HEALING MINISTRIES

Family Reconciliation ·  Grief Ministries ·  Abuse Ministries ·  Prayer Ministries ·  School of Prayer ·  Spiritual Direction ·  Prison Ministries ·  Shut-in Ministries ·  Hosptial Visitation ·  Mental Health Ministries ·  Counseling Ministries

"It is not those who are healthy that need a physician, but those who are sick; I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners."

Mark 2: 17

Healing is essential if we are to become healthy, whole, and the unique person that God intended us to be. Manna believes in character transformation, reclaiming the human potential that we were created and born with. It is not enough to simply reclaim some virtues. Pain and personal destruction prevent us from reaching that potention.

Family Reconciliation

Reconciliation is the first and most important step to help broken and breaking families. This ministry meets the theological bedrock of repentance and forgiveness in a very practical way. If you want to do ministry where it really counts, please click below.

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Grief Ministries

This is a very important and misunderstood ministry. Grief hits unevenly and people react differently. However, this is one of the most basic human needs, i.e. to comfot and be comforted. Job's friends came to be with him and did not speak for a week. If God has called you and given you a gift of sympathy and empathy, we need you. Please click below.

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Abuse Ministries

These are ministries grouped under our propensity our abusive behaviors: chemicals, anti-social habits, and physical abuse. We will cooperate with many excellent groups and ministries. We will not start independent groups unless necessary. If you are interested in such ministries, please contact us.

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Prayer

Prayer is the deep sea for evangelical Christians. We have not tapped the power of prayer. The power of prayer is not a floor show or a magic act like we see with "slaying in the Spirit" or "Holy Laughter" in some Pentecostal churches, but something into which we enter into God's presence, commune with Him, and leave to do His agenda with His power. Although I am not a Pentecostal, I have yet to pastor a church in which someone who was supposed to die didn't due to the intercessory prayer of the church. We have just scratched the surface in the area of prayer and I include myself in that statement. If you are interested in deeper ministries of prayer, including prayers for healing, please click below to contact us.

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School of Prayer

The discipline of prayer as a discipline for the church was important in church history. We have lost that. It is my prayer that a group of people will disover and help lead our church into a deeper life of prayer. If you are interested in such a ministry, please go to the Focus page and click below to contact us.

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Spiritual Direction

Manna would like to develop a ministry of spiritual Direction. This is an ancient discipline just beginning to take shape in the evangelical church. We need trained and experienced Spiritual Directors to help us regain the ancient spiritual disciplines that have been so much a part of a mature church. If you are interested in either being a director or learning and praticing the spiritual disciplines, please contact us below.

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Prison Ministries

When people go to prision, lives are shattered and crushed in all directions and in all manner. We throw both the prisoner and his family and his family upon the garbage heap of society. We condemn the entire family to a living hell. Since California has the highest per-capita prison population and the "three strikes" law, we as a California church have a responsibility for ministry to such families. This is a very difficult ministry, since the needs are economic, social, familial, psychological, spiritual, educational, and they go on. Yet, we worship a God, who is loving, powerful, and merciful. The problems overwhelm us but not our God. If you are interested in such a ministry, please contact us.

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Shut-In Ministries

There are many fine Christians who can not get out to our communal worship celebrations, Bible studies, or any other public gathering. Their only connection to church is the diminishing kindness of busy church people and the clergy, who visit less and less today. Or, they listen to the Christian media, too much of which is dishonorable, fear-filled, and dishonest. How often have we read about some radio ministry taking all the money from some old person? Why do you think that happens. All too often the cynical voice over the radio is their church. This is an unappreciated but very important ministry. If you are interested, please click below.

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Hospital Visitation

Jesus in Matthew 25: 36 commended those at the last judgment who visited Him, by visiting the least, when they were sick and/or in prison. This is a basic duty of the church and so very important. Hospital visits are a must for any church and can be a blessing for the visitor. We will provide basic training. If you are interested in such a ministry, please contact us below.

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Mental Health Ministries

The mind is a mysterious thing, but it is still in the hands of God. Most of us, and I include myself, feel out of our element. However, people don't stop being people or in need of love when they suffer from mental health problems. If you have experience or are interested in such a ministry or some aspect of such a ministry, please contact us below.

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Counseling Ministries

Counseling has always been an important part of church life. However, biblical counseling has been eclipsed and sometimes shunted aside in favor of the latest psychological or pop-pscych advice. We need wise people who are mature in the faith to receive some Bible education. We wish to restore biblical counseling while not ignoring any helpful modern counseling methods. If you have experience or are interested in such a ministry, please contact us.

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