What is Heartbeat Ministries?
Intimacy with Christ is our goal and passion
Heartbeat is a cross-denominational, cross-generational ministry that God has raised up to facilitate healing and restoration in the body of Christ through prayer and training.
This ministry was birthed in a move of the Holy Spirit. It began in a prayer meeting where people gathered to wait on the Lord with a desire to hear His heartbeat and come into agreement in prayer. The Lord began to show us our own brokenness in the Body of Christ. Week after week He met us and healed us and began to train us to reach out with His healing to others.
Our goal has never been wholeness but rather intimacy with Christ. Wholeness as a goal will lead us off track and cause us to focus on ourselves. We seek intimacy with Christ that we might walk in His love and give it away. Unhealed areas of our life block this intimacy. Healing takes place as we encounter Christ. Our goal is to first help people to encounter Christ in their areas of brokenness and then to see them equipped to facilitate others.
Heartbeat Ministries is part of the Partners in Harvest network of churches and ministries pursuing revival under the leadership of John and Carol Arnott, Founding Pastors of Catch The Fire Toronto.
Heartbeat is a team of faciitators who desire intimacy with Jesus, who seek always to catch His Heartbeat, to see and hear what He is doing, and to join Him in obedient acts.
“The Spirit of the LORD God is upon me,
Because the LORD has anointed me,
To preach good tidings to the poor,
He has sent us to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives,
And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord,
And the day of vengeance of our God;
To comfort all who mourn,
To console those who mourn in Zion,
To give them beauty for ashes,
The oil of joy for mourning,
The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
That they may be called trees of righteousness,
The planting of the Lord,
The He might be glorified.
And they shall rebuild the old ruins,
They shall raise up the former desolations,
And they shall repair the ruined cities,
The desolations of many generations.”
In the summer of 1997 the Spirit of God began moving powerfully as a few of us gathered regularly to seek God’s heart in prayer. He gave us a definite conviction to pray for the broken and disillusioned in the body of Christ. He began to show us the Father’s heart for His people, His love and mercy.
In 1998, Heartbeat held its first major conference, the Maritime Releasers of Life with Mary Audrey Raycroft. This was the beginning of many other conferences and seminars aimed at equipping the body of Christ to minister with wisdom, grace and integrity. We have established Catch The Fire Soaking groups that have grown into soaking/healing/bible study groups which foster the presence of the Lord and ignite the fire of passion for the Lord Jesus Christ and His Kingdom.
While our focus and mandate is “intimacy with the Father”, the Leadership and Prayer Listening seminars have been vital to help people, with the leading of the Holy Spirit, to remove the blockages and/or clutter preventing intimacy from happening.
Out of our times of soaking in His presence, the Father in 2001, started to call Heartbeat to the nations to bring healing and the message of the Father’s heart. Through this He has established a growing work in East Kenya called Project Joseph which includes an orphanage, high school and a fruit farm.
Partnering To Spread The Fire Of God’s
Love And Presence & Healing Throughout The Nations
F Father’s Love revealed through the Lord Jesus Christ
I Intimacy, Presence, & Hearing God’s Voice
R Restoration of the Heart / Soul
E Extending the Kingdom through the equipping, empowering and anointing of the Holy Spirit