Singing Waters Ministries™ traces its history back to 1956. Kay Golbeck, a woman of great faith, responded to a vision that she believed God had given her one day as she read her Bible. This vision, seemingly imposed upon its pages, was of a lovely old brick farmhouse surrounded by pines and spruce trees. It would not leave her. The next day when she opened her Bible the picture was still there. As she continued to pray and seek God about this vision, its meaning became clear. In spite of the fact that she was suffering from a terminal illness, she was to find this place, buy it and God would set up a ministry in that place — a ministry to people of all nationalities and ages, the sick and the well, the poor and the rich, the lonely and the lost. This “House of Blessing” to others had long been a dream dear to her own heart, but was one that seemed impossible.
But God is the God of the impossible! It wasn’t long before a real estate friend showed her a property in the Hockley Hills near Orangeville. When she approached the property she saw the very house and trees God had shown her in the vision. As she took the first step onto the property she heard a sound — a lovely melody coming through the trees — it was the sound of the river rushing over the rocks in the valley. Searching for the right word she exclaimed, “Water… singing waters… Singing Waters! If I buy this place, if this is to be God’s House of Blessing, it shall be called Singing Waters. And I shall pray that all who come here shall leave with a song in their hearts.”
Her willingness to follow this vision is a story of awe-inspiring faith in the miraculous provision of a God Whose Word never fails, in spite of plenty of opportunity for her to doubt. She had no money, and was even now living out of two suitcases without a place to call her own. He reminded her again and again that it was His work, and He would, therefore, see to it that whatever was necessary for the ministry would be there in due time. Mark 10:27 became their motto: “With men it is impossible, but not with God, for all things are possible with God.”
For the next 27 years, from the time of the revelation of the vision in the mid-fifties to her death in 1983, Kay Golbeck and her team worked side by side with God. His hand was evident throughout those years in everything from finding and restoring the old farmhouse, through the expansion of the buildings in 1983, appropriately named the House of Praise, to the various aspects of finding suitable staffing for the growing ministry. In Kay’s own words that she had prepared for her memorial service, she challenged those who now carried the responsibility that God had given her so many years before: “It’s been an exciting, marvelous adventure here, and the glorious part is that it will continue. We’ve only touched the fringe of what a partnership with God can mean.”
Singing Waters truly became the House of Blessing — the dream God had put into Kay’s heart as well as those who followed after her, became reality. It became a place of faith where Mark 10:27 is a daily reality; a place of rest and restoration for spiritual renewal and encouragement through prayer, study, inspiration and fellowship; a place of worship and intercession set apart for the glory of God; a place of healing for God’s children to discover their true identity and destiny; a place of freedom for all to be able to express themselves; a place of equipping the people of God for the healing of the nations; a place of blessing where the children of God can find their true inheritance in Christ; a place of releasing people to use and develop their anointing and spiritual giftings.
Part of this blessing has been the relationships with other healing streams in the Body of Christ. In the early 1990’s, Elijah House was one of these that made a valuable contribution to the Ministry’s understanding of inner healing. This was followed by the message of evangelism, healing and deliverance through an association with Ellel Ministries of England, who also had a heart for the broken and wounded of the world. God has used these relationships to enrich the life of the Ministry.
With the new millennium came a new season! The House of Blessing was becoming a River of Blessing as part of God’s plan for the healing of the nations. We give glory to God for His faithfulness, knowing that He Who began a good work will see it to completion, because what is impossible with man is possible with God.
Our vision is to see the whole body of Christ fitted together perfectly,
so that each part in its own special way helps the other parts
become healthy and growing and full of love.
Equipping the People of God for the Healing of the Nations
To be a part of a global response to God through radical, biblical and Spirit-led discipleship and ministry, for the equipping of the people of God for the healing of the nations, by identifying and associating with others who are doing what God wants, and going where God leads, nationally and internationally.
To equip through:
- Residential training schools in discipleship, healing and deliverance
- Weekend training and ministry courses
- Church visits
- Partnering with pastors and leaders to release discipleship, healing and deliverance into the life of their church and community
- Training ministry team leaders and trainers in the local church
- Building ministry teams in local churches
- Networking with other ministries
To bring healing by:
- Providing personal ministry through Healing Retreats and ministry appointments
- Providing a place of retreat for individuals and groups
- Providing healing opportunities for pastors and leaders
STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the inspired and infallible Word of God, the final authority for the lives of believers in every culture and age and their rule of faith and practice. They are to be interpreted by the Holy Spirit according to their context and purpose, and in reverent obedience to the Living Word, Who speaks through them in the power of the Spirit.
We believe that there is one living and true God, Who eternally exists in three distinct persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; equal in power and glory; each of Whom possesses equally all the attributes of Deity and the characteristics of personality.
We believe that God the Father has revealed Himself to be perfect in love, holiness and righteousness; that He created all, upholds all and governs all; and He so loved the world, even in the midst of its fallenness and sin, that He gave His only Son for its redemption. Like a father who runs to welcome the prodigal home, Father God is trustworthy and faithful to His children and all things are possible for those who believe in Him.
We believe that Jesus Christ is God, the Living Word, and is eternally preexistent and co-equal with God the Father; that He became flesh through His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit and His virgin birth. Therefore, He is perfect Deity and true humanity united in one Person forever. He lived a sinless life and voluntarily atoned for the sins of men by dying on the cross as their substitute, thus satisfying divine justice and accomplishing salvation for all who trust in Him alone. He rose from the dead in the same body, though glorified, in which He lived and died. He ascended bodily into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God the Father, where He, the only Mediator between God and man, continually makes intercession for His own. We believe in the literal, physical return of the Lord Jesus Christ to take authority and rule on earth, and to judge the living and the dead.
We believe that the Holy Spirit is co-equal and co-eternal with the Father and the Son; that He was active in the creation of all things; that He has come into the world to reveal and glorify Christ; that He convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgement; and that He regenerates, sanctifies, baptizes, indwells, seals, anoints, illumines, guides and bestows His gifts upon all believers. His fullness, power and holiness are appropriated in the believer’s life through faith and obedience.
We believe that man (male and female) was originally created in the image and likeness of God. He was created to reflect the glory of God and represent Him on this earth. He was tempted by the devil and fell through disobedience to God. All men are born with a sinful nature and are separated from the life of God. They can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that salvation is by God’s grace and is a gift of God received by faith alone, apart from all good works and merit, and includes the forgiveness of sins, the imputation of the righteousness of Jesus Christ and the gift of eternal life. We believe that those who receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord are miraculously born again by the Holy Spirit and become children of God and partakers of His divine nature. We are assured and know that all things are working together and are fitting into a plan for good to and for those who love God and are called according to His design and purpose. God has planned from the beginning for man to be molded into the image of His Son, Jesus, and share inwardly His likeness; therefore, man can only find his true identity and destiny in the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe in the universal Church, the living spiritual body of which Jesus Christ is the Head and all regenerated persons are members, and in the unity of all believers in Christ with the evidence of that unity being shown by how we love one another. The Church has been commissioned by Him to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the gospel to all nations and making disciples through the equipping of the saints. The Church has been given the anointing of Isaiah 61 to continue the ministry begun by Jesus when He was upon this earth. We believe that the believer possesses great authority through Christ over the powers of spiritual darkness led by Satan, the ruler of this world. We actively exercise this authority as we walk by faith; pray; do spiritual warfare; minister healing and deliverance in the Name of Jesus; exercise spiritual gifts; and progress to spiritual maturity in Christ.