St Paul’s Caulfield North
2 November 2023 // Sponsored
In a world where wellness, spiritual enlightenment and healing are more important to people than ever, the “Divine Healing in the 21st Century” conference is set to be a transformative and spiritually enriching event. This gathering of like-minded individuals, passionate about healing ministry in the 21st century, promises to inspire, educate, and ignite a shared vision for the future of healing within the church.
Hosted at St. Paul’s in Caulfield North, this conference will take place from November 16th to 18th, 2023. Rev. Brendan McDonald, Vicar of St. Paul’s Caulfield North and one of the key organisers of this event, explained, “Our conference aims to foster a deeper understanding of healing ministry and its relevance in today’s world. We are dedicated to providing practical insights that attendees can apply in their own worship, community, and personal context.”
What sets this conference apart are the diverse range of keynote speakers, including Dr. Teresa Parish from KITE Ministries, Bishop Ian Lambert (former Bishop to the Australian Defence Force and now a leader of the Anglican Renewal Network Australia), and Rev. Dr. Mark Durie (founding director of the Institute for Spiritual Awareness and an expert in freedom and deliverance ministries). Each of the speakers are renowned figures in the field of healing ministry and deliverance, and their presence adds a unique dimension to the event, making it truly special.
The roots of this conference date back to March 1923 when healing evangelist James Moore Hickson ran a healing mission at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Melbourne. Many members of the diocese, including the Vicar of St. Paul’s in Caulfield North, attended the mission. Following this inspiring event, intercessions for healing began at St. Paul’s and have continued for an impressive 100 years.
However, in today’s evolving world, healing ministry within the church has seen changes. Recent statistics from the National Church Life Survey (NCLS) reveal that only 12% of Anglicans describe themselves as charismatic today. This shift prompts the essential question, “What is the future of healing ministry within the church for the next 100 years?” It is this question that forms the heart of the conference, inviting like-minded individuals who believe that the gifts of the Holy Spirit are as relevant today as ever to dream together about the future of healing ministry in the 21st century.
This conference is open to all seeking spiritual growth, healing, and a deeper understanding of divine healing in contemporary society. Everyone is welcome to register for the event, whether you are simply inquisitive, interested in learning more about healing ministry, looking to develop networks, or eager to discover how to initiate a healing ministry in your own parish. Let us come together to explore the future of healing ministry in the church and discover how these ancient practices remain vital in our rapidly changing world.
Detailed information, including registration details and the schedule, can be found on the conference website: http://healingministry.melbourne