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Training Courses by Beth Tephillah Ministries and Roaring Mouse Counselling:

The followers of Jesus are engaged in a battle to win the hearts and minds of people back to God. To be able to pray accurately and with power, and to minister Jesus' words of healing to troubled people, we must first be able to hear, identify, understand and obey the voice of Father God. Training courses and seminars held at Beth Tephillah Ministry Centre and by Roaring Mouse Counselling are designed to teach both old and new ways to help people live and work effectively in a rapidly changing, postmodern, post-Christian world.

In Healing Prayer Ministry, which used to be called Prayer Counselling, a small team (usually two) of trained prayer ministers will talk and pray with the person needing healing, using the gifts of the Holy Spirit to discern what God wants to do, and cooperating with him to bring about healing. In our preferred model there will also be an intercession team praying elsewhere for the ministry and recording the Lord's word for the person. It is not counselling, and the team are not counsellors. We rely on the one Great Counsellor to do the work, through our prayer in the name of Jesus.

Beth Tephillah Ministries and Roaring Mouse Counselling are together committed to equiping the body of Christ for effective ministry in these areas.

Training Courses:

Since 2000 we have taught courses and run seminars in the following main areas:

  • Hearing God's voice
  • Intimacy with God
  • Intercession
  • Spiritual Warfare
  • Healing Prayer Ministry

The instruction is based on the Bible, and comprises times of teaching, demonstration, practice exercises, and group and personal ministry.

Courses typically run from between 2 to 10 days, on one Saturday in successive months.

Topical Seminars:

In addition, we typically run a seminar each month on a topic related to the above main areas. So far we have run day, or day/evening seminars on:

  • Hearing God's Voice
  • Intimacy with God
  • Generational Healing
  • Dealing with Dissociation
  • Prayer Ministry and Mental Health Issues

Many further topics are planned for future seminars.

Ministry Placements:

Further training is available as a supervised placement at an approved prayer ministry centre or similar, for practice, as well as other seminars and workshops during the year. Current approved centres are those who are members of the Healing Prayer Ministry Network, of which Beth Tephillah Ministries is a member.


People who have completed training with another organisation are welcome to gain further practical experience and extension of their knowledge by interning with us at the Beth Tephillah Ministry Centre.


Fees will vary, but currently each session costs $25. The fee covers all instruction and ministry, course notes and refreshments.


Courses and seminars will be announced and advertised regularly on this website and in our various associated websites and blogs. Watch them to find out what is happening.

For further information and application forms send your name, street address, and/or email address to Beth Tephillah Prayer Ministry Centre, PO Box 138 Williamstown, call Malcolm or Diana Dow on 9397 2430, fax to 9397 2430 or email to .

Applications for all courses and seminars are considered on a first come first served basis, and as numbers are generally limited to 40 participants, early application is recommended.

Course in Other Places:

We are prepared to run courses and seminars at other locations around Victoria, Australia, so if you would like us to come to you please contact us about possible dates.

So far we have run courses, seminars and conferences in Williamstown, Geelong, Werribee, Hoppers Crossing, Ballarat, Warrnambool, Endeavour Hills and Burwood.

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Visit some of our other websites:

Williamstown Baptist Church and Beth Tephillah Ministry Centre.
God Loves Us - Australia, God Really Loves Us!
Healing Prayer Ministries Network - networking Christian prayer ministry centres and prayer ministry training organisations
Healing Prayer Ministry Search Engine
Christian Mysticism Search Engine
Prayer Counselling - A definitive guide to prayer counselling, prayer ministry, Christian counselling, and healing ministry
Speak in Tongues - For those who want to learn how to speak in tongues, and how to use this gift in ministry.
Burden Bearer - How to be a burden bearer and not get sick.
A Reasonable Mystic - How to be a mystic and not lose your reason.
Intimacy with - The world's Greatest Lover is calling you!
The Blog Works - Learn to build a better blog.
Controversial Christian - A website for those who think Christians argue too much!
Dark Night of the Soul - The way up when all is black. About burnout, depression, and when God seems absent.
Mal's Meanderings - Mal Dow's blog about Christian living, ministry, future and emerging church, theology, philosophy, and effective Internet use.
The Roaring Mouse - The Roaring Mouse.
Roaring Mouse Counselling
Malcolm Dow Dot Com - Malcolm Dow - the Roaring Mouse's autobiographical blog
New Spirit - I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you - Ezekiel 36:26

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