about ‘healing on the streets’
Healing on the Streets (HOTS) is a simple yet beautiful way to reach out to the lost and hurting on the streets of your town or city. It enables you to connect with your community every week, powerfully expressing God’s love to those you meet. We simply invite people to sit on the chairs so we can pray for them.
The HOTS model is simple yet profound, gentle yet powerful, full of God’s presence and overflowing with love. We create a thin place on the streets where heaven and earth meet, and where people can encounter Jesus. It is marked by a true sense of peace. The Kingdom comes and stillness falls as the deepening presence of God draws their hearts. Overtime we build relationships, connecting the brokenness of our streets with the love of His heart and creating stepping stones for people to come to Jesus and be healed along the way.
It is a model of grace and mercy into which God has breathed life, and since then, the HOTS model has been adopted by many churches and is spreading around the globe, changing lives and drawing people to a relationship with God. It is amazing what happens when the Church gets out onto the streets, when lives and communities get the chance to experience the Kingdom and encounter the King.
about mark marx (founder)
After a remarkable personal spiritual journey that involved sacrificing a lucrative career as an interior designer to rich and famous London residents, Mark Marx — along with his wife, Linda, and three sons — found himself living in Coleraine, Northern Ireland, a member of Causeway Coast Vineyard. There God led him to go out onto the streets of his town and offer to pray for people to receive healing. The HOTS model of prayer was then birthed and launched in Coleraine on Easter Sunday 2005.
Mark was featured in the Darren Wilson / Wanderlust Productions documentary “Holy Ghost” — along with Bill Johnson, Lenny Kravitz, Heidi Baker, Todd White, and many others — in 2014.
He is also the author of “Stepping into the Impossible: The Story of Healing on the Streets” — Mark’s own personal story of God’s leading in his life and how God’s vision for the HOTS model of prayer has since become a global and impactful ministry.
we invite you to join us in doing what Jesus did
All are called to “do what Jesus did” … and if you’re interested in being a part of this ministry of North Jersey Vineyard, we’d love to talk to you more about it! Click on the Contact link below or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“What I saw … was nothing short of a glimpse of God’s Kingdom in our midst … The man [for whom we prayed] was so moved by God’s healing that he began to weep. As he walked away, I was deeply moved by what I’d just seen – a real demonstration of the Kingdom of God and a young man touched by his Father in heaven. Our God is the God who heals!” – Anton B.
“What a profound privilege it was to pray for a woman greatly affected by an inner ear problem which prevented her from doing the most basic of movements — even simply walking slowly — due to severe imbalance and vertigo. And what a tremendous joy it was to watch her eyes open wide as the Holy Spirit touched her, jumping out of the chair and dancing and twirling on the sidewalk, all pain and dizziness completely gone, praising God for the healing that had taken place! But even more — God touched her heart with His love, and she left that day with tears streaming down her face, not only for the physical healing but for her heart’s healing as well. It brought me to tears.” – Sue S.
“My father is walking! [My uncle] sent me a picture of my father standing! I’m so full of emotion right now. Not only was HOTS awesome but … what God is doing is just AMAZING! Amen! Thank you, Jesus!” – Claudia R., after her father was healed through prayer after suffering a bad fall from a near-terminal stroke.
“Since I became a Christian I have always believed in the power of prayer … when I went to get prayed for I knew God would be there. What I wasn’t expecting was the way it would be done. I knew what this was. A miracle. Nothing short of a miracle.” – Toni D.