Healing

THE HOPE OF HEALING IS RESTORATION

The Healing Ministry at theCross is essentially a place where an individual can: send a prayer request, receive prayer, request a Stephen Minister, inquire about and find Recovery, and request a hospital visit or funeral service.

The hope of the Healing Ministry at theCross is to create a safe and sacred space where people can come, be known, and heal together in the context of Christ-centered community. We live in a broken world and we are all in need of healing and restoration. Jesus is the Healer and the only One capable of restoring us.

We see this in Luke 7:21-23: At that very time Jesus cured many who had diseases, sicknesses and evil spirits, and gave sight to many who were blind. So he replied to the messengers, “Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor. Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me."

Chris Burns

Healing Minister

A Message from our Healing Minister

"I am passionate about people finding hope and healing in Jesus because of how His grace and mercy has changed my life through my personal story of recovery. Jesus freed me from both addiction and trauma in my life and showed me great care in the process, which allowed me the space to heal and become the man that God has called me to be."

Read Isaiah 38:16-17: "Lord, by such things people live; and my spirit finds life in them too.You restored me to health and let me live. Surely it was for my benefit that I suffered such anguish.In your love you kept me from the pit of destruction; you have put all my sins behind your back."

 — Chris Burns, LCSW, CSAT

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Check Out What's Happening This Season in the Healing Ministry

Care & Recovery Nights

Fridays at 6:00-8:00pm in theChapel

Led by Chris Burns

chris@thecross.family

(321) 258-3331

Free Childcare Available

DivorceCare

Mondays from 6:00pm-7:30pm in theChapel

Led by Tim and Moriah Hunter

chris@thecross.family

(321) 258-3331

Free Childcare Available

For more information please visit:
https://www.divorcecare.org/groups/138991

Stephen Ministry

Led by Jimmie Carpenter and Mindy Botocan

To sign up to be a Stephen Minister or to receive care from a Stephen Minister please click here

Life Mentors Training

Sunday's during 2nd service in theChapel

Led by Peggy Shafar

peggyshafar@gmail.com

(352) 223-5371

What is a Life Mentor? Life’s Choices Women’s Clinic offers every client the opportunity to be paired with a Life Mentor, who will initially meet the client in person at the clinic. It is a wonderful opportunity to share God’s love with them as you walk this journey with them.

For more information on Life's Choices Women's Clinic please visit https://www.lifeschoices.net/

Learn More About Our Healing Ministries

Care & Recovery Nights

Care & Recovery Nights are broken up into 2 hours. In the first hour, we come together to worship, pray, and listen to a biblical teaching about hope and healing. In the second hour, we dive deeper into our gender-specific support groups: Care Groups and Recovery Groups.

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministers are highly trained laypeople—Christian men and women—trained to provide one-to-one care to people experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, and chronic or terminal illness.

Prayer Warriors

Our Prayer Warriors answer all of our prayer requests that we receive through our website and the cards that are filled out at church. We also have a team of individuals to pray for you in person during a Sunday service.

Mourning

Sickness, death, and loss are part of life on this side of Glory. We want to walk with you through this process. Whether it is a hospital or home visit or performing a funeral service, we have a team of people ready to be with you.

DivorceCare

Welcome to DivorceCare at theCross. DivorceCare is a faith-based support group for those who have never healed from a divorce in the past or are currently going through a divorce and/or separation. DivorceCare at theCross falls under our Healing Ministry. You can learn more about DivorceCare by clicking here.

Life Mentors

Life’s Choices Women’s Clinic offers every client the opportunity to be paired with a Life Mentor, who will initially meet the client in person at the clinic. After the first meeting, it is up to the two of you to decide where and when you will continue to meet. It is a wonderful opportunity to share God’s love with them as you walk this journey with them. If you are interested in becoming a Life Mentor please consider joining our 6-week training on Sunday mornings after the second service!