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"I attended Tammy’s “workshop” at the Pastor Wives Conference because I knew there are women in our church body who have traumatic pasts and deep hurts. Tammy’s testimony is very encouraging—especially her experience of Jesus healing her “broken heart” and breaking the “chains” from her past. Her analogy of eating the poisoned apple was excellent.

We are planning on beginning the study in January. I, myself, have been experiencing temptations galore; Yikes! Sounds like Satan’s tactics… Therefore, I have asked several women in our body to pray for me, for women’s hearts to be prepared and for the Lord to draw those who will respond to sign up for the study.

Appreciate everything each of you do to support this ministry!
In the grip of His grace,"

Erica
Washington

Planning a Healed & Set Free Bible study at your church?

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Lead a Group

Lead a Life Changing Healed and Set Free Bible Study, by Tammy Brown

A Nine-week Women's Bible Study

God has a plan and a purpose for every believer. You’ve been set aside for a very special ministry if you’re getting ready to lead a Healed and Set Free study. You have many blessings ahead as God’s truth unfolds in the hearts of your group members.

Love is the essence of God. Love is also the handrail that helps move us along from one step to another. Be consistent to love the ladies all the way to Jesus, be compassionate, be understanding and be a good listener. Knowing God encourages us to trust Him. The best part is it’s not us! It’s Christ power in us!

Make a Plan to Get Started

  1. Decide on a date, time and location for the Healed and Set Free Bible study you will be facilitating.
  2. Spend time in prayer and devotions daily. God’s Word will strengthen you to facilitate the Healed and Set Free Bible Study with joy in your heart. If you believe Jesus has directed you to facilitate, then when you are attacked by the enemy you will be equipped to stand in God’s strength.
  3. Put the study in the church bulletin about four to six weeks prior to start date.
  4. Check the bottom of this page for an example announcement.
  5. Click to download a Registration Form. This is for the Healed and Set Free Bible study which has boxes to check indicating what a woman has encountered. Ladies hand this form into the Bible Study Leader.
  6. Click to download a Counseling Agreement for a woman to sign and hand into the Bible Study Leader.
  7. Ask your pastor if he will announce the Healed and Set Free Bible Study, with details on how to register, at church services four weeks prior to the start date. Announcement Example: “Our church will be hosting a Healed and Set Free women’s Bible study (with the date, time and location). Please register, etc. The cost of the book is $13.00.”
  8. View the free video resources below. During the sign up period show one or two of the four-minute videos to your church body during announcements, women's ministry or small groups. These videos are powerful tools to reach women when starting a Healed and Set Free Bible study.
  9. Pray, pray, pray, pray



Follow-Up Email After a Woman Signs Up


What is a Follow-Up Email? This is simply a way you can send out follow-up emails to “welcome and inform”. Normally this letter is sent out immediately after a woman signs up for the Healed and Set Free Bible study by email. This is really important because women need to know what to expect after they sign up. The Bible Study facilitator will need to have this letter and contact those who sign up. The facilitator will need to answer questions and begin to develop a relationship with the person signing up.

3 Things to do in Your Follow-Up Immediately After Someone Signs Up

1. A Personal Message
Write this email with a personal tone. You want to be developing the relationship- not just going through formalities. By adding a personal feel to the message you can reduce alot of stress as you welcome and encourage the ladies into this safe Healed and Set Free Bible Study.

2. Wait... a Big Piece of the Puzzle is Missing Here...
What if she doesn’t open the follow-up email? Well, then you’ve got a problem... Right after a person signs up tell them to look for the follow-up email to best prepare them for the upcoming Bible Study or you can give them the letter at the time of sign ups.

3. Sample Follow-Up Letter:

Hello,

Welcome to the Healed and Set Free Bible Study group! We’re thankful that you’ve signed up for this life-changing study.

The Healed and Set Free Bible study takes readers on a 9-10 week journey to overcome past wounds, respond in wisdom when offended, and understand how to truly forgive. This is an adult study for women 18 and older.

What you will need to know after you Sign up for the Healed and Set Free Bible Study by Tammy Brown.

One Week before Bible Study:

  • Your Bible study leader will contact you by phone about one week before the class begins to cover meeting location and answer any questions you might have. We meet once a week for 9 to 10 weeks, which goes by very fast. To get the most out of this Bible study, please set aside devoted time each week to dive into every chapter of the Healed and Set Free Bible study. Don't let anything derail you from discovering all that God wants to show you and reveal to your heart. We will be covering you in prayer.

What You Will Need:

Questions:

  • If you have any questions contact __________________ for details on Healed and Set Free Bible studies.

Group Accountability to Confidants:

  • This is a confidential Bible study, you will be required to commit to not sharing anything outside the Bible study that has been shared inside the group, including the names of group members, not even with your spouse or best friend. We want the Bible study to be a safe place to grow and love one another.
  • We will be praying for you and looking forward to seeing you.

With love and a thankful heart for you!

The Healed and Set Free Ministry Team

Proverbs 3:5-8 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.

If you need any help adding these resources to your website please contact our web developer. He will assist you for a nominal charge. Contact Mike Pritchard at mike@pritchardwebsites.com



Tips to Leading a Group

Lead by Example

Be real. If you are real and transparent yourself, sharing your own failures, struggles and victories, it will be easier for those in your group to do the same.

Be sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit. If you need to stop and pray during a study to let someone give an overwhelming hurt over to God, do so right away.

Always make sure that the sharing is lined up with God’s truth and that it points to Jesus.

Remember, as the discussion leader, you are simply a channel that God is using to stimulate and guide the conversation. The Holy Spirit is always the teacher. Do not do all the talking, but instead involve every member of the group.

As you ask questions, don’t be afraid of silence. People need time to think before responding.

Allow the Holy Spirit to direct your responses; He will give you discernment to encourage, give a hug, stop and pray, or contact someone in the group on the phone or in person to offer a special encouragement.

Try to avoid answering your own questions. If the group gets used to you answering the questions, they will learn to keep silent. Make sure that those in the group understand the questions; if needed, rephrase a question until it’s clearly understood. Encourage more than one answer to each question.

Do not force anyone to share personal experiences, but do encourage each person to talk if they want to. Everyone should be free to say, “I don’t feel comfortable talking about that right now.” It’s important to be a good listener, swift to hear and slow to speak.

Everyone needs someone they can talk to who will give them undivided attention. Your eyes should always be focused on the person sharing. Always try to acknowledge them as much as you can. Just listen, let them cry, and listen again, always praying silently to God for His response. Try to really understand what each person is sharing. You may want to ask, “Is this what you’re saying?” or “Do you mean...?”

Bring a box of tissues to each meeting.

Be an encourager. Set an example for your group by encouraging the members constantly, perhaps by sending encouraging notes, giving encouraging hugs or giving encouraging words at church or over the phone.

Communication will not only be with your words, but also with your body language. Even when someone shares something shocking, acknowledge the person, all the while asking God to give you the love and wisdom you need to respond wisely.

It’s important not to criticize, make fun of or put down any person in your group, but always tell the truth in love.

Learn how to correct a group member’s answer in a tactful and loving way. Never let a wrong answer go uncorrected; it may lead others astray. You may want to ask, “What led you to that conclusion?”

It’s your responsibility to keep things on track and avoid going off on tangents.

One of the most difficult roles for a leader is keeping one person from dominating the group. You need to allow each person to share her heart, but you must prevent any one person from doing all the talking (including you). You must not rush the person who’s talking. Give the Holy Spirit time to minister, but remember that you are responsible for keeping the discussion moving.

If someone is dominating the discussion, try to gently interrupt the person speaking. Thank her for sharing and repeat the question for the next member. It’s now time for the next person to share. If this doesn’t work, ask the person to please let other group members share their views.

Remember to keep the main focus: This Bible study is designed to examine our own hearts, not gossip about everyone else. Continue to be on your guard concerning backbiting.

Set an example for others by being the first to be trustworthy.

Our example is Christ: His mercy and His forgiveness. Paramount to any Bible study is prayer. Be sure to pray for the group before and after each study and do much private prayer during the discussion itself. Remember, prayer is the only thing that unleashes the power of God to work in each of our lives.

Pray!

If there is one clear lesson I can leave with you, one thing to remember, it is this: you will be walking on Satan’s turf. Many of those in your group have been taken captive by the painful, heavy chains of their past, weighing them down for 10, 20 or 50 years. You are not going to a tea party where you can wear your high heels and a pretty white dress. You are going to war for those in your group. Get on your battle boots and the full armor of God. It’s time to battle in the Spirit. Don’t be afraid! God is bigger than all our hurts and fears!

1. Pray to loose the bonds of wickedness.
2. Pray to undo the heavy burdens of the past.
3. Pray for the oppressed to be freed.

“He who is in you (Christ) is greater than he who is in the world” (1 John 4:4). Prayer will unleash the power of God in the lives of your group members. Prayer will remind you that you are not responsible to set anyone free in your own strength. Jesus is the only One who '“heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” (Psalm 147:3). It’s “not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord of hosts” (Zechariah 4:6).



Purchasing Options

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Please contact us at (208) 524-4747 to purchase by phone, or info@hsfministries.org if you have any questions on leading a Healed & Set Free Bible study in your area.


Free Book Markers
Order "Bulk" Healed and Set Free Bible Studies to receive a free book marker in every book. A great way to encourage the women in your Bible study group!

Healed and Set Free Bookmark - Two-sided
Add a bookmark to your order. Use it as a tool to equip yourself and others who read Healed and Set Free. Beautifully designed to inspire, click here.



Free Video Resources

Would you like to show our 4:28 minute video to your church or small group?

1. Right click here and choose "Save As" to save the HD version.
2. Right click here and choose "Save As" to save the regular version.
3. Right click here and choose "Save As" to save the video cover image.
4. To embed the video in your website click here: YouTube video then right click on the video and choose "Copy Embed Code".
You can show all, or part of this video to your church body, or to a women's ministry small group.
You can also include this video with your regular Sunday media distribution (cds, dvds or online).

 

More videos here:


To embed this video in your website click here then right click on the video and choose "Copy Embed Code". Or download here.


To embed this video in your website click here then right click on the video and choose "Copy Embed Code". Or download here.


To embed this video in your website click here then right click on the video and choose "Copy Embed Code". Or download here.


To embed this video in your website click here then right click on the video and choose "Copy Embed Code". Or download here.

To embed this video in your website click here then right click on the video and choose "Copy Embed Code". Or download here.


To embed this video in your website click here then right click on the video and choose "Copy Embed Code".Or download here.


To embed this video in your website click here then right click on the video and choose "Copy Embed Code". Or download here.


To embed this video in your website click here then right click on the video and choose "Copy Embed Code". Or download here.


To embed this video in your website click here then right click on the video and choose "Copy Embed Code". Or download here.

If you need any help adding these resources to your website please contact our web developer. He will assist you for a nominal charge. Contact Mike Pritchard at mike@pritchardwebsites.com



Graphic Resources

Feel free to download and use these resources.

1. Click here to download a compressed zip folder of all the images.
2. Either open the pop up at the bottom of your screen or from your 'downloads' file by double clicking the icon titled "hsfResources.zip".
3. Either double click each image to view and save OR Select the "extract all files" options in the upper left section of the file window.
4. If extracting, select a file to extract to via the "browse" button.
All files are accessible once they are extracted into the folder of your choosing.



If you need any help adding these resources to your website please contact our web developer. He will assist you for a nominal charge. Contact Mike Pritchard at mike@pritchardwebsites.com



Example Announcement

Feel free to copy this announcement for use at your church or download it here.

Healed & Set Free - Discover freedom from a painful past and lingering hurts from rejection, sexual abuse, bitterness, divorce, anger, physical abuse, and depression. This is a 9-week journey in which you will learn four biblical tools that will guide you in overcoming past hurts and equip you to respond in wisdom, find peace when offended and gain a deep understanding of how to truly forgive others. If you have wounds from your past that are keeping you from the life Jesus intended, consider signing up.

Required: Healed and Set Free, by Tammy Brown, available at hsfministries.org.