RAPHA (Hebrew): to repair, restore, make whole.
Rapha is not just about healing… this journey is about becoming whole. God promises that He can bring lasting wholeness in every area of our lives, transforming us from our inner spirit outward. It is up to each of us to decide if we will partner with Him to become more of the true person we are created to be.
If you have any questions or would like more information about Rapha, please contact us at email@example.com. In addition, we also have a list of Frequently Asked Questions that we hope will be a helpful resource for you.
INTRODUCTION TO RAPHA
Women’s Weekend Away 2018
Courage to be: Friendship with God, ourselves, and others
When: April 13-15, 2018
Where: West Yellowstone, MT
Registration: Register online here, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 406-922-0190. Registration deadline is April 9.
Brochure: Download the workshop brochure here.
God intended that being ourselves should come naturally to us, and result in an overflow of blessing to us and others in the midst of friendship with Him. It’s an inspiring idea, but the reality of our lives is often very different.
Many of us find the pressure of daily life or the burdens of our history leave us with a diluted sense of who we are. Some of us become people pleasers, where we defer to what others think. Perhaps we feel overwhelmed with the pressure to ‘do’ and there seems no time left to ‘be’. Maybe we can’t see the value in being ourselves, or fear becoming arrogant.
During this workshop we will explore what a healthy way of being might look like from God’s perspective. We will consider how to grow in the awareness that ‘I am fearfully and wonderfully made’ (Ps 139) and what happens when we allow that peace to fill our relationships, including our relationship with God. Father, Son and Holy Spirit are in continual being with each other—what does it look like for them to make their home in us (Jn 14:23)?
Pastor Susan Williams will lead our weekend (with a guest appearance from Pastor Peter Holmes) along with our Rapha Women’s Leadership Team from Journey Church. The weekend will include good food and plenty of snacks, time to enjoy the local scenery near Yellowstone National Park, a Q&A ‘clinic’ for personal questions, and a time to meet the Lord together with communion and prayer for healing.
The weekend begins with dinner on Friday at 6:00pm (registration at 5:30pm) and will continue until Sunday at 11:00am. All workshop materials, meals, and accommodations are included in the cost.
Scholarships are available. Please contact us at email@example.com if you would like to donate to our scholarship fund, or to receive a scholarship.
Other Upcoming Events
Rapha Missional Community (Community Evening)
Rapha is the Hebrew word for healing and wholeness. In our community we enjoy authentic relationships where its safe to be honest about where you are at. We share journeying together to pursue who God created us to be. We seek to reach out and welcome those who have need, whether historic or current. We share a meal, worship, testimonies of God breaking through and have a devotional. We are kid-friendly, and welcome those who aren’t in a current relationship with the Lord. Some of our community also meet in groups during the week to journey together.
We meet primarily at 4566 Cascade Street in Bozeman one Friday per month at 6pm. We keep people updated on the exact date and location each month by email. If you are interested in getting on our email list, please contact Jenn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-577-1740.
Our next gatherings are:
Friday, March 23rd at Connie Summer’s home [4566 Cascade Ave in Bozeman] Friday, April 20th at Connie Summer’s home [4566 Cascade Ave in Bozeman]
The Morrisby Assessment is a UK-based psychometric assessment to discover what your natural talents and gifts are. It will suggest education and career options, and help you get to know yourself more. If you are interested in attending the next assessment or would like more details, email Jenn at email@example.com.
Join us the first Thursday of each month from 6:30-8:30pm at The Commons where the Rapha Women’s Leadership Team will be creating space for us to meet each other and meet with God. The focus of our evening varies. You can expect a mixture that might include: testimonies, worship, fellowship, table discussions, Q&A panels, reflective time with God, etc. We focus on encouraging authentic relationships, talking honestly together, and sharing tools for journeying into greater wholeness and deeper relationship with God.
If you have not been to a Rapha event this is the perfect place for you to come and meet those who are part of this ministry. All women are welcome!
Our next Women’s Evening is Thursday, April 5th.
Women’s Clinic: Q&A Session with Susan
Ladies, if you are wanting some help on your discipleship journey or want to see what it’s all about, this is a great place for you. On Tuesday, April 17th from 6:30-9pm at The Commons, Susan will be available to help you if you are feeling stuck or need some help with a piece of homework. If you don’t have a question but want to come, you are welcome too. There’s always a lot of learning that goes on!
Men’s Prayer Meeting
Join us every Tuesday morning at 6:15am at The Commons for a weekly prayer meeting. All men are welcome!
Men’s Open Rapha Group
The Men’s Open Rapha Group meets every other Tuesday evening at The Crossing [3493 Lolo Way]. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 13th.
If you are wanting some help on your discipleship journey or want to see what a Rapha Journey can look like, this is a great place for you! This evening is an open forum for men to come as you are. There is no pressure to come with an issue/question/agenda… you are very welcome to simply join us.