“Unbound is a deliverance prayer ministry that focuses on people, not evil spirits. Unbound is a safe, loving and reproducible model that helps people respond to the good news of the gospel and apply the truth to their lives using the five keys.” (Heart of the Father website) Unbound Ministry is based on the idea that the gospel has the power to make a difference in a person’s life. It is a way of prayer, using the five keys, that empowers a person to open their hearts and respond more fully to Jesus’s invitation of abundant life. Unbound is essentially moving a person through a conversion experience. The five keys are:
1. Repenting of sin and expressing faith in Jesus. 2. Forgiving oneself and others. 3. Renouncing the lies, spirits, and tactics of Satan. 4. Taking authority over the works of Satan. 5. Receiving the Father’s blessing.
If you’d like to be prayed with using the Unbound Model of Deliverance ministry, read the first nine chapters of the book “Unbound” by Neal Lozano, or attend a local video series or 2-day Conference. If you’ve read the first nine chapters contact Matthew Simmons (office hours: Monday-Friday from 8am to Noon) at
Unbound Video Series
The Unbound Video series is the Unbound Conference recorded for use by groups and individuals using Unbound Ministry. The series is eight weeks long and covers the first nine chapters of the book “Unbound.” The content of the evening is to watch the weeks video and then have a small group discussion about the content of the video.
2-Day Unbound Conference
This is a shortened version of the 8 week video series. The same content will be presented using videos & live presentations by members of the Unbound team.
2-Day Conference- February 10th & 11th -St. Cecilia's High School-Hastings. Click here to register!
2-Day Conference- March 10th & 11th-St. Mary's School-Lincoln.Click here to register!
Upcoming Unbound Retreat:
Next retreat TBA. Fr. Holoubek will offer an Unbound retreat at Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House in Waverly, Nebraska. This weekend retreat is geared towards men and women who have already read the book or watched the video series. There will be opportunities for praying the five keys with a prayer team. Please register using retreat house link above.
Introduction to Deliverance
Have you ever wondered what exactly deliverance is or how it fits into our Catholic Faith? In May 2016, The Office of Evangelization hosted an Introduction to Deliverance session consisting of four parts about 20 minutes each (see video below.) Additional Intro to Deliverance sessions are below.
Part 1: The Meaning of Deliverance
Part 2: Unbound Ministry
Part 3: Witness to the Power of Deliverance
Part 4: Q & A Panel
Upcoming Intro to Deliverance Presentations
Wednesday, February 1st- St. Mary's Parish-Lincoln, Flynn Hall (Church basement)
NO registration required.
History of Unbound in the Diocese of Lincoln
In the summer of 2014 the Archdiocese of Omaha hosted Neal Lozano and his team for an Unbound conference. Fr. Holoubek and some of the faithful of our diocese attended this conference and experienced a new freedom in Christ through the five keys.
In fall 2014, Fr. Holoubek led a video series at John XXIII with a small group that would become the beginning of a Lincoln Unbound Prayer Team. In February of 2015 and 2016 Fr. Holoubek gave an Unbound retreat at Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House in Waverly, Nebraska. The newly formed Lincoln Unbound prayer team with the help of the Omaha Unbound prayer team prayed for retreatants. Since the 2015 retreat, the Lincoln team has hosted an Unbound Video Series at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lincoln, at the John XXIII Diocesan Center in Lincoln, and at St. Mary in Sutton.
We believe the response of the faithful in Lincoln has truly been Holy Spirit Driven. The book “Unbound” has been selling out at Gloria Deo, people are requesting prayer with little to no advertising, and people are sharing how God has set them free, which is evangelization. Seeing the Holy Spirit move, the Diocese of Lincoln has hired Matthew Simmons as the Unbound Coordinator, to help grow this ministry so that all the faithful may take hold of the freedom Jesus won for us.