About

Welcome to Enliven Blog

Enliven Blog is authored by Helen Calder of Enliven Ministries.

We are a prophetic ministry based in Melbourne, Australia and a part of the David McCracken Ministries family.

Helen Calder began writing blog posts in July 2009. Today Enliven Blog is helping to empower, inspire and mentor thousands of people globally.

The purpose of Enliven Blog is to help prophetic people grow in their gifts of prophecy, discernment and prayer.


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My Story

Helen CalderIt is over 35 years since I stepped out in front of our church to deliver my first prophetic word.

I was 15 years old.

The theme of that first prophecy was intercession and revival, and the vision I received from God at that time is as vivid to me today as it was back then.

During the next two decades, I received a lot of training and mentoring in prophetic ministry and prayer. My husband Malcolm (aka ‘The Hunk’) and I went on to serve Jesus in missions ministry and renewal, itinerating in New Zealand, Australia and Asia.

I did not know that there were deep cracks in the foundations of my life and ministry until I hit a wall in 1998. My church in New Zealand went through a difficult time and I was caught up in division. I write about the events that led up to this and the lessons I learned in the book, ‘Prophetic People In A Changing Church.’

I underwent a period of repentance and heart-searching, receiving ministry within my church. Taking time to re-examine and sift through the prophetic mentoring I had received, I realised that some of this had led me along a pathway of independence from my local church leadership.

At the close of this period, the Lord spoke to me from His words to Peter about his failure and restoration in Luke 22:32:

“And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.”

I was restored and raised up in ministry in my church in New Zealand, before Malcolm and I moved to Australia to take up a ministry position here.

Helen_Calder_MicEnliven Publishing grew out of the initial publishing of two books, one on prophetic ministry in the church and one on prophetic evangelism.

After more than 6 years on staff at The Winepress Church here in Australia, where I led and trained people in prophetic ministry, I spent a further 6 years on the prophetic ministry team at David McCracken Ministries.

As of January 2017, Enliven Ministries has been launched – a part of the David McCracken Ministries family

Through Enliven Blog, I desire to help prophetic people to become all they can be: to equip, develop and inspire them to be passionate followers of Jesus and healthy, wholehearted supporters of their churches, flourishing in the use of their spiritual gifts.

This blog, the books and resources have emerged from my calling and desire to share with others the lessons and core values, as well as knowledge, in prophetic ministry, prayer and spiritual renewal that I have learned along the way.

Helen Calder

(For Helen Calder’s bio and testimonials, see the Enliven Ministries ‘About Helen Calder’ page.


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  • Unless otherwise noted, Scripture quotations in Enliven Blog are from the HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. NIV. Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House. All rights reserved.
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6 thoughts on “About

  1. jose ramos

    Se me paso decir detalles de las profecias recibidas…mencionare algunas de ellas.El profeta Paul Brand,un siervo del Señor de los U,S,A, me dijo hacer diez años,tu eres un apostol y te encaminas para ser un profeta,de repente las puertas se te abriran y haras todo aquello que el Señor quiere que hagas,nada de ello se dejara de hacer porque estas es la voluntad del Señor para tu vida…dejeme decirle que en ocasiones ore por personas enfermas de diferentes partes de mi pais,y sanaron,y asi sucedio en algunas ocasiones…hace dos años,antes de fallecer el profeta que me daba cobertura,me dijo que esperara…pero ya no tuve la oportunidad de verlo,,,pues fallecio de cancer,esto es lo que en ocasiones me sacaba de onda,el habia orado por personas enfermas y habian sanado,aun de cancer, y el fallece de este mismo mal.no estoy diciendo que no debia de morir,no,sino que por los males que oraba, las personas sanaban y el …fallece de lo mismo. Todo esto me intrigaba. Pasaron algunos años,y como que mi ministerio de sanidad se estanco…hubo un in pace,y todavia sigo alli,no por ello he dejado de buscar al Señor,sigo en lo mismo,oro fervientemente y espero que el Señor tenga de mi misericordia y me reinbindique a su debido tiempo.!saludos!

  2. Faheem Qaiser

    Dear Brother,

    I am Faheem Qaiser from Pakistan . I have studied your web site, and I found it the most wonderful site to get right to the True Word of God. My suggestion for you is to create your material in my language of Urdu,Hindi,Farsi and Punjabi also. It will bring lots of blessings of the Word of God for the Pakistani and Indian Urdu,Hindi,Farsi and Punjabi speaking people. For that purpose I as a translator will bring your material into Urdu,Hindi,Farsi languages and into Punjabi language as well.

    Although it will take your low expenses as well, as fund for the Word of God to reach out to the deserving people. I my self, work on a local radio station also. Many times it becomes difficult for us to keep doing this because of being minorities and because of the lack of the financial resources. I will wait for your response.

    Sincerely,

    Faheem Qaiser ( Pakistan ).

  3. David owuna

    Thanks a lot for your rich training materials.sometimes God gives me names of peoples relations while i am ministering to them.I hear those names audibly.How do i get the messages concerning those names. please help me.

    1. Helen Calder Post author

      Hi David, that is a remarkable gift of knowledge from the Holy Spirit, it may be a sign in itself, and you could simply respond by praying for that relative’s needs, or The Spirit may give you more, which means you going on the journey to discover the other ways He will speak to you.

  4. Renee

    Hello, I am from the United States and I would like to purchase you r book: unlocking the gift of discernment. How much is it for the U.S.? Thank You, Renee`

    1. Helen Calder Post author

      Hi Renee,
      Yes you can purchase it through our eStore and the conversion from Australian dollars should work in your favour at the moment (currency conversion). The USD is stronger than AUD so your actual purchase price should be less than our price listed. Hope that helps! Get back to me if you have any difficulties at all. 🙂

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