Ultra Super Mega March Special

Check out our Ultra Super Mega March Special on The Journey at Maranatha! There is a link at the very, very end of the video that will take you to the registration page for The Journey.

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eTraining Is Here!

One of the most impactful experiences for many has been our Leader Training Weekends. This training provides practice in leading a small group, feedback from trained coaches and peers, dialogue about effective and ineffective groups, practice in conflict resolution, observation of deeper pursuit, processing of the here and now, and experience in pursuing deeper issues. In 2017, as OHM walks through this season of transition, Leader Training Weekend will not be available for participants. This leaves a significant gap. DOWNLOAD PDF OF ETRAINING OVERVIEW Nothing can ...

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Tax Receipts for 2016

If you have donated to OHM in 2016, you will be receiving your end of year tax receipt shortly. By law, they must be sent to you by Jan. 31, 2017. We are currently working on making sure all information is accurate and ready to be sent by USPS to you before that date. If you would like it sooner, please feel free to email Darin at darin@ohmin.org.

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2016 OHM Annual Pro-Am Golf Event

by Tracy Hanson, OHM Board Member & Retired LPGA Tour Player I am excited to announce we have set the date for our Open Hearts Ministry Annual Pro-Am for August 15, 2016 at Quail Ridge Golf Club in Grand Rapids, MI. Once again we will host the LPGA/Symetra Tour Professionals who will play along with each foursome. This is a wonderful opportunity to play a great golf course with extremely talented lady professionals, as well as to raise funds for Open Hearts Ministry to continue training leaders to create safe communities where people speak their stories of pain, ...

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Something New

by Tracy Johnson, OHM Executive Director  Recently several members of the OHM Lead Team gathered at my home to work on our plans for the upcoming RESPITE at Maranatha. My first question for them was, "What do you think of when you hear the word respite?" Webster's defines respite as "a short period of time when you are able to stop doing something that is difficult or unpleasant or when something difficult or unpleasant stops or is delayed." As we discussed our plans for the weekend we each realized that this is very different from what people typically expect ...

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Time to Pray

by Tracy Johnson, OHM Executive Director “We tend to use prayer as a last resort, but God wants it to be our first line of defense. We pray when there's nothing else we can do, but God wants us to pray before we do anything at all.” ― Oswald Chambers In January 2015 we were preparing for our first Regional Journey in San Antonio, Texas when I had a conversation with Betty Lee  (a long time leader for Open Hearts in Cleburne, Texas).  "Tracy, I want to come to pray for the seminar." Her offer to come and pray was a sweet gift from heaven and I was thrilled. ...

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Lent

by Tracy Johnson, OHM Executive Director "Each succeeding year, Lent calls each of us to renew our ongoing commitment to the implications of the Resurrection in our own lives, here and now."   Joan Chittister, The Liturgical Year Several years ago I began a journey to discover more about the liturgical calendar and contemplative practices.  Coming from a conservative evangelical upbringing much of what I found was new and I thoroughly enjoyed learning and beginning to consider how I might deepen my own walk with God through engaging in some of the practices I ...

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Collision with Change

The collision leaves us with choices, we can turn to others and ask for their help and presence, or we can turn to ourselves and try to figure it out alone. I hope you are choosing to turn towards kind friends who can journey with you, and that you are offering your presence to those needing the same kindness in their story.

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2015 Year-End Message from OHM Founder Sandy Burdick

Please take a couple minutes and listen to Sandy Burdick's heart about the redemption of our stories in the context of small group communities. Consider how you may provide hope and healing by donating to OHM.    

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OHM Press Release From The Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Open Hearts Ministry is pleased to announce that effective immediately it has appointed Tracy Johnson to serve as the Executive Director of the ministry.  In March 2015 the board asked Tracy to serve as interim Executive Director and indicated that it would take the remainder of the year to assess what decision it should take regarding the leadership of the ministry.  In November every member of the staff, the volunteer leadership team and the board was asked to provide confidential input on Tracy’s performance.  After assessing the input it ...

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