part of our ongoing ministry, Spiritwatch Ministries not only directly counters
cultic activity in personal outreach and individual assistance but also provides
conference and teaching ministry to any Christian church or Christian school who
asks for it. It is our desire to help equip the Christian church in
spiritual discernment and countercult ministry at every possible level - from
Sunday Schools to Christian academy sessions, from Christian teaching to full
Cult awareness and evangelistic
training, workshops on helping cult victims in recovery, as well as specialized
tracks of study and interventional ministry that Spiritwatch stands ready
to provide. Click here for letters of
recommendation of our ministry.
Rafael Martinez, a Lee College graduate (class of 1991) and licensed minister
with the Church of God (Cleveland) also stands ready to bring to any church
needing it his own unique and memorable approach to the Word of God by the power
and leading of the Spirit of God .. all to the glory of God.
bivocational by necessity, Rafael is available for revivals, retreats and
preaching appointments and will have a true word from the Lord for the
congregations or groups he ministers to. Click
here to listen to an example of his teaching or
him if you are interested in having him come personally to preach and teach
the Word of God.
Our most requested teaching ministries have been our weekend conferences.
It is our conviction that rising apostasy is the most vital prophetic sign of
the end-times according to the words of Jesus in Matthew 24:4. We therefore
begin with a workshop on last-days deception contrasted with last-days
discernment of the Christian Church that can be held in one or
two sessions (depending on your desire for in-depth study or a more brief
treatment). We are
A workshop on cult evangelism principles is then held prior to any
individual examinations of cultic group teaching and practice. These first two
to three workshops provide a solid Biblical and practical foundation for
discernment and ministry upon which our additional teachings are
based. These introductory talks can then be augmented by any course of
study the church would desire.
We believe that all
pastors and church leadership should have some idea about the challenges they
have found facing them locally and we stand ready to provide workshops on a
given spiritual counterfeit. Additional topics related to discernment such as
combatting cult mind control, defending the authority of Scripture, how to help
family members in cults, etc can then be held.
The format for our ministry is one you set up. We only seek to serve and
will remain as flexible as possible to meet your teaching and spiritual needs.
We simply ask that travel and housing expenses for us be met as well as a love
offering made for our team.
We also offer confidential pastoral counseling as well as interventions with
families and individuals impacted by cultic movements or deceptive spirituality
abroad today. We assist in a non-confrontational manner and do not engage in
and continued intercession for those directly affected by abusive spirituality,
from members of abusive groups to family members is also offered. This is our greatest desires for our ministry times in Christian settings, to help
provide support and caring for those who are profoundly affected by cultic
influences. You may find more information on our work
Our ministry doesn't
stop when we leave - we will, as you allow, stay in touch to support, pray with and counsel
you in your times of need. We don't seek to be gurus .. just concerned friends who want to help
the troubled stand for truth in a day of deception.
may be a unique challenge facing your community that isn't often seen somewhere
else which we can address in our teaching seminars as well as in our counsel. Contact
us for information!