Healing on the Streets
Healing on the Streets was birthed and pioneered by the Causeway Coast Vineyard on the streets of Coleraine in Northern Ireland in Easter of 2005. Adopted by many churches the Healing on the Streets model has spread around the world. It’s a gentle, non-confrontational way of connecting with people on the streets of our cities and introducing them to Jesus.
Healing on the Streets is marked with a look and feel that distinguishes it from other street ministries. We create an environment that’s full of the atmosphere of Heaven; a “thin place” where heaven and earth meet and people can experience the kingdom and encounter the King. To help facilitate this ministry on a weekly basis we use chairs, a distinctive banner that says “HEALING,” invitational “Healing” leaflets, and music specific to this model. We simply invite passers-by to sit on our chairs to receive healing, or offer prayer for any need they may have. We create an environment on the streets that spreads the fragrance of Jesus, and brings the hush and awe of heaven to anyone walking through the area, regardless if they sit on our chairs or not! It’s unpressurised and peaceful, an oasis of healing where people are offered the opportunity to drink from the fountain of life.
We build relationships over time, creating stepping stones that allow people who are far away from God to come to Jesus and be healed along the way. This gentle and non-confrontational ministry works within a loving and compassionate environment, full of the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. It is marked by a true sense of peace. Amongst the hustle and bustle of busy shoppers walks the Prince of Peace. The Kingdom comes; stillness falls; passers-by begin to slow and stop as the deepening presence of God draws their hearts.
As people are drawn to the chairs and take a seat, we gather around each one in groups of up to four to kneel and pray our best prayer. No one ever prays alone, always together in a group. God has given us something that’s fresh, simple, and within reach of every believer.
Would you like to join the Healing on the Streets ministry team? Please contact our team leaders Philip & Maxine on Sunday or contact Abigail in the church offices – firstname.lastname@example.org
Would you like to launch your own Healing on the Streets ministry or just learn more about this model of ministry? Please go to www.healingonthestreets.com for more information or contact Katja in the church office.
Would you or someone you know like to receive prayer for healing? You are most welcome to Healing on the Streets! We are out EVERY Saturday from 10.30am-1.00pm at the Coleraine Town Hall. For more information contact the church office 028 703 26161