Healing Retreats are free and run from all our UK centres and are held over one or three days. They are ideal for those who have hit personal roadblocks and need deeper prayer ministry and healing. We welcome all those that feel broken or bruised and need an environment of safety and confidentiality to receive God’s help.
A Healing Retreat may be of benefit whether you are looking for the Lord to bring physical healing or help with emotional, identity struggles.
The work of Ellel Ministries began with offering Healing Retreats to people in need of help and these free events are still at the heart of our ministry. The Bible brings us the life-giving message of hope that God is able and willing to meet all our needs, no matter how desperate they may seem.
In Luke 4:18-19 Jesus quotes part of the Old Testament saying:
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for He has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the downtrodden will be freed from their oppressors, and that the time of the Lord’s favour has come.
As Jesus spoke the above words He was declaring that He was the answer. That in Him, and through His love, people could find good news that would bring eternal life. They could receive the healing that would bring restoration, and the freedom to live a fulfilling life, serving Him and in relationship with Him.
Healing Retreats take place at all Ellel centres and are a special 1-3 day opportunity to receive personal prayer ministry, with meals and refreshments provided (and accommodation on site for the 3-day retreats). There are times of worship, teaching sessions and opportunities to receive individual prayer ministry in a safe and loving environment. Each Retreat also includes personal time where guests can enjoy the peaceful settings of the Ellel centre.
The teaching covers biblical principles which are keys to receiving healing for spirit, soul and body, including:
For 1-Day Healing Retreats, teaching will be sent to you before your arrival so that you can best prepare for your time with us.
Your time for prayer ministry is time for you to be real – to share your heart and your struggles with your ministry team. It is a safe, loving environment where there will be no judgement or criticism. Personal sharing and prayer ministry often includes time talking and praying through any relevant areas of forgiveness, repentance and inviting Jesus to be Lord. It may also include recognising the work of the enemy in our lives and overcoming it in the name of Jesus.
The purpose of a Healing Retreat is to bring God’s love and healing power into your life in a way that both brings freedom to you and draws you closer to Him. Of course, it is not possible to deal with a life-time’s problems all at once, but the aim is rather to facilitate a significant step forward in your Christian journey.
All those who minister with Ellel Ministries are committed mature Christians who have a heart to apply, from their experience and training, God’s love, healing and restoration according to the principles of the Kingdom of God. They are carefully trained and evaluated by Ellel Ministries over a period of time prior to being released to minister under the supervision of the Ellel Ministries centre ministry manager.
Trainee prayer ministry teams are equipped by attending training courses and also by learning alongside more experienced members of the prayer ministry team for a period of time. It should be noted that members of the ministry teams are not required to have secular qualifications and are not professionals. Some are pastors or church leaders or have accreditation with other Christian organisations. The ministry teams work in groups of two or three. At least one ministry team member will be the same sex as the person seeking help.
Yes. What is confided, both on the application form and during prayer ministry, will be kept in strictest confidence. Application forms and personal details will be kept locked and secure. We will not release any details to anyone without your written permission, unless obliged to do so by law. No personal details will be retained after attendance apart from your name, address and dates of the event.
God works in different ways with different people. For some there is an immediate testimony of significant changes and for others the change is more progressive and continued over months or even years after their Healing Retreat. Nearly everyone testifies to increased faith, strength and hope. For some, deep levels of pain may begin to be touched for the first time, which initially can result in being more aware of the pain, but God never does more than we can cope with. You will receive advice and encouragement about the way forward.
None of us can say what the Lord Jesus will do in your life during the Healing Retreat. For some people there is a powerful experience of healing, but for most people the healing is a process, which means a continuing walk with God.
Ellel Ministries do not make any charge for Healing Retreats so that no-one is hindered from receiving help. There is an opportunity during the Retreat, or at any time, to make a free-will donation for those who want to support the ongoing work of Ellel Ministries.
An application form for a Healing Retreat may be obtained by phoning or writing to your nearest Ellel Ministries centre. After receiving an application we prayerfully consider the needs of the individual and will usually offer a place on a Healing Retreat. In some situations a Healing Retreat may not be considered to be the best way forward and alternative advice may be given.
We are only able to offer one Healing Retreat per person. For this reason, it is very important that you get the most out of your Retreat. We would recommend that you consider taking advantage of some of the wide range of Ellel foundational teaching first, which will provide excellent preparation for your Healing Retreat.
We try to offer people a place on a Healing Retreat as soon as possible but due to high demand, the waiting list can be several months long. However, we have cancellation places which we offer to people who can come at short notice. When the completed application form is received, you will usually be sent details of any Training Courses that the team feel would help you in preparing for a Healing Retreat.
Most people come on their own. Occasionally a carer is needed, in which case we may invite someone like a pastoral worker, spouse or friend to attend the Retreat with you, to act in a supportive role during the meals, teaching and free time. The carer will not normally participate in ministry sessions, or receive prayer for themselves. No charge is made for carers to attend the Healing Retreat.
If you are interested in attending a Healing Retreat at one of our centres, please contact your nearest centre…