Vision and Purpose for Course 202 School

Elijah House Ministry’s Video Schools were created from the ministry of John and Paula Sandford. In prayerfully planned, instructional and ministry settings, they impart keys of knowledge, opening the heart to receive truth and renewing the mind, that result in life transformation through Christ. Led by the Holy Spirit, we are co-workers with Christ, working to restore broken and hurting hearts, reconciling relationships. In keeping with the Elijah House mission, our vision for the school is to equip, encourage, and release Ambassadors for Christ
(2 Corinthians 5:18 – 20), who will pick up His mantle and continue His mission of restoration and healing.

Graduating with an Elijah House certificate from Course 201 or Basic 1 School is a
prerequisite to attend Course 202 School.

School Goals

  • To provide a safe setting for building relationships, learning, and practicing prayer ministry in small groups
  • To provide a Scriptural foundation for Christ-centered inner healing (sanctification and transformation)
  • To offer students the opportunity to experience personal healing through small group ministry from their peers
  • To teach, model, and provide opportunity to practice ministry to one another according to the Word of God and in the power and sensitivity of Christ through the Holy Spirit

Who Should Attend the School?

This school is for any layman, pastor, Christian leader, counselor, or therapist, seeking experience in prayer ministry and healing from life’s hurts, and desire to begin restoring healthy relationships with God and others.


We also offer options for repeating or auditing a course. Learn more.


What Can I Expect From This Course?

This school will help you discover scriptural answers to many searching questions we all have about life, God, and ourselves. Have you ever wondered why you think, feel, speak, and act the way you do? Have you ever wondered why things happen in your lives and relationships the way they do, and why God allows certain things to happen? Jesus desires to bring you into wholeness through true change and to break through long-standing areas of your life. He wants to equip you with greater vision and hope for the future…to take you into a deeper, more exciting and fulfilling love relationship with Him…and to prepare, empower, and release you into a new anointing to minister to others.

With each lesson, you will gain understanding, be given principles of healing, and begin the healing process. Because we are dealing with the hearts of people, the school can, at times, be very intense. Personal responses to teaching and small group interaction may include, but are certainly not limited to, some of the following: expression of anger, prejudices and resentments; apprehension; anxiety; insomnia; depression; dissociation; etc. Because of time restraints and group process, all of your personal life issues will not be dealt with during the course of the school, but some healing will happen. This is a life long process. We simply give you the tools to further your healing, restore your relationships, and minister to others. Many seek further ministry once the school is complete. If you feel there are already significant life issues that need to be addressed, prayer ministry or counseling prior to your enrollment in the school is advisable and always beneficial.

Course 202 Brochure (PDF)

Course 202 Schedule (PDF)

Course 202 Curriculum Lesson Briefs

••• Restoring Childhood Foundations
Beginning with basic trust, we must build each stage of our life on the one that went before. A poor foundation, in any stage of childhood, can negatively affect us throughout our adult lives, impacting our ability to relate to one another and, ultimately, the Lord. Through inner healing, we can rebuild each part of our foundations. (I Cor 13:11 NAS)

••• Prenatal and Childhood Issues, Part One
This lesson presents both the scriptural base and modern research supporting the idea that what happens in the womb can affect us throughout life. Inner healing can repair the harm that has been with us from the beginning of our days. (Psa 22:9-10 NIV)

••• Prenatal and Childhood Issues, Part Two
This lesson explores the conditions, symptoms and healing of several common in-utero experiences, how they affect us in later life, and how to bring healing. (Psa 27:8, 10 NAS)

••• Identifications of Love
When we do not receive enough love, sometimes we latch on to the few “packages” love comes in instead of remaining open to love in all its forms. Formed in childhood, these packages are idols which define and limit our idea of what true love is, and deny us the full joy of giving and receiving it. Inner healing can open our hearts to love in it many forms. (I Cor 13:4-5, 7 NIV)

••• Denial
Central to our healing is willingness to be known by ourselves and others. God calls us to “walk as children of light” (For the fruit of the light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth, Ephesians 5:9, NIV). When we live in denial, we walk in darkness and untruth, and cannot fully receive God’s healing power. (I John 1:8 NAS)

••• Profile of an Abuser
This lesson brings insight and understanding through a typical life history and character of a sexual abuser, and teaches how to extend God’s healing love and grace while holding abusers accountable for their actions. (Luke 17:2 NAS)

••• Healing the Sexually Abused
The sexually abused often live with a barrage of emotions that keep them in bondage to the wounds of the molestation. This lesson explores the aftermath in the adult life of a child who was molested, and shows that through inner healing, any wound, no matter how deep, can be healed. (Psa 143:3-4 NAS)

••• Emotional Abuse
Arbitrary, inconsistent, or abusive parental discipline can damage the emotional well-being and security of a child, and destroy the natural sense of justice that God imparts to our being. This lesson explores healthy and appropriate forms of discipline necessary to raising children, and explains how the effects of bad discipline can be healed. (Eph 6:4 NIV)

••• Spiritual Slumber
Spiritual slumber is a condition in which a person is unable to attune himself to God and others, access creativity and inspiration, maintain emotional perspective, thrive in the midst of illness, and live from a working conscience. To avoid pain, some people make inner vows that shut off these abilities. This lesson explains the symptoms of spiritual slumber, and how to reawaken the spirit through inner healing. (Ro 13:11b NIV)

••• Spiritual Captivity
Unlike one who spiritually slumbers, a person in spiritual captivity is still able to sense the life around him, but because of inner vows that distance him from life, he feels as if a wall separates him from direct participation. In this lesson, we explore the symptoms, and how to bring a person out of captivity. (John 10:10 NAS)

••• Generational Sin
Scripture testifies that the effects of sin can pass from one generation to the next. In this lesson, we look at ways we are defiled through generational sin. Through prayer, we can help free families from generational patterns of destruction. (Deut 5:9 NAS)

••• Healing the Effects of Occult Involvement
Occult involvement causes much destruction, especially generationally. Examine with us the many effects of occult involvement, as well as how to pray for healing and hiding in God. (Lev 20:6-8 NAS)

••• Sexual Addictions
Those who minister to persons with sexual addictions know how prevalent it is, even in the church. This lesson brings insight and understanding about how inner healing can remove the roots of this devastating problem. (Ezek 6:9 NIV)

••• Depression
Some Christians do not understand how incapacitating depression can be. In this lesson, we learn what depression is and how to bring healing to a depressive in a way that does not strain his depleted emotional resources. (Prov 25:20 NIV)

••• Fractured Heart and Relationships
A heart that is whole is able to fulfill its destiny. Inordinate bonding, over-dependency and inappropriate touches have the capacity to fracture identity and hinder us from reaching our destiny. In this lesson we will learn to identify a fractured identity and its fruit, how it became fractured, and the steps necessary to bring healing and wholeness. (Luke 10:27 NAS, Eph 2:10 NAS)

••• Unresolved Grief
Any type of major loss invokes intense emotional suffering called “grief.” This lesson discusses the stages of grief and those most susceptible to suppressing grief. And it explains why people suffer from delayed or prolonged grief, and how they can be freed from that through inner healing. (Matt 2:18 NAS)

••• Homosexuality
Though the Bible clearly defines homosexual behavior as sin, as ministers of the Gospel we must learn to respond and stand lovingly in truth. This lesson outlines the contributing factors and consequences of homosexuality, yet gives hope and healing through our Lord Jesus Christ. (Gen 1:27 NIV)

••• Spiritual Adultery
When allowed to continue, spiritual adultery inevitably leads to physical adultery. This lesson outlines how this happens and how to bring healing. It also gives guidelines about what to do when spiritual adultery occurs in the prayer ministry relationship. (Heb 13:4 NIV)

••• Sources of Sexual Issues
In this lesson, we discuss experiences in childhood and adolescence that can affect our sexuality, including potty training, genital play, pornography, and masturbation. Mishandled by parents, common sexual experiences can often lead to shame in adulthood. Healing of adult sexual sin will often necessitate recognition and healing of these earlier roots. (I Thess 4:3-4 NIV)

••• Burnout
This lesson discusses the physical, emotional and spiritual conditions associated with burnout. We’ll explore its causes and possible prevention, and specify what is needed to help bring healing. (Matt 11:28-29 NAS)

••• Making Healing Relationships Safe
If not handled rightly, closeness and intimacy between people in ministry situations may give rise to inappropriate attachments, dependencies, or confusion from transference in relationships, which can lead to spiritual adultery. This lesson offers insights and help for prayer ministers in dealing with these situations and their aftermath. (Gal 6:1-2 NIV)

••• Cutting Free
We will look at the principles of leaving and cleaving, and discuss these principles in the context of spiritually and emotionally leaving our family of origin and/or former position in order to step into God’s call for our life. We will also look at the importance of individuation and examine some difficulties that may occur in relationships when this doesn’t happen at the appropriate time in a person’s life. (John 1:12-13 NAS)

••• Care and Feeding of the Spirit
This lesson shares many ways parents can nurture the spirits of children. But these are not for children only. It is not enough to bring bitter roots to death; we also need to feed our spirit with that which brings life. (Prov 17:22 RSV)

••• Healing Our Children’s Hearts
As our hearts are healed, we are able to heal the hearts of our children (both biological and spiritual) and provide a way to remove roots of bitterness before they fully take root. We are thus enabled to fulfill the mandate of Malachi 4:5-6! (Mal 4:5-6 NAS)


Plan to attend all dates; only one date can be missed. If more dates are missed, you will not be able to receive an Elijah House certificate. Homework must be completed monthly; if you get behind you may not graduate with an Elijah House certificate. You may receive a generic certificate of completion, but it will not provide you what you need to go on to an Internship Program at Elijah House or Freedom House.


Kingsland Properties [ map ]

25W560 Geneva Road
Carol Stream, IL 60188

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All application forms must be received by post office mail no later than August 28, 2017, submitted with a minimum of the down payment of $260 per single student or $400 per couple, either by check or by PayPal.  The balance is due the first day of school, September 9, 2017.

  • An additional $35 fee will be assessed for late registration or late payment beginning on August 29, 2017.



Singles Couples
Elijah House Tuition $99.00 $198.00
Course Manual $50.00 $100.00
Two Course Textbooks $24.00 $24.00
Shipping/Handling $15.00 $20.00
Facilitators Fee $225.00 $385.00
Total* $413.00 $727.00


*Online Registrations – Add $15 Singles / $25 Couples for PayPal™ fee

Course 202 Registration

Singles – via PayPal:
*FULL FEE: $428 Full fee payment received by registration deadline of August 28, 2017

*DEPOSIT ONLY: $260 Deposit received by registration deadline of August 28, 2017

*BALANCE DUE: $168 Balance received by or on first day of class September 9, 2017

Couples – via PayPal:
*FULL FEE: $752 Full fee payment received by deadline of August 28, 2017

*DEPOSIT ONLY: $400 Deposit received by deadline of August 28, 2017

*BALANCE DUE: $352 Balance received by or on first day of class September 9, 2017

Make checks payable to Freedom House Ministries and mail to:
Freedom House Ministries
c/o The Andersen’s
3217 S Scoville Ave
Berwyn, IL 60409-3546

Email Mari Anne Andersen at
Phone: 708.656.3658

Course 201 || Course 202


Year Schedule
Course 202, an 8-session course with classes held one Saturday a month
September 9, 2017
October 14, 2017
November 11, 2017
December 2, 2017
January 13, 2018
February 10, 2018
March 10, 2018
April 14, 2018
May 19, 2018  Graduation Event

Daily Schedule
••• 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
••• 3 Video Lectures with Q & A Time
••• 2 Small Groups for Discussion & Prayer
••• Ministry
••• Lunch Break [1.5 hrs]

Kingsland Properties [ map ]

25W560 Geneva Road
Carol Stream, IL 60188

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Text Books Used In Course 202:


In addition to the textbooks used in Course 201, these two books are required for Course 202:


Healing Victims of
Sexual Abuse
By Paula Sandford
This book gives love, acceptance and redemptive healing to all the victims of sexual abuse—the abused, the abuser, and their families. It is an invaluable tool for those who counsel and minister to lives fractured by sexual abuse.— Every two minutes a child is sexually abused – often betrayed by someone he or she knows, loves and trusts.— One of every four girls and one of every ten boys are sexually molested before the age of 18.– Over half of reported cases of incest take place in middle and upper-class families. Most of these occur in religious homes.– More than thirty-four million women in the U.S. are victims of childhood sexual abuse.As a professional counselor, Paula Sandford has helped hundreds of sexual abuse victims successfully deal with their fears, guilt, confusion and depression. In her professional life, she has seen beloved family members victimized by this cruel enemy of childhood and family life. She not only knows the pain that all the victims share, but she also knows the way to healing. This book leads the reader into new dimensions of hope, healing and wholeness. (Paperback, 156 pages)

Why Good People Mess Up

By John Loren Sandford
This book gives keys to upright living in a seductive world. It helps to answer: Why do good people fall into immorality and hurt the people they love most? Why are today’s most visible, powerful leaders so easily giving in to temptation despite the loss of reputation, respect, and position that a fall inevitably brings? The truth is that nobody is immune to sexual temptation. Why Good People Mess Up explains the powerful unseen forces that can drive people into adultery and other sexual sins. It includes practical guidelines and understanding for everyone involved, providing help and hope for those who want to stand in the face of overwhelming compulsions, to find healing, true freedom, and deliverance. It gives helpful support for those who have been hurt and betrayed. (Paperback, 202 pages)

These required course textbooks are included in the total cost of Course 202.