Christian Spirituality and Trauma Resolution Conference

Christian Spirituality Trauma Resolution Conference

A Seminar for Professionals & Lay People

September 30 – October 1, 2016

Calvary Evangelical Free Church

5500 25th Avenue NW
Rochester, MN

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Presenter: Andrew Ross MA, LPC

Andy Ross

MA Loyola University Chicago
LPC# 178.009613

Andy Ross is a Licensed Professional Counselor in practice in the Chicago area with extensive experience teaching the Immanuel Approach in the US and internationally. He has worked closely with Dr. Karl Lehman, one of the primary developers of the Immanuel Approach and has lead multiple seminars integrating mental health and Christian spirituality attended by professionals and lay people. Andy uses client centered ways to include spirituality in his professional counseling and incorporates Immanuel Approach in his personal journey as well.


Registration Information

Friday*, September 30th

Registration: 8:30am – 9:00am
Conference: 9:00am – 4:30pm

Saturday, October 1st

Conference: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Lunch on your own 1 hr. 15 min. (restaurant list provided at seminar)

*Walk-ins welcome for full attendance; cash or check only

“Early Bird” Before September 6th:
Professionals for CEUs $215.00
Lay People $115.00

After September 6th:
Professionals for CEUs $230.00
Lay People $130.00

Questions regarding seminar, please contact Julie Zuehlke 612-978-5730 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



  • Board of Behavior Health
  • Board of Marriage & Family
  • Board of Psychology
  • Board of Social Work

6 CEUs Friday; 6 CEUs Saturday
Both days required for 12 total CEUs

Seminar Content

This seminar provides a basic introduction to the Immanuel Approach through a combination of teaching, demonstration and practice. The Immanuel Approach draws on Christian spirituality, brain science, and trauma research.

Immanuel Approach methods are grounded in scripture, spiritual disciplines and cutting-edge neuroscience. It is a healing methodology that embraces the Christian worldview of God, prayer, and His presence in our lives in real time and space. This approach involves learning how to coordinate the relational circuits in the neurobiology of our brains with God’s real spiritual presence in our lives.
Participants will learn how:

  • to use a client’s positive memories and deliberate appreciation to access a mindful emotional state.
  • to recognize the impact of unprocessed traumatic memories both in themselves and in their clients.
  • to understand more about the phenomenon of triggering and the role of implicit memory.
  • how to apply the steps of the Immanuel Approach for use personally, one-on-one or in small groups.
  • how a client’s spirituality and subjective experience of God can be a valuable element in the healing process.

Ethical considerations, informed consent, and the importance of respecting the particular needs and beliefs of each client will be addressed.

Seminar Objectives

  1. Explain the pain-processing pathway as a model for understanding why some experiences get stored as traumatic memories and others do not, and how unprocessed painful events continue to affect us in significant ways.
  2. Explain how trauma is more common and more easily caused than many would expect, but that it can be resolved with appropriate interventions.
  3. Verbalize the healing method of Christian spirituality using the Immanuel Approach as differentiated from other effective healing tools for trauma.
  4. Apply the steps of the Immanuel Approach for use personally, one-on-one, or in small groups.
  5. Transfer the principles of the Immanuel Approach into lay, professional, or private settings in which the participant is involved.
  6. Articulate the biblical basis for the Immanuel Approach.
  7. Utilize the principles of the Immanuel Approach in the participant’s own regular personal time to achieve trauma resolutions and grow in spiritual/emotional maturity.
  8. Learn to help oneself and others return to a mindful place of peace after being triggered into distress.
  9. Address ethical considerations, informed consent, and the importance of respecting the particular needs and beliefs of each client when making decisions about how to incorporate the Immanuel Approach in therapeutic settings.


Calvary Evangelical Free Church
Compassion Counseling Ministry
Destiny Church
Margaret Moore (MA, LMFT)
Jeanne Allen (PhD, LP, RN, CNS) Rochester
Association of Christian Counselors
Terry (PhD, LP) & Julie Zuehlke (MS, RN, CNS)
Pathways Psychological Services

Feasts of the Bible Wednesday Daytime Study

Feasts of the Bible

DVD - discussion Bible study, Sept. 7 - Oct. 12

Mixed Group - Wednesdays at 11am - Noon

Men - Wednesdays at 6 - 7am

Learn how the feasts explain the history and symbolism in the Old Testament and show how Jesus is the fulfillment of all the feasts and holidays.  Class meets in Room 225.

Why Study the Feasts of the Bible?

God's redemptive plan is unveiled through the feasts of Israel. The feasts are still relevant for our lives today because they-

  • Show how Messiah Jesus is the fulfillment of the feasts and holidays.
  • Illustrate the Jewish roots of Christianity.
  • Explain history and symbolism in the Old Testament.
  • Open our eyes to the Lord's provision, love, and care for us.
  • Inspire us to worship God.
  • Point to our glorious future with Messiah.

signupLeader: Pastor Larry

Dates: Wednesdays, through mid-May; 6-7 am for men; 11-noon for men and women

Location: Room 225

Contact: No sign up necessary. Join us anytime.

Prayer Breakfast

September 14, 2016, 7:30-9:00 a.m., Mayor’s prayer breakfast at Canadian Honker at Apache.

Come if you can; RSVP to Pastor Larry.

Cover-to-Cover Old Testament Survey

Cover to Cover Bible Survey

cover to cover bible surveyAt Calvary E. Free Church Tuesday nights starting September 6 through December 20 from 6:45 to 8:45pm, Room 225
(New Testament semester starts January 3)

Teacher: Chris Klein

For more information and to register:

Trace the scarlet thread of redemption from Genesis to Revelation in this nine-month survey of the Bible. Cover-to-Cover Bible Survey is a 2-semester discipleship ministry reading through the entire Bible in 32 weeks; 16 weeks for the Old Testament and 16 weeks in the New Testament taught by Chris Klein. Chris is an elder, Bible teacher and Men's Bible study facilitator at Trinity Evangelical Church in Plainview, MN. This class is accredited at the University of Northwestern and may be taken for college credit.

Love Your Neighbor

Sunday, Sept. 11, Calvary Evangelical Free Church, 5500 25th Ave. NW, Rochester

Samy Tanagho, author, speaker and founder/director of Glad News for Muslims,

  • 9 and 10:30 am services: Honoring the 15th Anniversary of 9/11
  • 5:30 pm – Join us for a simple meal, Samy speaking on

“Overcoming Fear and Finding Hope in Our Current World Events,” followed by Q&A, and finishing with prayer for our local and global communities. All are welcome.

As we read the headlines daily from around the world, we can get discouraged. Samy brings a message of hope and how to discern the times we are living in today based on biblical events.

For more information, view the flyer: pdfSamy_flyer_2016_v.4.pdf