“Unbound Ministry is a vital part of the new evangelization because, through a simple method of prayer based on the Gospel, it helps us help others in moving beyond their spiritual obstacles into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.This model of deliverance reflects the power of our baptism, which moves us from darkness into the kingdom of God. It promises to be a very fruitful tool in the hands of priests and those involved in parish ministry.”
–Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
The Unbound Ministry is a ministry of healing in which a trained prayer team prays with individuals to assist them in overcoming the spiritual obstacles they encounter in their path of Christian discipleship and take hold of greater freedom in Christ. This ministry uses the Five Keys of the Unbound model of deliverance developed by Heart of the Father Ministries (heartofthefather.com). Individuals who come for Unbound prayer share their personal story related to the area where they sense they need freedom and are led by the prayer team through a series of prayers based on the Five Keys of Unbound:
First Key: Repentance and Faith ▪ Second Key: Forgiveness ▪ Third Key: Renunciation
Fourth Key: Taking Authority ▪ Fifth Key: The Father’s Blessing
Examples of situations where Unbound prayer can be an effective help for individuals include:
Inability to forgive
Persistently negative view of God or self
Chronic fear, anxiety or sadness
Stalled spiritual life
Anywhere in your life where you feel “stuck” and desire greater freedom
Why is the Archdiocese recommending Unbound?
The Unbound Ministry is a critical part of the new evangelization because it helps us personally and helps us help others to move beyond the spiritual obstacles that prevent us from moving forward in our relationship with Jesus Christ and the Church. This method of prayer addresses areas of pain, sin, and weakness and leads us to lay claim to the freedom that is ours through our Baptism. Without this key piece, would-be disciples of the Lord risk getting stuck along the journey. Unbound helps keep all of us moving forward and deeper into life in Christ. As each individual person begins to flourish spiritually, it brings life to the individual, to the family, and to the entire parish community!
- Learn more about Unbound at a Five Keys to Freedom presentation
- Find Unbound events
- Read the Unbound book
- Find a local Unbound prayer team
- Prayers for each of the Five Keys
- Read personal testimonies about how Unbound transforms lives
How to be trained to pray with people using Unbound
- Read the book Unbound: A Practical Guide to Deliverance
- Attend an Unbound: Freedom in Christ Conference or watch the Conference CDs or DVDs
- Attend a Basic Ministry Training or Watch/Listen to the Basic Ministry Training CDs/DVDs
Click here to learn more about the Unbound Ministry Training requirements & advanced training.
To learn more about Unbound and Heart of the Father Ministries, visit HeartoftheFather.com.
Listen to this 12 minute testimony of how Fr. Pierre (Vancouver) uses Unbound in the confessional: