Jesus came “to preach Good News to the poor . . . to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the downtrodden will be freed from their oppressors.” He also promised that “anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works.”
This dynamic ministry of Jesus continues today. He is not only the Redeemer of our spirits, He is also the Healer of our broken bodies, broken hearts, broken lives, and broken homes. His stripes release a resource of healing at every dimension of our need. Jesus’ provision is for more than our bearable recovery — a coping with our sin or burdens – it is for our complete delivery from sickness in our minds, emotions, and bodies.
. . . are safe and confidential places with a focus on a life of freedom, peace, and joy and with a goal of establishing a stronger personal relationship with God and others. The groups are guided by the eight recovery principles found in the Beatitudes and a Christ-centered 12 step-curriculum. The groups include:
Men’s and Women’s Alcohol & Drug Addiction Support Groups . . . these groups meet separately and address addiction to drugs, alcohol, gambling, food, or dysfunctional behavior to assist participants to live free from this controlling lifestyle.
Sexual Addiction Support Group . . . addressing the reasons for compulsive sexual behaviors, how to set up boundaries, and how to restore trust and assurance in relationships.
. . . are safe and confidential places where people can receive the guidance and the support they need to renew and to restore their lives and their relationships. The groups include:
Women’s Sexual Abuse Support Group . . . bringing hope and healing through personal recovery to the women who have experience sexual abuse.
Divorce Care . . . for those individuals who have experienced loss of a marriage or are in the process of separation, this group addresses the issues of forgiveness, aloneness, how to deal with challenges of financial burden, and how to begin a new life. The goal is to equip and prepare for a new and better life.
Grief & Loss Group. . .for those individuals who have experience the death of a loved. This group will explore the emotional, physical, and spiritual responses to grief and support needed to heal and go on living.
Just Me and the Kids . . . designed to minister to the families disrupted by divorce, death, or other single-parent situations. Separate sessions for parents and children allow the entire family to be involved. The goal is for the single parent family to find practical guidance for surviving and growing within the context of a one-parent family.
Healing Ministry . . . the most important thing we can do for you is pray. If you are sick, the Bible teaches you to “call the church leaders together to pray and anoint you with oil in the name of the Master. Believing-prayer will heal you.” Church leaders regularly visit and pray for sick and hurting people in hospitals, in nursing homes, or at home. At most services, there will an altar ministry time when you are invited to come and let church leaders pray for you and your loved ones. Every Friday night we gather for Concerts of Prayer in the Sanctuary from 7:00 p.m. and especially at those prayer gatherings we pray for individual prayer requests. You can register a prayer request by calling the Church office at 210-521-7574.
Pastoral Counseling . . . although none of the church staff are licensed counselors, most of the pastors are available to minister to the needs of the whole family by offering biblical advice and solutions to life problems on a wide variety of topics. They will often refer you to various ministries offered within and outside the church, as well as referrals to professional counselors if needed.
Deliverance Ministry. . . This ministry seeks to take dominion over evil spirits who harass, oppress, or maybe in possession of a person, and through prayer bind and cast them out in the name of Jesus Christ in order for the individual to respond to being set free to live a life for the glory of Christ.
In what has come to be called the Great Commission, Jesus told his followers to share his story with the rest of the world.
Before he returned to heaven, His last words to his gathered disciples were, “Go and make disciples of all nations.”
Hosanna Assembly of God Church is committed to world missions and to the mobilization of people of all ages to fulfill the Great Commission by praying, by giving and by going. In this effort we affirm the founding declaration of the Assemblies of God when the movement was established in 1914: “We commit ourselves to Him for the greatest evangelism that the world has ever seen.” This commitment includes:
– A dependence upon the Holy Spirit for empowerment for effective witness.
– A dedication to developing and sending career missionaries who – having mastered language, developed cultural awareness, and established a permanent presence in a foreign context – are able to reach the spiritually lost with the message of Jesus Christ, to plant indigenous churches after the New Testament pattern, to train leaders to reach their own people and other nations, and to touch poor and suffering people with the compassion of Christ.
– A priority within the local church upon prayer, financial support of missions, sending missionaries to the world, and direct engagement through short-term outreaches.
Hosanna Church is privileged to be a part of the Assemblies of God World Missions program and to prayerfully and financially support a wonderful team of missionaries that is the leading edge of the growth of the Kingdom. Missionaries are featured at our annual missions conference and in monthly Missions Windows during Sunday morning services. Distributed monthly also is the World Missions edition of The Pentecostal Evangel, which describes the vital work of our missionaries around the world.
Prayer makes it work.
The task of world evangelization begins with prayer: Prayer for those who are presently engaged in missionary service and for the calling and sending of new Missionaries to the harvest fields. We invite you to be part of the Hosanna Missionary Prayer Bands which are organized into the following regions of the world: Africa, Asia Pacific, Eurasia, Europe, Northern Asia, and Latin America/Caribbean.
For those interested in direct involvement, Hosanna Church has developed partnerships with missionaries, churches and Mission Organizations . Short-term teams will be visiting foreign countries to participate in community outreach and targeted development projects. There are also many opportunities for short-term involvement through Missions Abroad Placement Program (MAPS).