Diocesan Convention Highlights: Evangelism Through the Healing Ministry

Diocesan Convention Highlights: Evangelism Through the Healing Ministry

The ministry of Jesus in the gospels is about a third preaching and two-thirds healing or delivering people from illness. During the Diocesan Convention, the Rev. Canon Dr. Winfred B. Vergara offered a workshop focused on how congregations can do the work of healing, with as much or more fervor as preaching, to truly minister to the world as Jesus did. The Rev. Dr. Vergara serves as Missioner for AsiaAmerica Ministries of the Episcopal Church, and he offers a spiritual revival module on Facebook Live every Wednesday. He has made his complete workshop transcript available for online viewing and download at https://diovermont.org/post.php?p=11220.

I think it is safe to say Jesus had a PHD, the acronym for “Preaching, Healing and Deliverance.”

The Rev. Vergara said, “If for some reason you are asked what academic degree did Jesus have, what would you say? I think it is safe to say Jesus had a PHD, the acronym for ‘Preaching, Healing and Deliverance’…if we must become followers of the Jesus Movement, we must spend time in the ministry of healing. We live in a broken, troubled, sin-sick and dis-eased world, no different from Jesus’ time. There is need, as ever before for the healing of mind, body and spirit.” Read More


In the photo, workshop participants are pushing out fear and hatred; bringing in hope and love at the “Evangelism through Healing” workshop with the Rev. Dr.Fred Vergara.

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