Our leadership and ministry teams are committed to serving the pastoral needs of our community. We desire to help build strong individuals and families who are growing in passion for Jesus and compassion for people. We offer focused ministry in the areas of restoration and recovery, lay counseling, and marriage and family.
Restoration & Recovery
Mondays: Starting September 10, 2018. 6:30-9:30pm
Facilitator: Tracey Bickle
Do you find that you are unable to sustain healthy relationships? Do you feel trapped in certain cycles of behavior? Living Waters aids participants in walking free from relational and sexual brokenness. Living Waters is a 25 week closed group for men and women seeking healing in their lives. It is an intensive and unique small group. Ultimately, we learn how to press into Jesus more deeply, allowing Him to meet our needs and transform us for His Kingdom purposes. With groups all over the world, and with over thirty years of ministering God’s healing love, the Living Waters program is a proven path of healing.
Mens Group: Tuesdays, Sept 25th-Dec. 11th. (12 weeks)
Women's Group: Wednesdays, Sept 26th-Dec. 12th (12 weeks)
Facilitator: Tracey Bickle
Wounded Heart reaches deep into the wounded heart of someone you know, exploring the secret lament of the soul damaged by sexual abuse and laying hold of the hope buried there by the One whose unstained image we all bear. This will be a small group of about 6–8 people. It is a process group, giving opportunity for you to talk through the difficulties you have faced bearing the weight of sexual abuse.
Thursdays: 6:00pm-7:30pm, Sept. 27th-Nov. 15th (8 Weeks)
Facilitator: Tracey Bickle
Betrayal, tragedy, rejection—we’ve all experienced loss and injustice on a magnitude God never designed us for. Could it be that our cranky moods and critical words aren’t just momentary lapses but evidence of a fatal poison creeping into our spiritual root system? Bitterness—the word no one wants to say—has taken hold. From her own experience getting free, Tracey Bickle honestly walks us through recognizing and overcoming the bitterness lurking within and its resulting chaos. Join Tracey for 8 weeks and discover the wise counsel of God to free us from the chaos of bitterness and release us into peace.
Codependents Anonymous is for those who are constantly in exhausting relationships, who are unfulfilled, indirect, and unassertive when they have a need, or who exhibit controlling behaviors, anxiety related to acceptance, distrust, perfectionism, avoidance of emotion, and problems with friendships.
This Sexaholics Anonymous group is ideal for men struggling with compulsive sexual addiction, including interpersonal sexual relations, masturbation, pornographic addiction, and sexual fantasy. Our primary purpose is to stay sexually sober and help others to achieve sexual sobriety.
Marriage & Family
Monday and Tuesday, March 12 and 13, 6:30–9pm
Singles & married, engaged, dating couples all welcome! Topics will cover:
- the greatest cause of marital failure
- fostering God’s presence in your marriage
- walking in forgiveness
- why the bridal paradigm is important in marriage
Come to one, or both, evenings. Topics and speakers will vary each night. This intensive is free, but registration is required.
Tuesdays, April 3–August 7, 6–8:30pm
An 18-week workshop designed not only for strong marriages, but also those that are flat and those in crisis; for newlyweds to couples married for decades. Journey with other couples learning tools to take your marriage to a higher level of intimacy, communication, and enjoyment through transparency, vulnerability, and love. Experience transformation as you walk in the power Holy Spirit longs to release in your marriage bringing freedom, connection, and restoration. Tuesdays 6–8:30pm, April 3–August 7 with Jeff & Kristian Price. Completed survey required. Registration deadline April 1. For more info email email@example.com.
Tuesdays, March 20–May 8, 6:30–9pm
An 8-week fellowship group for married and engaged couples only. How does Scripture’s bridal paradigm play into your daily relationship, and what is the ultimate goal of your union? Practical and visionary, Vertical Marriage will help you evaluate your relationship, establish a marital vision, and understand God’s unique design for your marriage and future, as well as set expectations for the nitty-gritty details of life together. This class is free, but registration required. For more info and to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mondays, March 19–May 7, 6:30–8:30pm
An 8-week group for men ages 18+. Calling men back to a simple and reassuring truth: God is our Father. In life’s trials and triumphs, God is initiating boys and men through the stages of manhood, from beloved son, to cowboy, to warrior, to lover, to king, to sage. Class will consist of teaching, small groups, and prayer. This class is free, but registration is required. For more info and to register, email email@example.com.
Our in-house counseling team includes trained lay counselors who minister according to the biblical values of our ministry and are equipped to help those in need. Our counselors are committed to pursue excellence in their training and desire to minister according to Isaiah 61, to bind up the brokenhearted and set the captives free.
International House of Prayer Pastoral Counselors:
Kathryn Holsen, MA, LPC, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracey Bickle, email@example.com
Mike Rizzo, firstname.lastname@example.org
Juliet Canha, email@example.com
Meet with an IHOPKC Chaplain
We have chaplains that are available upon request Monday-Friday at the Global Prayer Room. Please see the welcome desk for more information.
Global Prayer Room and Red Bridge Center
3535 E. Red Bridge Road
Kansas City, MO 64137
Director, Restoration & Recovery
Tracey has worked in pastoral care for thirty years. In the last twenty-four years she has specialized in working with individuals who have suffered trauma and abuse and those dealing with life-controlling issues, such as eating disorders, gender confusion, and addictions. Her passion is to see captives set free and to help remove all that hinders love in the lives of those she serves.
Director, Marriage & Family
Mike and Anne were born and raised in Buffalo, New York, committing their lives to Christ as young adults in 1975. They were married in 1981, and have served in pastoral ministry for over thirty years. In 2007 they relocated to Kansas City to be full-time intercessory missionaries at IHOPKC. They serve the pastoral needs of our community in premarital and marriage counseling, teaching, and personal mentoring.
Director, Lay Counseling
Kathryn traveled extensively and lived abroad while growing up. After giving her life to the Lord in college, being called into missions was a natural step. Following several years of serving with Youth With A Mission, Kathryn arrived in Kansas City in 2007 to be a part of the International House of Prayer, with a strong desire to further cultivate her relationship with Jesus in the context of night-and-day prayer. Motivated by God’s tenderness towards the brokenhearted, Kathryn pursued her master’s in counseling and has been providing individual counseling in the context of ministry and private practice for many years.
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