Enliven Blog (formerly Enliven Publishing Blog) contains articles and e-books on topics such as prophetic ministry, prayer, spiritual gifts and spiritual renewal, by Helen Calder.
Enliven Blog is a ministry of David McCracken Ministries: ‘Prophetic Ministry That Empowers The Church.’
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I was 15 years old.
The theme of that first prophecy was intercession and revival, and the vision I received from the Lord at that time is as vivid to me today as it was back then.
During the next two decades, I received a lot of training and mentoring in prophetic ministry and prayer. My husband Malcolm (‘The Hunk’) and I went on to serve Jesus in missions ministry and renewal, itinerating in New Zealand, Australia and Asia.
I did not know that there were deep cracks in the foundations of my life and ministry until I hit a wall in 1998. My church in New Zealand went through a difficult time and I was caught up in division. I write about the events that led up to this and the lessons I learned in the book, ‘Prophetic People In A Changing Church.’
I underwent a period of repentance and heart-searching, receiving ministry within my church.Taking time to re-examine and sift through the prophetic mentoring I had received, I realised that some of this had led me along a pathway of independence from my local church leadership.
At the close of this period, the Lord spoke to me from His words to Peter about his failure and restoration in Luke 22:32:
“And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.”
I was restored and blessed in ministry in my church in New Zealand, before Malcolm and I moved to Australia to take up a ministry position here.
Enliven Publishing grew out of the initial publishing of two books, one on prophetic ministry in the church and one on prophetic evangelism.
After more than 6 years on staff at The Winepress Church, where I led and trained people in prophetic ministry. I am now privileged to be on the prophetic ministry team at David McCracken Ministries.
Through Enliven Blog, I desire to help prophetic people to become all they can be: to equip, develop and inspire them to be passionate followers of Jesus and healthy, wholehearted supporters of their churches, flourishing in the use of their spiritual gifts.
I also have a passion for spiritual renewal; igniting Christians and churches to love Jesus, be filled with the Spirit, and to spill that love into their communities and beyond.
This blog, the books and resources have emerged from my calling and desire to share with others the lessons and values, as well as knowledge, in prophetic ministry and spiritual renewal that I have learned along the way.
(For Helen Calder’s bio and testimonials, see the David McCracken Ministries Bio Page.)
‘Helen was involved in leading and coordinating our Prayer Department. During this time, the prayer area flourished and grew. She also developed training material and conducted seminars on prophecy, prayer and spiritual warfare, which helped strengthen this area in our church. Helen has strong, anointed gifts of teaching, prayer and prophecy and I highly recommend
Ps Arthur Cherrie, Senior Pastor, The Winepress, Melbourne, VIC
‘Helen Calder was able to connect straight away with our church. Her words of knowledge and prophecy were wonderful, both for our church and our people. Our church was edified, encouraged and exhorted to be the people that God has called us to be.’
Ps David Aberle, Hope Christian Centre, VIC
‘Helen’s messages have been timely, anointed and powerful.’
Ps Chris and Erica Grace, VIC
The following two references are from my pastors in New Zealand and Australia and relate to the book, ‘Prophetic People in a Changing Church’:
“I have known Helen Calder since 1994. It has been a remarkable journey, for over that time I have seen many great changes in Helen’s life. Her journey and insights that she has received whilst being a member of our congregation will benefit many people in the church of today. I highly recommend this story to the body of Christ.”
Ps James Anson, Executive Pastor, Missions Director, Elim Christian Centre—City Church, Auckland, New Zealand
‘As I read this [book] my heart leapt with joy that at last, someone with knowledge, experience and who ‘practices what she preaches’, has addressed issues that I, as a pastor have been grappling with for many years.
This is far more than just a textbook to be left on the shelf but rather a workbook that can be explored by both the pastor and the prophetic/prayer people together.
It will lead you to a healthier place if you do. It gives a pathway forward.
This book is written not only from a biblical view, it also encompasses Helen’s remarkable story. I wholeheartedly recommend this text to you and suggest you also buy one for a friend. I know I will!
Arthur Cherrie, Senior Pastor, The Winepress Berwick AOG Church, Melbourne, Australia