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Healing Prayer Training

(If you are looking for our more general Healing Ministry page? Click here. )

Church of the Holy Spirit, Leesburg teaches our Biblical Healing Course in training modules where we learn how to pray for 3 types of healing: physical healing, inner healing, and deliverance; and, how to listen to God, and connect with Him conversationally.

Pastor Clancy Nixon teaches and facilitates these meetings, along with members of our healing prayer team. Each week, we have live teaching, discussion, and either large group demonstration, or small group practicum, praying for each other in a safe setting.  We always debrief our prayer sessions so we can learn from them. (Occasionally, we have recorded teachings.)

This course is being offered to equip any Christian to confidently pray for the sick, wounded, and oppressed, and see people healed. You will learn about your authority to heal the sick and cast out demons, and the proper prayer model for each type of healing. You will have the opportunity to practice what you learn, and receive healing yourself as class members minister to each other. The course is not graded, nor is anyone expected to become a member of a prayer team.  (You may have an opportunity to become a member of our prayer team, depending on your spiritual maturity and demonstrated skill.)  When you pray for others during the course, you are expected to follow our prayer guidelines, which we hand out to course participants.

There is no fee for the course. Each module includes a book or manual which costs $5-$33 depending on the module and will be available for purchase at the class. Additional resource books may be recommended for more in depth study, but are not required.

You may participate in any module. 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 Monica

March 2020-January 2021: Inner Healing,

Module 2: Karl Lehman, The Immanuel Approach

Church of the Holy Spirit in Leesburg is offering training in Immanuel Prayer ministry, following the model pioneered by Dr. Karl Lehman. Immanuel Prayer is a process to help people connect intimately and securely with God in a prayer session. It is the foundational inner healing model we use at CHS. In this training, we will learn: 1) how to live a lifestyle of connection and conversation with Jesus; and 2) how to minister to others using the Immanuel Approach. We apply teaching in practice groups every week, where students facilitate and receive Immanuel Prayer for one another, with feedback from an experienced practitioner.
The Immanuel Approach is filled with insights from contemporary neuroscience. Learn in community about cooperating with the brain’s relational circuits, and its preferred pathways for resolving pain and trauma.
Pastor Clancy Nixon, our rector, and team will teach from Dr. Lehman’s book The Immanuel Approach, and we will utilize Dr. Lehman’s video prayer ministry sessions.

The class is free. The book costs $33.

This class is currently an in person and Zoom Call Meeting. Please e-mail Monica Whitmer at  Monica@HolySpiritLeesburg.org for more information!

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).