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 firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, we also have a list of Frequently Asked Questions that we hope will be a helpful resource for you.
INTRODUCTION TO RAPHA
Authentic Forgiveness: Living Out a Complex Commandment
When: Friday, March 2nd from 6:30-9pm & Saturday, March 3rd from 9am-5:30pm
Where: The Commons at Baxter & Love
Registration: Register online here, email email@example.com or call 406-922-0190
Forgiveness is one of the most challenging issues in the church today. We all know we should forgive, we’ve been told to forgive and we’ve told others to forgive. But what does it really mean?
Biblical teaching on forgiveness is complex and multi-layered. It takes account of the conflicting relational dynamics of daily life, but in the contemporary church it is often portrayed in an unhelpfully simplistic way. Scripture seems to contradict itself. We see God saying at times that He won’t forgive. And yet we also have the surprising challenge that God’s forgiveness of us is linked with our forgiveness of others.
From a practical perspective, authentic forgiveness is hard. Perhaps we’ve been hurt, betrayed, even abused. Maybe it’s happened repeatedly. We might be angry or be seeking justice. Sometimes the ‘command’ to forgive can feel like an additional burden. And the hardest person to forgive is often ourselves. What does the practical application of forgiveness look like in these moments?
In this weekend workshop Pastors Peter Holmes and Susan Williams will take us on a Biblical and psychologically-informed journey, exploring how God intends forgiveness to bring healing and freedom. They will map out the various expectations of forgiveness that appear in Scripture and suggest practical steps leading toward living forgiveness being a reality for us and for others.
Women’s Weekend Away 2018
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 March 30.
Dr. Susan Williams will be leading our weekend (and Dr. Peter Holmes will make a guest appearance) along with our Rapha Women’s Leadership Team from Journey Church. The weekend will include good food & plenty of snacks, space to walk into Yellowstone National Park or enjoy the local scenery, a Q&A ‘clinic’ for personal questions, and a time to meet the Lord together with communion and prayer.
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.
More workshop details coming soon!
Scholarships are available. Please contact us at email@example.com to inquire.
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, January 19th at Connie Summer’s home [4566 Cascade Ave in Bozeman]
Peter will be administering a Morrisby Assessment on Thursday, March 8th at 6pm. It 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 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, February 1st.
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, March 6th 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, January 30th.
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.