Details for Healing Ministry
Why don’t people always get healed when we pray for them? What is our responsibility in partnering with God for healing? What does it even mean to be well? What does it mean to be sick? Students undertaking this unit will have the opportunity to investigate the various perspectives on healing throughout the life of the church. Some of the big questions surrounding the ‘why’ of sickness, suffering, and death will also be grappled with. Further, practical skills will be discussed to care for people at these inevitable times of sickness, grief and death.
- Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
- Course code: MIN204
- Credit points: 10
The unit Healing Ministry is part of the subject area Ministry and is offered as a part of the following Awards: Bachelor of Applied Theology (Korean) (Alphacrucis College (NSW Dept. of Education)), Bachelor of Contemporary Ministry (Alphacrucis College (NSW Dept. of Education)).
This unit addresses the phenomena and significance of healing in the life and ministry of the Christian church.
- The Creator, Creation and the Problem of Disease
- Healing and Health in the OT, the Teachings of Jesus and Early Christianity
- Healing and the Miraculous in the History of Christianity
- Significant persons in the contemporary world of healing – esp. Australasia
- Cessationism and Healing
- Healing, the Demonic and Evangelism
This course may be offered in the following formats
Lectures, guided discussion, field project
Major Essay (50%, 2500 words); Critical Reflection on involvement in a healing program (30%, 1500 words); Group Class Presentation (20%, presentation plus 1250 word summary)
Morton Kelsey, Healing and Christianity. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1995.
- Bosworth, F. Christ the Healer. New Jersey: Old Pappan, 1973.
- Brown, M.L. Israel’s Divine Healer. Grand Rapids, MI.: Zondervan Publishing, 1995.
- Burgess, S.M., McGee, G.B. and Alexander, P.H (eds.). Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements. Grand Rapids, MI.: Zondervan Publishing, 1988.
- Chant, B. The Australian Career of John Alexander Dowie. London: CSAC, 1993.
- Davies, S.L. Jesus the Healer. St Albans, London:SCM Press, 1995.
- Deere, J. Surprised by the Power of the Spirit.Grand Rapids, MI., Zondervan Publishing1993.
- Kee, H.C. Medicine, Miracles and Magic in New Testament Times. Cambridge, UK, CUP, 1986.
- Kydd, R.A.N. Charismatic Gifts in the Early Church. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson Publishing Co., 1995.
- Osborn, T.L. Healing the Sick. Littleton, NH.: Harrison House, 1986.
- Wigglesworth, S. Ever Increasing Faith. Pittsburgh, PA.: Whitaker House, 2001.
- Wimber, J. and K. Springer. Power Healing. London, UK,: Hodder & Stoughton, 1987.