Fr. Jim & Jan have been married for more than 50 years and they have four children and nine grandchildren. They have been involved in one or another area of ministry for more than 40 years. Throughout that time they have had an overarching view of ministry that focuses on bringing people into freedom, wholeness and maturity in Christ. This has been worked out in teaching, spiritual direction and healing prayer.
Both Fr. Jim & Jan have had a long term teaching ministry. They have been Marriage Encounter team and have worked Cursillos. They have also done workshops, seminars, and retreats, both individually and together.
They have both functioned as Spiritual Directors on a number of occasions. Jan has a two year certificate in Spiritual Direction from Shalem Institute in Washington, D.C.
The most prominent aspect of ministry for both Fr. Jim & Jan has been healing prayer. They have studied with Christian Healing Ministries (Francis & Judith MacNutt), Institute for Christian Renewal (Canon Mark Pearson), School of Pastoral Care (Agnes Sanford), and Heart of the Father Ministries (Neal Lozano). Jan has also trained in Inner Healing. Both of them have read widely in the literature on the healing ministry. They have served on, formed and nurtured healing teams. They are available for intensive healing prayer, soaking prayer, inner healing and prayer for freedom from evil influences.
The name “Zion House of Prayer” came to Jan as she read Isaiah 14:32 in The Message: “What does one say to outsiders who ask questions? Tell them, ‘God has established Zion. Those in need and in trouble find refuge in her.’” The vision that Fr. Jim and Jan have is to make their home available as a place of prayer, teaching and healing.
The Church of the Good Shepherd stands firmly in the midst of orthodox Christian faith, and firmly adhere to all three historic creeds (Apostles, Nicene, Athanasian). We believe that the Bible is the Word of God and contains all things necessary for salvation and instruction in faith and practice. We also believe that the only way to salvation is through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Further, we believe that the only way to live a life pleasing to God is by daily dependence on the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit.
We are a small congregation in the Anglican tradition. Our worship uses a sacramental liturgy with historic elements dating to the early years of the Church. Our music combines traditional and contemporary elements. We come together to hear God’s word read and preached and to give God glory and receive His grace.
A significant concept in the Anglican Church in North America is that of One River fed by Three Streams. The First Stream is the evangelical: biblical teaching and preaching; the Second Stream is liturgical (the ancient prayers of the Church and sacramental worship); the Third Stream is charismatic (walking in the power of the Holy Spirit). They flow together to form a godly and fruitful life in Christ.
We, the people of Good Shepherd, desire to walk this very concept out in our own worship and community, growing in our faith and living out the Great Commission. Like the Bereans (Acts 17:10-11), we search the Scriptures for truth. We believe in the power of intercessory and healing prayer. We gather to worship, receive the Sacraments, and give God glory. In addition to our Sunday service, we meet during the week for study and prayer. We strive to “Love one another," as Jesus Christ loved us.
Above all, we are His disciples and want to minister his love and healing to those around us. Join us and help advance the Kingdom of God on Cape Cod!