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Basic Healing Prayer Training

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Church of the Holy Spirit, Leesburg teaches a 2 year biblical healing course in 5 Training Modules where you will learn the basics of how to pray for physical healing, inner healing, and deliverance, and how to connect with God conversationally.

Sessions are being held on Tuesday evenings at 6:45 – 9:15 in the Multipurpose Room at the church. Pastor Clancy Nixon and Ginger Nixon facilitate these meetings, along with members of their healing prayer team. Each week we will have a video or audio teaching, discussion, and then we will have either demos or small group sessions where we will practice praying for people in a safe setting.

The course is not graded nor is anyone expected to become a member of a prayer team. This course is being offered to equip any Christian to confidently pray for the sick and see people healed. You will learn about your authority to heal the sick and cast out demons and prayer models for each type of healing. The best part is having the opportunity to practice what you learn, and receiving healing yourself as class members minister to you.

Note: Membership on a prayer team is determined by the policies and leadership of individual churches and ministries. 

There is no fee for the course. Each module will include a manual which will cost $5-$30 depending on the module and will be available for purchase at the class. Additional resource books will also be recommended for more in depth study, but will not be required.

We have an excellent lineup of video and audio teachings from leaders in their fields. You may take any module that you would like and there are no prerequisites. However, we highly recommend taking Module 1 – Physical Healing if you are new to healing prayer.

Childcare is available upon request via the registration form or calling the church @ 703-726-0777.

Questions??: Contact Maria

Year 1

Module 1: Physical Healing
Dates: 9/12/2017 – 1/23/2018
Manual: $20
Power to Heal video teaching and Ministry Team Training Manual, by Dr. Randy Clark, apostolic leader of the Global Awakening ministry. Eight practical, Bible-based tools that will help you start praying for the sick… and see them supernaturally healed. You’ll learn how to receive and share words of knowledge for healing; pray with authority to release God’s power; keep ministering to people when they don’t instantly get healed; use the five-step prayer model; and step out, take risks and watch God do the miraculous.

Module 2: 4 Keys to Hearing God’s Voice
Dates: 1/30/2018 – 4/24/2018
Manual: $5
Video teaching by Dr. Mark Virkler; former pastor, founder and current head of Communion With God Ministries and Christian Leadership University. Wouldn’t it be incredible if you clearly heard God’s voice every single day for the rest of your life? As a result of this teaching, you can receive daily direction from the Wonderful Counselor Who encourages you and guides you in cultivating great relationships with family and friends. You will learn divine patterns for approaching God and four vital keys that will allow you to clearly hear God’s voice every day. You will begin to discern God’s voice from other voices which clamor for your attention and how to record what God reveals to you using two-way journaling as you confirm it through a variety of methods. You WILL experience Jesus’ guarantee that, “My sheep hear My voice”. Your life will be transformed!

Module 3: Interacting with Jesus – Growing in Spiritual, Emotional and Relational Maturity
Dates: 5/1/2018 – 6/26/2018
Manual: $15
Video teaching by Margaret Webb, Jessica Handy, and Leren Chamberlain from the Alive & Well ministry. This introductory training program includes teaching, triad exercises, and small group Immanuel (God with us) encounters to help you develop your own relationship with Jesus. Informed by brain research, the course helps increase your ability to recognize and experience God’s presence, grow in intimacy with Him, deepen and mature relationships with others, and continue your own healing. Interacting with Jesus provides you with an intellectual and experiential understanding of joy and appreciation, secure attachment, and connection with the Lord. Based on work by Dr. Karl Lehman, Dr. Jim Wilder, Ed Khouri and Chris and Jen Coursey. Note: Alive & Well calls this course “Immanuel Lifestyle”.

Year 2

Module 4: Inner Healing
Dates: 9/11/2018 – 3/12/2019
Manual: $30
Video teaching by Judith and Francis MacNutt, two of the most recognized and respected leaders in the healing ministry, and leaders of the Christian Healing Ministries. The video series, Founder’s Edition of Christian Healing Ministries’ School of Healing Prayer® Level 2, was filmed and recorded with founders Francis and Judith MacNutt. This course offers the necessary tools to effectively minister to those in need of healing and deliverance.

Register for Module 4

Module 5: Deliverance
Dates: 2/26/2019 – 6/25/2019
Manual: $22
Breaking Free: audio teaching by Tom Hauser, senior pastor of Global River Church in Wilmington, NC and director of the deliverance tents for Global Awakening’s international mission trips for many years. Training intended to equip the Body of Christ for the ministry of healing through deliverance. Learn a biblically sound and theologically orthodox method of prayer ministry to identify the lies or misconceptions that an individual believes and to engage and remove specific spirits that have a form of manipulation, influence or control in an area of a person’s life.

Immanuel Prayer Minister Training

Immanuel Prayer is a process to help people connect relationally, intimately, personally and securely with God in a prayer ministry session. It is the foundational inner healing model used by our healing prayer team.

We offer Immanuel Prayer Minister Training for individuals who wish to learn how to minister to others using the Immanuel Approach. This 24-hour training course is designed for those who have already taken Immanuel Lifestyle (or have prior approval from the course instructor) and want to learn to offer Immanuel Prayer to others. The content includes some essential teachings with focus on applying the teachings in practice groups. In the practice groups, students facilitate and receive Immanuel Prayer for one another with feedback from an experienced mentor or trainer.

This training uses the Immanuel Prayer Ministry Training video course produced by the Alive & Well ministry.

Curriculum topics include:

  • Capacity, Joy, and Securely Attached Relationship
  • Guiding the Connection Process
  • Deepening the Connection Process
  • Handling Blocks to Connecting with Jesus
  • The 5 Brain Levels

The structure of the class incorporates video classroom teaching, live demonstrations, dyad/triad exercises, and mentored small group practice.

The course is offered in a 2-part intensive seminar format across 2 weekends which will be 1 month apart. There will be organized and supervised practicums between and after the seminars.


Completion of ONE of the following courses.

  • Immanuel Lifestyle Class (offered as video teaching from Alive & Well ministry)
  • Restarting (a Connexus or Life Model Works course offered through local churches and ministries)
  • Thrive Year 1 (a Life Model Works course)

Request for exemption can be made through the registration form and will be considered on a case by case basis.


2018 dates TBD


$125 – covers manual and food for both weekends
Payable at first session or via PushPay (indicate IPM training in the memo)

Questions? Contact Maria Sachlis @ maria@holyspiritleesburg.org

Advanced Prayer Ministry Training Resources

The prayer ministers on our team have received training, and in some cases certification, from several excellent ministries. We have listed those ministries here as sources for you to obtain more advanced training in healing prayer ministry. This list is by no means the only other sources for training but are merely the ones that we utilize most often in our ministry.

Christian Healing Institute


The Christian Healing Institute (CHI) has been formed to increase the knowledge and practice of Christian healing ministry and intercessory prayer. They offer a variety of healing and prayer training and equipping events and resources. They also publish a twice-monthly newsletter on healing and prayer events in Northern Virginia and in the broader region. CHI is based in Falls Church, VA.

Healing Center International


HCI facilitates development of healthy, maturing communities where people can experientially encounter God. HCI offers classes, groups and resources; leadership development and mentoring; as well as an annual conference to connect and sustain healthy, caring communities. Most of their offerings center around the teaching and ministry of Life Model Works (Joy Starts Here, Thrive) and Connexus (Restarting, Forming, Belonging). HCI is based in Reston, VA.

Christian Healing Ministries


Christian Healing Ministries is a Christ-centered, ecumenical, and non-profit organization that is dedicated to the practice and teaching of healing prayer. Founded by Francis and Judith McNutt, CHM offers healing prayer, live healing prayer training, video training classes, and various books and other resources related to healing prayer. CHM is based in Jacksonville, FL.

Christian Healing Certification Program


Developed by the Global Awakening ministry, the Christian Healing Certification Program (CHCP) is an online ministry training program with an emphasis on offering an educational experience often overlooked in traditional seminaries. CHCP presents a practical, theologically grounded option for anyone looking to expand their ministry training.

CHCP embraces a holistic approach, providing a hands-on experience for anyone with an interest in Physical Healing, Inner Healing or Deliverance. This online program allows students to take as many or as few courses as needed to suit their schedule and their ministry needs. Global Awakening and CHCP is based in Mechanicsburg, PA.

Restoring the Foundations


Restoring the Foundations is an integrated healing model that is based on 4 foundational truths (Cross of Christ, Forgiveness, God’s Loving Design and Four Unchanging Laws)  and 4 basic sources of problems (Generational Sins and Curses, Ungodly Beliefs, Life’s hurts, and Demonic Oppression). The ministry provides healing ministry for individuals as well as training for prayer ministers. RTF is based in Henderson, NC.

HeartSync Ministries


HeartSync Ministry focuses on the primary mission statement of Christ to heal the brokenhearted (Luke 4:17-18a), whereby Christ gives us singleness of heart and action (Jer.32:39) to the end that we are then able to love the Lord our God with all our heart and with all our soul and with all our mind. (Matt. 22:37) HeartSync Ministry does this by intentionally synchronizing the most core parts of our heart to the Lord in a short period of time.

The ministry offers healing sessions for individuals as well as training and mentoring for healing prayer ministers. Courses are periodically offered locally through the Christian Healing Institute (christianhealinginstitute.org).