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
At least 40 credit points plus:
The following courses are prerequisites:
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 Business / Bachelor of Ministry (Alphacrucis College (NSW Dept. of Education)), Bachelor of 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.
Students should be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the biblical, historical and theological foundations for the ministry of healing;
- Develop an understanding of various denominational views regarding health, illness and healing;
- Demonstrate a broad knowledge of key people who have been associated with various areas of healing ministry;
- Display an ability to critically analyse the integrated relationship between Christian ministries of healing, Christian chaplaincy and other care services provided to the sick and dying;
- Demonstrate an understanding of alternate theodicies and their implications for an understanding of sickness and healing practices.
This course may be offered in the following formats
Lectures, guided discussion, field project
- Exam 10% (30 minutes)
- Critical Reflection Paper 30% (1750 words)
- Critical Application Paper 20% (1000 words)
- Major Essay 40% (2500 words)
- Brown, C.G. Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.
- Chant, B. Walking with a Limp: A Charismatic Approach to Suffering. Openbook Publishers, 2013
- Donahue, B. and Kent, K.W. Jesus: Compassionate Healer. Downers Grove IL: InterVaristy Press, 2005.
- Ganley, T. Divine Mercy and Healing: A Charismatic View. Bloomington: Trafford Publishing, 2009.
- Geddes, F. Contemplative Healing: The Congregation as Healing Community. Bloomington: iUniverse, 2011.
- Koenig, H.G, King, D.E and Carson, V.B. Handbook of Religion and Health. Second Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.
- Kraft, C. Christianity with Power: Your Worldview and Your Experience of the Supernatural. Portland, OR: Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2005.
- McNutt, F. Healing Reawakening. Grand Rapids, MI: Chosen Books, 2005.
- Park, Andrew Sung, Triune atonement: Christ’s healing for sinners, victims, and the whole creation, Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2009.
- Pearson, M. Christian Healing: A Practical & Comprehensive Guide. Third Edition. Lake Mary, Florida: Charisma House, 2004.
- Porterfield, A. Healing in the History of Christianity. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.
- Warrington, K., Healing and Suffering: Biblical and Pastoral Reflections, UK: Paternoster, 2005.
- Weiss, Gregory L., and Lynne E. Lonnquist, The sociology of health, healing, and illness, 6th ed., Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2009.
- Wigglesworth, S. Ever Increasing Faith. Pittsburgh, PA.: Whitaker House, 2001.
- Wimber, J., and K. Springer. Power Healing. New York: HarperCollins, 1991.
- Asian Journal of Pentecostal Studies
- Enrichment Journal
- Journal of Christian Healing
- Journal of Health Ethics
- Journal of Pentecostal Theology
- Journal of Science and Healing
- Sharing: A Journal of Christian Healing