Pastor Gary Smith along with his wife Linda are currently in their 15th year of leading the Cleansing the Church seminar. The seminar is a 14-week course that is offered through Liberty Life Center and is based off of the work of Dr. Timothy Davis, the author and founder of the Cleansing the Church ministry.
Pastor Smith was asked about the focus and purpose of the seminar and he replied, “It is for people that may have been part of the church for a short time, or their whole life, and are still struggling with areas of their life where they can’t seem to find freedom. It is a lot of discipleship, word and scripture, inner healing and getting free of demonic oppression.”
Even though the seminar began on Jan. 18, Pastor Smith says that there is still time to get involved and begin attending.
The cost to attend the seminar is a $35 registration fee that covers materials and workbooks. There are scholarships available to those who may have trouble finding funding. If previous participants still have their workbooks then registration is only $10.
“Scholarships are still available. We don’t want money to be an issue for people,” Smith explained.
The seminar is broken up into two different sessions. The first sessions are on Saturdays at 5 p.m. They are held through the back entrance of the Shepherd’s Place, which is located at 305 S. Ohio. The second day of sessions takes place on Wednesdays at the Liberty Life Center. The Liberty Life Center is located at 1501 Driftwood Drive. The Wednesday sessions begin at 6:30 p.m.
Pastor Smith mentioned that the seminars conclude with a Cleansing Retreat, which takes place from May 2-4 at the Liberty Life Center. Registration costs for the retreat are $55. This includes registration and a retreat workbook. Dr. Timothy Davis will personally lead the retreat.
If anyone has questions about the seminar and retreat, they may call Pastor Gary Smith or his wife Linda at (660) 281-7404 or (660) 281-0089.
My wife Linda and I have been teaching these seminars over the last 15 years. This isn’t a self help seminar, this will change you,” Smith said. Photos by Randy Kirby, Sedalia Weekly Observer.