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Summer Programs

Open Hearts Ministry Leadership Training

"The Journey"


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The Journey training seminar is for men and women who desire to learn biblical ways to walk through the process of restoration from the damage of abuse. The six-day seminar offers training for a comprehensive twelve-week program which participants can take to their local churches and communities. The training is designed for women and men who are interested in becoming small group leaders or learning how to start a small group program.

The Journey seeks to engage the hearts as well as the minds of participants as they are given the opportunity to actually experience the twelve-week program. Because participation in a small group is the best way to train leaders, during the week attendees will wear two "hats," one as a group member and the other as a group leader. Trained, capable, caring facilitators will lead each small group, and a series of guest speakers delve into training in large group sessions. During the days of training one will also experience:

  • Meaningful worship
  • Biblical teaching
  • Honest sharing
  • Life stories
  • Personal reflection

Participation in the seminar is limited to those who have demonstrated leadership ability in their church or organization. We require that all participants read The Wounded Heart by Dr. Dan Allender.

"This ministry has given me tools to use in working with other abuse victims and solid, scriptural help in addressing issues surrounding abuse."

"The Journey gave me great hope. It was a safe environment to tell my story and be accepted and loved enough to be pursued and challenged to change."

"Because of Journey I can be a woman of honesty and integrity. The wounds I've walked around with are healing and as a result of the healing my relationships with Jesus, my friends and my family are becoming more real, deeper and healthier!"

"The teaching and discipling provided by this ministry is the very impetus to bringing avenues of healing to men and women of today-Christian and non-Christian. This seminar is biblical to its very core; the Lord is central to what occurs."

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