Sometimes, life is tough! Many people struggle with painful emotions and feelings. Sometimes that may be an over-the-top emotional reaction or we find our emotions do confusing things, like laughing when we should cry. It can be confusing and frustrating.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old one has gone, the new has come!
2 Corinthians 5:17
Jesus was fully human and therefore fully understands us. In His healing ministry he showed that inner healing is a vital part of the process of becoming healthy.
The Inner Healing Ministry at CITG is the process in which sanctification occurs by applying the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to your life. Dismissing the lies for truths and becoming childlike again to love beyond the natural as Jesus did. During this process a close intimate relationship with Jesus Christ develops, not only do we learn about Jesus but we get to meet Him face to face and experience His love and forgiveness.
John 3:30 “He must increase, but I must decrease.” Sanctification is the process of being set apart from worldly desires. Applying the Gospel to our past wounds, allows the pain to stop affecting the present and the future.
Luke 4:18, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he has chosen me to bring good news to the poor in spirit. He has sent me to proclaim freedom to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free the oppressed.”
*Workbooks will be provided first day of class. Class is a 12-week commitment.
We teach from biblical curriculum but we are Holy Spirit led.
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Testimony from Inner Healing attendee
Are you suffering emotionally mentally or physically? Is your heart broken? There is hope. Jesus Christ can and wants to heal and restore you. I felt shattered and I would say I felt like I had a million paper cuts on my heart. Yet, now I walk in complete freedom and so can you!
Growing up in a very dysfunctional home (my mother was an alcoholic and my father was absent), I didn’t learn a lot of life skills. My life was about getting through each day. I wasn’t living I was just surviving.
At various times in my life I suffered from addiction, depression, anxiety, bipolar illness and suicidal ideation. I had been a victim of sexual trauma as a child and as a teenager. I had been divorced twice and didn’t really have friends. I was angry and bitter at times about my situation. I didn’t understand what it was like to feel joy.
For as long as I could remember it was very difficult for me to be around other people, even at church, because I felt so unworthy and I was sure people could tell I was broken. I was ashamed of the things I had done in my brokenness. I felt like no one could ever really understand how I felt inside and ALL of the things I had been through.
I had many years of therapy and addiction treatment and my life had improved a lot, but I still felt so broken inside. I had finally accepted that this was as good as it was going to get. But the Lord had another plan for me.
Alone and still struggling, I felt called to look into local churches and saw that CITG offered Inner Healing classes. I started attending and I found people who knew exactly how I felt and had been through what I had been through. They were non-judgmental, supportive, loving and kind.
The power of the Holy Spirit worked through them and over time I was healed. Truly the Lord worked a miracle in me. I now am whole. The Lord put ALL of the pieces of my shattered heart back together. It's hard to describe in words how much this class has impacted my life for good.
The level of freedom I now walk in is nothing I could have even imagined. I truly now know the awesome power of our savior Jesus Christ and it is amazing! My relationship with Him is so deep and He is using me to help others. I am truly joyful and I understand how His peace surpasses all understanding.
He is waiting to help you too! He knows exactly what each one of us need and He can provide it all for us. He wants to care for His children. NO ONE is too far gone, if He can help me, he can help anyone. Even if haven’t been through all of this, if you feel broken for any reason this is for you. He carried me in His blessed heart until I could walk for myself. He brought me to people who could help me. All you have to say is “help me Jesus” and join us at Inner Healing.
Come to Me, all you that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18
So do not fear, for I AM with you; do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Psalm 9:9-10
It is the LORD who goes before you. He WILL be with you; He WILL NOT fail or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed. Deuteronomy 31:8
When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears and rescues them from all their troubles. Psalm 34:17
Those who seek the LORD lack no good thing. Psalm 34:10b
You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. Psalm 32:7-8
IT IS ALL TRUE!!!
Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations that use the Stephen Series system. You’ll find Stephen Ministry in congregations from more than 170 Christian denominations, across the U.S. and Canada and in 29 other countries.
The Stephen Ministry at CITG equips and empowers lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.
Stephen Ministers are congregation members trained by Stephen Leaders to offer high-quality, one-to-one Christian care to people going through tough times. A Stephen Minister usually provides care to one person at a time, meeting with that person once a week for about an hour. Twice a month, Stephen Ministers gather with their Stephen Leaders for supervision and continuing education.