Growing a Healing Ministry is based directly on the experience and wisdom of those who have established energy-touch healing ministries in congregational settings. Energy-touch healing is a term that describes a variety of healing methods where the hands are used to transfer energy. Edmison's research uncovered a common process of development for energy-touch healing ministries which she found was organic in nature and in many ways, parallel to the seasonal work of growing a garden. She uses the seasons of the garden as a metaphor throughout the book to demonstrate the stages of a healing ministry. In developing an energy-touch healing ministry, there are certain factors that contribute to growth -- spiritual leadership, healthy ministry relationships built on trust, and support of key members of the congregation. In a clear and concise manner, Edmison provides an important resource for those wishing to explore the energy-touch ministry.