What is the Ministries of Pastoral Care (MPC) School?
Our teaching and healing ministry is conducted through five-day Ministries of Pastoral Care (MPC) Schools. Some come to their first school after encountering one of Leanne Payne’s books while others have learned about the ministry through the testimony of a friend. All share a desire to gather with others and experience more of Incarnational Reality, the life we have in Christ:
I am in my Father, and you in Me, and I in you.
We come seeking something like the story C.S. Lewis tells in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe — as Lucy Pevensie walks through the wardrobe and into the land of Narnia, we come to find our true home in God’s presence.
Through the school, God ministers healing to the wounds that afflict His Church today, and pastors and Christian leaders find new hope for their labors. We rejoice as Christ accomplishes His purposes in our midst:
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because He has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
We learn about and experience how we are healed through Christ’s work on the Cross and the Holy Spirit’s real presence with us.
“Healings have to do with faith-filled adoration and reverence for God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. A vital worship brings the holy and thereby the power of the Holy Spirit into our midst. It also often brings us to our knees.”
Those Who Attend
The Ministries of Pastoral Care School serves Christians from all walks of life, including ministers and lay leaders from all denominations, and those in the healing professions such as counseling and medicine. Christ is formed in each precious one as we inwardly become the people He has called us to be. We cannot separate the call to seek the things of His kingdom within our own souls from the call to minister God’s healing presence in our service to others. Our MPC schools empower each attendee to become ever-more bold and winsome bearers of the gospel to all the earth.
Please note that children under the age of 18 are not allowed in school sessions. Also, mothers of small children are strongly recommended to postpone leaving little ones for the week of the conference until after they reach two years of age.
Lecturers assume that participants attending this Ministries of Pastoral Care School have read the following texts prior to the conference: The Healing Presence and Restoring the Christian Soul by Leanne Payne. Her earlier works, The Broken Image, and Crisis in Masculinity, are also recommended. The books are published by Baker Book House and are available from Amazon.com, ChristianBook.com, and BakerPublishingGroup.com.