Living Waters Program FAQs
How is Living Waters presented?
Living Waters is a 20-lesson program taught in a closed-group format. All group leaders are rigorously trained to facilitate meetings and committed to confidentiality. Though small groups are same gender only, large group worship, teaching and prayer is interwoven throughout the program. Most participants in Living Waters are new to the ministry, and occasionally selected participants are able to repeat the 20 week program.
Each session is focused on:
Worship: We focus our attention and praise on God rather than our problems.
The Word: Living Waters’ teachings combine biblical truths and psychological
insights that help us to know God and ourselves better.
The works of Jesus: Through healing prayer in large and small group settings, we
invite the Holy Spirit to heal our various wounds. We bring our sins, and those
committed against us, to the Lord who is faithful to set us free.
What is the structure of small groups?
Living Waters' small groups are broken up into male and female groups, and each weekly program lasts for one, 2.5-hour session over the course of 20 weeks. The first hour-and-a-half is comprised of worship, testimony, teaching on one of the 20 lessons, and prayer. The last hour is designated for small groups. Every small group has a leader, an assistant leader and five participants with unique backgrounds. The practical format of the small group interactions may vary from week to week. At times, teaching and or testimony/prayer time prior to small group sessions will encourage one or more participants to share receive listening prayer, and this can vary from week to week.
Healing prayer is the cornerstone of the Living Waters program. Without effective healing prayer, Living Waters would be reduced to “just another recovery program.” We believe healing prayer is the key reason that Living Waters has a proven track record of success. Small groups are centered around a safe space to share in confession, which will facilitate the necessary first steps towards walking in freedom.
What topics are covered in the program?
Living Waters uses a detailed guidebook that includes teachings, questions and additional readings that help move individuals from brokenness to spiritual maturity. Topics addressed include:
Acknowledging need for God
Receiving God’s love
Discovering who we are designed to be as relational and sexual beings made in God’s image
The power of the cross and confession
Renouncing our idols
Reconciliation between men and woman
How to deal with the pain in your life
The power of forgiving others and ourselves
Learning how to set healthy boundaries
Healing of father, mother and foundational wounds
Healing from abuse
The roots of gender brokenness
Understanding and overcoming addiction
Embracing the church as our healing community
Building healthy relationships over the course of a lifetime
What is the cost of the program? Do participants have to be Christian?
The 20 weeks program fee is $275.00 and partial scholarships are available – the fee includes "Living Waters Guidebook" with 20 lessons, "Strengthen in Weakness" by Andy Comisky, and snacks and beverages.
What makes True North 406 different?
Elizabeth and David’s personal experience with sexual brokenness and healing, combined with their extensive pastoral training, participants can expect that professionalism and transformation are at the center of True North’s ministry.
What kind of support will I receive?
If receiving one-on-one counseling with Elizabeth or David, individuals will mentoring will be tailored. In the Living Waters program, participants will have access to their small group leader for the 20-week duration of the program.
Will I be connected with a mentor?
After the conclusion of the Living Waters program, participants are encouraged to find support and mentorship through their local church. Sustainability of the growth achieved in the program is dependent on participants having intentional community of support after the conclusion of the program.
I’m concerned about remaining anonymous. What do you do to protect my confidentiality in this program?
The program is centered around confidentiality, ensuring a trusted space to heal. Practical steps to ensure confidentiality are implemented, including first-name only referencing. All applications are reviewed by only the core leadership team, comprised of four individuals.
Can spouses or partners participate?
Yes, we strongly encourage spouses to participate in both Living Waters and individual counseling.
I'm interested in participating and/or getting more information.
Fill out the contact form and David and Elizabeth will get in touch with you!
We recommend the following resources for those beginning their healing journey. A simple internet search of the following will get you started toward a life changing experience:
Recommended websites for those seeking healing:
Desert Streams/Living Waters
Theology of the Body
Seeking Healing by Jay Springer
Restored Hope Network
"Redeeming Sex" by Debra Hirsch
"My peace I give You" by Dawn Eden
"Naked Surrender" by Andrew Comiskey
"Strength in Weakness" by Andrew Comiskey
"The Life Jesus Made Possible" by Bill Randall
“The Wounded Heart" by Dan Allender
"Unwanted" by Jay Springer
When We Blame Lust, We intensify Sexual Sin: www.covenanteyes.com
The Porn Circuit: Covenant Eyes
Elizabeth Halliburton **New podcast, listen now!**
Restoring the Soul
Dr. Caroline Leaf