MPC was born out of the teaching and healing ministry of Leanne Payne, an Anglican lay minister whose books and leadership brought hope, healing and renewal to the Church as she reminded Christ’s people of the elemental truth of the gospel: Christ lives in us. Carrying on her legacy, speakers Sarah Colyn, Tommy Briggs, Anjie Baum, Sill Davis and Melanie Post provided solid orthodox teaching and biblically grounded testimony which celebrated that truth. Through the teaching and corporate prayers they then led the assembly into removing barriers which block Christians from experiencing the full reality of that truth. The Presence of God was both palpable and powerful.
The musical team was led by Beyond the Beat director Tony Manjarrez on guitar, MPC team member John Cannon on piano, and We Got The Beat director Brenda Myers on percussion. The celebration of worship began with a procession of the Cross and continued throughout the retreat with the traditional worship tools of the Church: prayer, confession and the sacrament of the Eucharist. Bishop Eric Menees wrote, “The team….provided outstanding leadership, solid orthodox biblical teaching on healing, and a pastoral presence that inspired all who attended.” Bishop Menees encourages everyone to attend the next MPC event being held in the US at Wheaton College, from July 28 to August 2, 2019.
The blessing went both ways. At the conclusion of the event, MPC president Sarah Colyn wrote to their team of the growing partnership between St. James Anglican Church and MPC: “It is clear that God is on the move not just for a one-time event, but is at work here on the heart of MPC’s mission, to restore the full healing power of the gospel to the Church.”
For information about the upcoming MPC school in Wheaton, visit: http://ministriesofpastoralcare.com/schools/ or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness--the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the saints. To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” (Colossians 1:25-27 NIV)