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Alive Again is an inner healing/recovery ministry of Jefferson Community Church that lives to: “…bind up the brokenhearted, proclaim freedom to the captives, and release from darkness for the prisoners…” Isaiah 61 & Luke 4


Cost: There is no charge for this ministry. Donations are accepted to help cover the costs and to further this and other ministries at Jefferson Community Church.

Want Inner Healing Ministry? To find out more information or to make an appointment, call Vickie Oldenburg at the Jefferson Community Church office 533-1121 or email:

Meet our Minister of Council and Care, Vickie Oldenburg

Contact Vickie:

Vickie 14My husband Ron and I have been married over 40 years; we have two adult, married children.

In 1998 I found myself backed into a corner. I had secretly been having panic attacks for seven years and they were becoming so severe it was harder and harder to hide them. At that time I entered Christian counseling with Sheldon Swartz of Life Development Associates. I spent much time and energy facing and dealing with many painful things from my past. In time I began to experience freedom and find hope “in the darkness”.

In 2000 I began to casually share my story with others and enter their story with them. I also began leading recovery groups for victims of childhood sexual abuse.

I have been leading groups for over 15 years and have been involved in one-on-one ministry for issues of abuse, grief, depression, addiction and spiritual issues. I have been trained in Elijah House Prayer Ministry by John and Paula Sandford; SALTS (Survivors of Abuse Leadership Training Seminar), Theophostics and The Wounded Heart Training by Dr. Dan Allender and Formational Counseling by Dr. Terry Wardle.

As the Minister of Counsel and Care at Jefferson Community Church I oversee and am involved in recovery ministry, women’s ministry and visitations.

Sheldon Swartz MA/LMFT, of Life Development Associates, Goshen, IN, serves as a consultant to the Alive Again ministry. Some words from Sheldon:

“Vickie is uniquely chosen and gifted by God to touch the hearts of those who want freedom and Life and know there is something getting in the way. Through learning to trust Jesus in her own journey, where fear and bondage were her all-too-constant companions, she is able to enter areas of darkness, confusion, and pain in the lives of others and allow God to minister His light, love and truth through her.”

Words about Inner Healing Ministry from former Sr. Pastor, Ron Spyker

“Jesus said, ‘I have come that they {people} can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.’ (The Message John 10:10, emphasis added.) So often we think that God is here and around us, but most of what he has promised about life really comes in heaven. Unfortunately that is a lie that Satan has perpetuated since the beginning of time. If God would not have wanted us to experience wholeness and fullness of life, Jesus would never have come to earth. We can trust the words that Jesus shared, “You can have real life, more life, and better life than you ever expected.”

Alive Again, is a ministry that has the vision of helping people be alive in Christ! This life is a free gift of God and we want to help people claim their gift! Sometimes, life experiences cause pain and anguish that blocks our reception of the true life God wants us to experience. Alive Again can help you find God’s life for YOU!



“You allowed me to trust you and showed me Jesus in a physical sense. I can’t thank you enough for that and I praise Him for allowing me that gift of you and your ministry.”

“The best part was Pastor Ron’s willingness to completely set all of himself aside to offer his assistance to help us achieve a spiritual healing….”

“Through the use of Theophostics we have gone back into my life and asked Jesus to show me the dark and difficult times. We discovered that even when I was going through them He was there all the time.”

“I picked myself up along with the parts of my life that Jesus said were important and I walked away leaving all the garbage behind.”