Last night, Kay did a bang-up job teaching our home group the five-step model for healing prayer developed by John Wimber. I am amazed at how few people in Vineyard churches have actually learned this stuff, when it’s a big part of our heritage. Two people besides me & Kay had had at least some training, but it was brand-new for the other five.
Kay did this seminar for each of the Vineyards in Japan a few years ago, but for me, this was the first time I’ve been through it since we found our first Vineyard 12 years ago, so it was good for me even though I’ve been praying for people for years. The real fun of the training is the clinic, of course — where you actually “do the stuff”. We broke into two groups, with Kay coaching the gang through the five steps. God did his thing (which is always a relief, because it’s a little scary). Mike said afterwards that this took him way outside of his comfort zone, but that it was good for him. Yeah, cross-training!
Note that this training is normally done as a class offered by the larger church — but we did it in our home group. I’m kind of proud of that.