Credentialed leaders in Virginia Mennonite Conference rediscovered an authentic New Testament ministry of healing, including personal formation through the laying on of hands and prayer, with keynote speaker Willard Swartley.
Gathering on November 4, at Shady Oak (Weavers Mennonite Church) in Harrisonburg, Va., the presenters included Roy Hange, pastor of Charlottesville Mennonite Church, on “Gestalt Therapy,” and Juan Carlos and Wendy Malvaez, pastors at the Manantial de Vida congregation, speaking about that church’s healing ministry.
Willard M. Swartley is professor emeritus of New Testament at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary. He has served as dean of the seminary and director of the Institute of Mennonite Studies, and New Testament editor of the Believers Church Bible Commentary series. Among other titles he is author of Health, Healing and the Church’s Mission: Biblical Perspectives and Moral Priorities; Send Forth Your Light, and Covenant of Peace: The Missing Peace in New Testament Theology and Ethics.