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.
INTRODUCTION TO RAPHA
OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS
Rapha 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, September 21st at Connie Summers’ home [4566 Cascade Ave in Bozeman]
Rapha Workshop – The Empty Chair: A practical tool for letting go of grief, pain, anger, and more…
When: Thursday, September 27th from 6:30-9:30pm
Where: The Commons at Baxter & Love
Cost: Free! (A freewill offering will be taken during the workshop.)
Registration: Register online here, email email@example.com or call 406-922-0190.
We all have things we wish we could say to others. Or we have feelings from an event or relationship that we feel trapped in. We might have a grief that just feels stuck, or perhaps we have a current relationship that is in conflict. Maybe there is a person we desperately need to talk to but they have no interest in talking to us. Or perhaps doing so simply wouldn’t be safe. Some of us feel we just can’t forgive someone who has hurt us or those we love. Often trying to express these words or feelings directly to others involved can be unhelpful or even impossible. But trying to bury them or just ignore them can be damaging to us emotionally and even physically. Carrying these unspoken words, and the often-toxic feelings that go with them, can be a burden in our lives that keeps us from living consistently in our healing and our walk with Christ.
In this next Rapha workshop, Pastors Peter Holmes & Susan Williams will unpack a therapeutic tool that many have used to find deep healing. The Empty Chair uses the gift of our imagination and a safe space to engage and release these trapped words and feelings. We invite God to step in and bring cleansing, freedom, redemption and perhaps even reconciliation. The tool can also be used for those who are not on a faith journey. Join us on Thursday, September 27th as we explore the biblical perspective, and give you a range of examples of how God uses the opportunity created with the Empty Chair to bring more healing and wholeness to our lives.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our next assessment is scheduled for Tuesday, October 2nd.
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, September 6th.
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 Monday, October 1st 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
We now have two Men’s Open Rapha Groups that meet on Tuesday evenings, alternating between a Bozeman and Manhattan location. The Men’s Open Rapha Group in Bozeman meets at The Runway [2905 Trade Wind Lane in Bozeman]. The Men’s Open Rapha Group that meets in Manhattan meets at 8040 Alten Brand Ave. You are welcome to attend either or both of these gatherings. The meeting schedule is as follows:
September 18th in Manhattan
September 25th in Bozeman
October 2nd in Manhattan
October 9th in Bozeman
October 16th in Manhattan
October 23rd in Bozeman
October 30th in Manhattan
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.