Bethel Church Moves Healing Rooms Online With Most Calls Related to Stress Over Coronavirus

Students from Bethel Church’s School of Supernatural Ministry. | Facebook/Bethel Church

In a move promoted as faith-filled and wise, Bethel Church, the 12,000-member megachurch in Redding, California, which also runs a school of supernatural ministry, has shifted their popular healing rooms to online events weeks after suspending their faith healing ministry at hospitals due to the new coronavirus.

Now most of their healing is related to stress from the virus.

“As the local and global community come together to address the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, Bethel Church is seeking to promote health across the community. In moments like these, we do not partner with fear, but choose to lean into faith and hope, as well as practicing wisdom and safety,” the church announced on March 20.

“We are actively encouraging health practices and precautions to our whole community. We believe that wisdom, modern medicine, and faith are meant to work together, and express the value for each in the pursuit of on-going health and healing. We continue to remain in close communication with Shasta County Public Health to be aware of their recommendations for Shasta County,” the church said.

While all in-person meetings and gatherings at the church have been suspended until further notice to comply with social distancing restrictions in California, Chris Gore, the church’s head of healing, told The Washington Post that their 700 healers are now working seven days a week online from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. And the most common ailment among the approximately 100 calls they get daily from around the world are mostly related to stress about the coronavirus, Gore told the publication.

In a post on his Facebook page, Gore promoted Psalm 91 in a message urging Christians not to partner with fear.

“What’s happening in the world is just horrible. It’s heart breaking to see the loss of lives. So many of these people are the elderly and people with underlying health issues and weakened immune systems. I have written the last few posts mentioning not partnering with fear,” he wrote on March 29.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leonardo Blair

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