What is Theophostic Prayer Ministry?
The term theophostic comes from two New Testament Greek words Theo (God) and Phos (light). It is intentional and focused prayer that is Christ-centered and God reliant for its direction and outcome.
It is encouraging a person to discover and expose the beliefs that are at the root of the emotional pain in his or her life; and then facilitating an encounter with the Holy Spirit through prayer, thus allowing the Lord to reveal His truth to the wounded person's heart and mind. It is about healing the past to redeem the present. It is about lasting fruit that is exemplified through a transformed life bringing glory to Christ.
Messiah sets people free. Free from life-long fears, shame, false guilt, anxiety, hopelessness, stress, worry, despair, and emotional pain.
From Rev. Mary L. Haley Connect2Christ Church:
“Theophostic ministry is not counseling... it is a prayer ministry. It is about identifying painful events and emotions in our lives where we can unravel the wrong beliefs we have embraced. It's in this place we connect to Christ's Presence, making Jesus the center experientially and relationally.
Connecting to Christ (Truth) is the true source of healing. The 'thief comes to kill, steal and destroy:' Messiah's purpose is always to give people a rich and satisfying life. (John 10:10)
I have participated in this prayer ministry and can witness to the blessing it has been for me. Every human being can benefit from an encounter with “Truth,” which dispels the lies or wrong beliefs we have about ourselves. Our minds are renewed so we can go forward and thrive.
Bonita Graves is an excellent prayer facilitator. If you have found yourself in an area of internal conflict, I have confidence you will find greater measures of peace in your life through this prayer ministry.”
For further information about Theophostic Prayer, please call 727-230-9723.
Every church should have a ministry filled with creative crafters and C2C steps into that realm. We make arrangements, ornaments, cards, etc. Presently, we are busy making Christmas goodies for our Gift Market. We meet on Wednesday, but our schedule varies, so please check our calendar for our meeting days and times. Questions: 727-230-9723.
Caring for a congregation is a big assignment from the Lord and Barbara Talbott brings a loving heart and willing hands in Christ to make sure God's family is feeling valued in practical ways. Barbara has formed an extensive team to help Pastor Mary with providing excellent care and nurturing for our spiritual family during times of need and crises. Homes, hospitals, and extended care facilities are visited. Food is prepared and delivered. If you desire to become involved in this amazing ministry to our members, please call 727-230-9723.
Connect2Christ Church offers many creative ministry opportunities. Ministry is very personal and powerful; a place for each person to share how God's love has changed his or her life. We seek to grow and create more ministry opportunities for God's family each year. Ministry is what helps believers "grow up into Christ" and become the mature community who goes out into the world and lives the Gospel (Ephesians 4:15). Followers of Jesus Christ are passionate and joy-filled ministers of the gospel--sharing the Good News of God's love for everyone.
Pete Bottichio and Karan Chisholm lead our Music & Praise Teams. Not only do these two have extraordinary spiritual gifts, they lead a group of very gifted people who love Jesus. Our entire worship team volunteers to bring passion and love to the worship environment each week. Music is the melody of the heart and a great way to connect to Christ and exalt the Living Lord.
The Audio Visual Team is the glue that holds us all together. Even if you have never run sound or video equipment, you can learn.