their worship and work.
Although Healing may not happen as we expect, when we turn to Jesus with our needs and ask him to enter our situation, he will always meet us there and will never leave us. Every part of our lives is affected by the Healing Ministry. It affects our relationship with God, with others, with ourselves and with the world created around us. It works in harmony with the medical profession, nurses and others involved in healing and acknowledges that God uses many means of healing us.
The Healing Ministry warns against spiritualism and the harmful influence of the occult. It concerns the whole person: body, mind and spirit. It brings peace and harmony to a needy world.
The work of the Healing Ministry includes local meetings in the three Associations and an annual retreat at Coleg Trefeca where those in attendance can minister to each other, listen, pray and experience renewal. A Summer School has been held since the 1950s and now meets in Gregynog near Newtown. It includes a service of blessing/healing, small group work, worship and a chance to listen to a guest speaker talk on the theme of healing.
For further details on the Healing Ministry, please contact the Secretary, Nerys Rowlands – Address: Pandy, Cefnddwysarn, Bala, Gwynedd LL23 7LN or via email – [email protected]