LEAD OTHERS ON A
JOURNEY TOWARD WHOLENESS
Healing Care Small Groups invite you to lead others on a journey….
into the heart of God,
into a safe Christian community,
and into the past events that have shaped you.
As Christians, we are often taught that when you come to faith in Christ you leave your past behind to focus on a new future in Christ. Unfortunately, past events have shaped us profoundly and the impact of those events is not undone with a simple prayer.
Whether we like it or not, an unexamined past holds power over us. But when we allow Jesus and a safe community into our past traumas, we can see our past pain redeemed and restored. The Healing Care Small Group Curriculum helps you move forward into a more victorious future by giving God access to your broken past.
DON'T LET YOUR COMMUNITY REMAIN STUCK ON THE CHRISTIAN JOURNEY
In 2002, Terry Wardle developed a 16-week curriculum that has helped thousands discover deep and needed change in their lives. He named it The Healing Care Group. This small group curriculum positions the broken for healing and transformation within the context of a safe Christian community. Leaders have described Healing Care Groups as the most important tool they use within their church ministries.
In this newly updated and revised version of The Healing Care Group, participants can experience the same powerful healing opportunities as before, but in a new streamlined format. Through this new release, you will receive 24/7 access to an online portal featuring teaching videos for each week from Terry, plus leader training videos and more. Participants will also benefit from new spiritual exercises, bonus readings, and streamlined content. Because this curriculum is deeply rooted in the concepts of formational prayer, we require leaders to complete the Formational Prayer Seminar before leading a group.
ACCESS A NEW
LIBRARY OF LEADER RESOURCES
The revised and expanded edition of The Healing Care Group curriculum includes video recordings of Terry Wardle’s weekly teaching, so you don’t have to be a master communicator.
You'll also receive clear teaching notes so you can have confidence if you decide to do the teaching.
Spiritual Exercises designed to deepen trust and intimacy with Jesus
Powerful teaching that changes the way you see your past, present & future
Hands-on experientials THAT facilitate personal discovery and deep healing
Group discussions that foster safety, vulnerability, and healinG
Weekly assignments and bonus readings tO take group time deeper
SMALL GROUP TOPICS
In your Healing Care Small Group, you will have the opportunity to lead and teach group members in a variety of topics on Christian formation. We have carefully and prayerfully designed each week's lesson to build on the previous week and guide participants on a personal healing journey with Christ. Explore topics below.
SAFE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY
Creating safe Christian community that allows for open discussion—the necessary characteristics.
God’s plan for real transformation, not shame-inducing behavior modification.
Find freedom from addictions, performing, people-pleasing, control, manipulation, and beyond.
The importance of feelings and how we must learn to grieve our losses.
HEALING FROM TRAUMATIC EVENTS
The components of traumatic events, why they have such an impact, and how Jesus can heal the damage.
Human core longings and the pain that drives dysfunctional behaviors.
EARLY CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES
The impact our early childhood experiences of love and trust have on our view of God, ourselves, others, and the world.
IN OUR SIN
Meeting the God who goes deeper than our sins to bring healing to the places that drive our sin.
The lies that control us and how Jesus replaces lies with truth.
GENUINE, UNFORCED FORGIVENESS
How healthy grieving and God’s healing can lead to genuine, unforced forgiveness.
STRUCTURES OF HEALING
The relationship between traumatic events, lies, emotions, and sinful behaviors.
The development of the false self—the masks we wear—and how we can find freedom to live out of our true identity in Christ.
THE JOY OF REPENTANCE
The joy of repentance and the 6 R’s of repentance.
Why experiences of Scriptural truth are crucial—and memorization and rote fact repetition isn't enough.
WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING
ABOUT HEALING CARE GROUPS?
As an adult in my mid-thirties, I really wasn't sure my life had ever been "transformed" by the Holy Spirit, in spite of seeking God actively throughout my life. I began to wonder if the God of the Bible was still working the way He did in Scripture. I longed to experience the Holy Spirit in a new and deeper way.
I joined a Healing Care Group in 2020 and the material and structure of the group were incredibly impactful. The bonds we formed run deep and the lessons I learned will resonate with me for the rest of my life. But, above all else, for the first time in my life, I witnessed and experienced what it means to be transformed by the Holy Spirit.
The tools I gained through this experience didn't end at 16 weeks, not even close. I'm continuing to allow the Holy Spirit to transform me, to rewrite the false beliefs I've formed along the way with God's truth. And, as I'm healing, I'm more equipped to get myself out of the way in order to be the hands and feet of Jesus in the world. I am so grateful to Healing Care Ministries for being a guide to the healing power of the Holy Spirit.
Healing Care Group Participant
WHAT IS INCLUDED
IN THE CURRICULUM?
The newly revised Healing Care Group curriculum comes with 12-weeks of content designed to help the broken—that's all of us—experiencethe healing power of Jesus Christ. There are two components to a Healing Care Group: the leader guide and participant guide.
This physical guidebook is designed for group leaders and includes new and improved leader notes and tips. When you purchase a leader guide, you will receive access to leader training videos, weekly teaching videos, and downloadable PDF resources all in an online portal you can access anytime.
This physical guidebook is designed for small group participants and includes weekly teaching notes, journey resources, and journal pages. Participants can take notes and complete assignments in their guide and keep the workbook at the end of the group.
Cost includes 12-weeks of teachings, group discussion questions, spiritual exercises, healing experientials, and opportunities to meet Jesus through Inner Healing Formational Prayer.
A reminder that you must complete the Formational Prayer Seminar before purchasing this curriculum.