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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OHM 2015 Pro-Am….A Day Of Play

When I first met Tracy Hanson in 2011 she wanted to take another step forward in her journey of recovery. She knew she had a story, but she was not sure about exactly how it was impacting her life. Golf was something we talked about often as she explored her story and did the hard work of naming the truth of how she had been harmed. Golf was not something she was playing very often. On Monday August 31st Tracy and seventeen other lady professional golfers came to play for the sake of growing more awareness about the impact of abuse and raising funds for Open Hearts ...

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Meet Me at Maranatha, October 5-9

The Journey at Maranatha is a unique and story-based experience that is designed for anyone seeking care for their soul, as well as training on how to enter into the stories of others with grace and kindness.  Past participants have said, "the best training experience I've ever done" and "It took me further in my walk with God and understanding of my story then any other experience I've been a part of." Won't you join us October 5-9 for The Journey at Maranatha

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Help Us Get our Pros to Michigan

Will you help us get our pros to Michigan? Even though you may be far from our headquarters in West Michigan, this is a great way for members of our OHM Regional Network and our Facebook community to be a part of this exciting event. Please click to donate and choose the "Golf Pro Am Fundraiser" fund.  Any gift as small as $25 or as large as you feel led would help! This is our primary fundraising event for the year, so please get involved! If you want to know more about our Pro Am and how we will use the proceeds, click here.

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Open Hearts Ministry Regional Podcast 061815

https://vimeo.com/131025830  

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OHM Leadership Training in Denver

Join us for Leader Training Weekend in Denver Colorado, June 26-28 This three-day event is designed to provide a space for you to experience care for your personal story while also deepening your group leader skills.  Learn how to respond well to stories of pain and abuse, effectively navigate conflict, manage group dynamics, and help people work through their feelings of shame and contempt.  These trainings are interactive, informative and encouraging for both new and experienced Journey Group leaders. The care group times will provide an opportunity to lead and ...

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Grassroots are the Best Roots

Last week I had the chance to sit with a lovely group of women and hear the stories about how they came to be involved with a Journey Group. We gathered around a table, squeezing in close to make room for everyone. We ate pizza and salad and I listened as they started with the first woman to attend an Open Hearts training telling the story of how she returned from her time at Maranatha to start a group in her church. One by one the story unfolded. I smiled as I listened to how she asked a friend to lead a group with her, her friend hadn’t been to an OHM training, ...

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Dreams Really Do Come True

When I first came on staff with Open Hearts in 2010 we began implementing the early version of what has become our “Regional Strategy”. I remember clearly when the key leaders in the Southeast Region began hoping, talking and praying towards a Journey event in their region. In the years that followed they were tireless in their efforts to look into possible locations, dreaming of the day when Open Hearts would host a Journey in the Southeast. April 21st their dreaming came true as the leader team assembled and the Regional Journey in Atlanta began. It was a sweet ...

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OHM Leader Training Weekend in Denver Colorado

Leader Training Weekend has long been a sought after and favorite event for those who have come to lead small groups at The Journey in Michigan.  Last year we opened the weekend up to local leaders to join us in Michigan and the response was overwhelmingly positive.  Because we desire to provide this special time of training and care to as many leaders as possible we are taking Leader Training Weekend “on the road”.  This year we will travel to three cities to bring Leader Training Weekend to local small group leaders across the country.  Every leader to attend a ...

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