Shammah Ministries

Ron & Tonia Woolever

We are Ron and Tonia Woolever, serving the body of Christ as Shammah Ministries, a resource for relationship. We love tohelp people relate to God and to one other in satisfying, intimate and healthy ways.

We do this through seminars, counseling and mentoring. For over 30 years we have worked with churches, pastors, leaders, couples and individuals to facilitate better relationships.

We are living witnesses to God’s power to heal broken relationships and wounded souls. This has fueled a passion and calling to teach Christians about Covenant, which is the pattern God established for sharing life in committed righteous relationship. The abundant life Jesus promised only comes fully by understanding God’s covenant heart and ways. We offer this and other topics through:

  • Church or community seminars that are refreshingly practical and thoroughly Biblical.
  • Speaking at men’s, women’s or community conferences or events.
  • Bible Studies.
  • Retreats for men, women, couples and ministry leaders.
  • Books and audio teaching.
  • Counseling and mentoring, especially for pastors and their families or those in Christian ministry.

Find us on Facebook @shammahministries.


What We Teach

We primarily teach the Body of Christ about knowing Father, Son and Holy Spirit according to the promises of God in the New Covenant of Christ. This covenant was originally revealed by God through the Old Testament prophet Jeremiah, then affirmed by the New Testament book of Hebrews..

According to Hebrews 8:10-12, salvation through Jesus Christ brings believers into a covenant relationship that is nothing less than an intimate union with the Lord. In this relationship we can all know and be taught by God, and have our sins forgiven.

Covenant concepts will imprint upon your heart the ways of God for faithful righteous relationship to Himself and others — not just what is right, but what leads to abundant life and love. We present these concepts through seminars and classes such as:Ron teaching covenant at SSMI

We also work with local churches in the ministries of prayer, intercession, prophetic expression and healing. We work alongside other ministries as the Lord gives opportunity, such as mission trips to foreign countries.


Ron preaches at Cowboy ChurchMinistry for Men – Leadership Training

Ron meets with individual men every week for mentoring or accountability. If you are in need of a mentor, or want to be a mentor to others, email Ron for more information on how to get started, whether local or long-distance via internet video conference.

Ron trains ministry leaders in ministerial ethics, administration and developing spiritual gifts.

Ron teaches an excellent seminar on Grace: God’s Ability for Life & Ministry, presented in 4 to 6 sessions.


Tonia at Michigan retreatMinistry for Women

Tonia is available to speak at your conference or retreat. Her seminar, What Kind Of Woman Will I Be? is excellent for women’s events. Tonia has produced and conducted dozens of women’s retreats and can also help you plan an event tailored for your specific group. Email her for more information or to schedule an event.

Tonia’s book The Woman God Designed is a powerful and life-changing study for personal or group use. It guides a woman through the process of building a relationship with the Holy Spirit which transforms and nourishes her heart and marriage. Contact our office to ask Tonia - Book Signingabout quantity discounts for a group. A Group Leader’s Guide is also available in the Shammah Store.

Tonia is the author of other books. See her author website at www.toniawoolever.com.


Local Ministry

Ron and Tonia do counseling and prayer ministry with individuals and couples to bring healing and wholeness, greater intimacy with the Lord, overcome life-robbing habits and attitudes, and relationship tools. There is no charge for counseling, though donations to their ministry are accepted with appreciation.

Contact Shammah Ministries to make an appointment for counseling.


WHAT DOES “SHAMMAH” MEAN?

We are often asked about the name of our ministry. “Shammah” is one of the Jehovah names of God in Hebrew, found in Ezekiel 48:35. It means “The Lord is Present.”

 


About Our Products

If you want to read about the teaching resources we offer, click on the Product Catalog tab. You can view the products in list or click on the individual item to read about it in detail. When you want to place an order, click on the Shammah Store tab.


 

Recent Posts

Resting Between His Shoulders

It’s 6 a.m., and I have settled into a chair near the wide open back door where I can feel the coastal breezes waft in, and hear the first bird songs of the morning. As usual, I have my creamy tea in hand. After greeting the Lord with “Good morning,” I ask, “What do you want us to do today, Lord?” The answer comes, 

“Rest in my love.”

Tears of relief and joy well up. Relief, because I realize I am a little on the weary side this morning. I don’t know how much I need to rest with Him until I hear the words. Joy, because this is the God who saved me and with whom I share life. 

I lean back, and the words of Moses bubble up to the surface of my mind: “The one the Lord loves rests between His shoulders.” This is part of the blessing/destiny Moses spoke over the tribe of Benjamin — the youngest of Israel’s sons, the baby of the family, who forever in my mind and theology represents the child of God. The greater blessing says, “The beloved of the Lord rests secure in Him, for He shields him all day long. And the one the Lord loves rests between His shoulders.” (Deuteronomy 33:12)

I know these words by heart, having claimed them as my own heritage, in faith. And in response to this faith — that the Lord loves it when we lean against Him in childlike faith and presumption of His tender love for us — the Lord has invited me to rest anew in His love. This isn’t the first time I’ve heard this invitation. 

How did I come to faith in this way of being with the Lord? These words, among many others in Scripture, which the Holy Spirit has woven together in my heart over years of seeking to know this God. It is like a garment I wear now, made seamless by Jesus’ invitation, “Come to me, all who are heavy laden, and I will give you rest…” together with His admonition, “Anyone who will not receive the kingdom like a little child will never enter it.” 

The kingdom of God is many marvelous things, and I’m sure I’ve only discovered a fraction of them. But I am quite sure that chief among them is resting between God’s shoulders, enjoying His love, in the un-self-conscious faith of a child who is convinced Daddy loves her.


The topic of being childlike with God, and being established in His love, is a major theme of Tonia’s book, “They Will All Know Me,”
available on Amazon.com and in the Shammah Book Store.

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