Do you provide counselling?
Our primary focus is teaching, with the goal of discipleship: providing Christians with Biblical solutions in order to see them walk out their faith with victory, instead of ongoing defeat.
Our seminars address emotional wounds of the past, give practical steps to wholeness, and invite the Lord to bring healing and deliverance to those areas.
Since key principles are covered in the Five Days of Healing seminar, we require seminar attendance as a prerequisite to those who want personal ministry.
What's your success rate?
When Jacob's Well first began, much time was given to full-time counselling. After nearly 13 years of counselling, and facing potential burn-out, the Lord was asked for a more effective way to see people healed, delivered, and walking in freedom. The vision of the Five Days of Healing seminar was born, and it has been running for over 25 years simply by word-of-mouth.
When people experience God's life-changing power and are equipped to overcome the enemy in their lives, they tell others.
Regular testimonies via e-mail, post, telephone and referral have proven to us that God, through the power of His Word and Holy Spirit, can change people's lives... yes, even in just five days.
The Five Days of Healing seminar is the flagship seminar that we recommend simply because it covers so many areas where people struggle to breakthrough in relationship to God and in relationship with others.
However, testimonies also come from the Step 2 Freedom Seminar (formally known as "Curses & Deliverance"), where people experience healing from physical, mental and emotional issues.
Over the years, we have seen that one of the key ingredients to success is that people are open before the Lord and others, willing to deal with sin, and determined to obey God's Word.
Who are these seminars designed for?
Initially designed for new believers, we have seen pastors, missionaries, elders, lay-people, and those who have been raised in the church come to emotional healing, deliverance, and restoration as they have gone through our seminars.
Our vision is to come alongside and complement local churches, which allows us to focus on healing and deliverance, and diffuse some of the Christian terminology that often leaves people scrambling.
We know, for instance, we're to forgive those who wrong us, but how many of us know practically how to do this? Or how to respond to injustice? Or how to relate to God as our Father, when we've been so hurt by an earthly father?
Our seminars are designed for people needing a breakthrough in their relationship with God or those experiencing turmoil emotionally, mentally or physically, and who, in turn, are struggling in their work, family, social, or spiritual relationships.
I'm struggling in my marriage. Would this seminar be helpful for me?
The Five Days of Healing seminar does not focus specifically on marriage; it focuses on you as an individual.
Marriage difficulties often stem from unresolved issues prior to marriage, and usually from emotional wounds. The seminar addresses key areas in our personalities that cause us to develop walls and prevent openness in relationships.
Since the seminar is focused on spiritual and emotional healing, and on tools to help you walk in wholeness, the seminar would definitely be helpful for you, and for your spouse. However, we require that couples who are struggling in their marriage attend the seminar separately in order to receive the most benefit.
Do you help people with addictions?
Yes, we do. However, we only help those who want change. Many people consider their addiction as their best friend. God doesn't deliver us from our friends; only from our enemies.
Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we have seen many people delivered have continued to be free from those addictions over time.
What's an average seminar size?
For the 'Five Days of Healing' seminar it is generally 5 to 13. This limitation is based on the venue, which at the maximum, allows each participant to have their own private room.
For the 'Step 2 Freedom' one-day seminar, the class averages around 20 to 30 people.
How much are your fees and what's included?
The Five Days of Healing seminar cost is $500. This includes meals, beverages, lodging, and study material.
A deposit of $100 is required when registering. You can find more details on the 'Five Days of Healing' page. Click the link on the menu on the left.
For the one-day Step 2 Freedom seminar, there is no cost, but we do provide an opportunity for you to make a tax-deductible donation to help cover costs of the seminar. Beverages and study material are included.
You can find more details on the 'Step 2 Freedom' page. Click the link on the menu on the left.
Would I be able to commute for the Five Days of Healing seminar?
Short answer: No.
Long answer: You may have the best intentions to commute, whether you are trying to cut down the costs of the seminar or trying to balance family commitments, but we require you to stay on-site.
Experience has taught us that this is the best approach in order to benefit from the seminar. Inevitably, distractions come up: the dog breaks a leg, there's a crisis at work, your sister-in-law needs you to take the children, and the list goes on.
Because the seminar covers so much material, time is set aside during the evening for you to apply the day's teaching to your personal situation.
We want you to get all that the Lord wants to give you in the week that you're here, and we believe that God meets individually with people in powerful ways in the evening to bring healing to areas that need His special touch. Evening time is set aside for you to spend time alone with God.
Dedication and commitment to this time is a key ingredient in the success of the week.
What do I need to bring?
A willingness to learn, a thirst for wisdom, and an open mind.
For the Five Days of Healing seminar, you'll need a Bible, notebook, pen, comfortable warm clothes, bedding and towels, a pair of slippers or a change of shoes, headphones if bringing an mp3 player/personal stereo, and toiletries.
Once you have registered, an information letter will be sent with key information for the week, including the location, what to bring, and other details.
For the one-day 'Step 2 Freedom' seminar, you may wish to bring a Bible, notebook and pen with you. Paper and pens are available for you to use and study material will be provided.
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