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

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

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  • 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

Cover to Cover Bible Survey - beginning Sept. 6

Village School of the Bible, a non-denominational Bible survey course, will be held at Calvary on Tuesdays, beginning September 6, 6:45-8:45, Rm 225.

Trace the scarlet thread of redemption from Genesis to Revelation in this nine-month survey of the Bible (16 weeks in the Old Testament and 16 weeks in the New Testament). 

*Registration coming soon

Promotion Sunday is June 19th

June 19, Promotion Sunday for elementary, middle school and high school.

(New 6th graders will be moving up to middle school, new 9th graders will move up to high school)

Preschool/nursery kids will stay in same rooms until fall. Elementary classes will be combined for the summer starting June 19, please watch for further details.

Calvary Family Camp July 23-24

Calvary Family Camp

Calvary Family Camp Weekend July 23-24, at Camp Victory

Please mark your calendars for Family Camp this summer! Calvary families (and by family, we mean anyone who wants to attend whether you are married, single, single again) will enjoy a weekend at Camp Victory on July 23 & 24 (Saturday and Sunday). One night, two night, and Saturday only options will be available, making it affordable for just about any family. 

Register Online Nowregister now

Camp Victory is located only 20 minutes north of Rochester in Zumbro Falls, 58212 403rd Avenue, Zumbro Falls, MN 55991

Registration deadline for lodging, meals and rope course is Sunday, July 17.

All prices are per person.  Children 4 - 12 years of age on July 23 are half price, and children 0 - 3 years of age can come for free.

For more information go to

Select what works best for you and your family:

Come for the Weekend

  • Stay in Oak Lodge or Cabin or at an RV/tent campsite.
  • Saturday Night Only Option available for the Oak Lodge rooms and A-Frame cabins.
  • Go to for more information about the Oak Lodge.
  • All Camp Victory activities are included!
  • Meals provided at the Camp Victory's dinning hall are available for an additional charge.
  • "Friday Night head start option" - Cabin check-in 7 pm Friday, July 22nd, and Check-out 11 pm Sunday, July 24.

Come on Saturday only

  • Spend the whole day at Camp Victory.
  • Day Use Pass is $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 - 4 years of age.
  • All Camp Victory activities are included!
  • Meals provided at Camp Victory's dining hall are available for an additional charge or bring your own.


Friday Night Head Start Option

  • Camp Open - 6 pm
  • Check-in to cabins -7 pm
  • Campfire - 8 pm


  • Breakfast - 8:00 am
  • Free Time - non-staff supervised activities
  • Lunch - Noon
  • Activities - staff supervised activities - 1 - 5 pm
  • Dinner - 6 pm
  • Campfire - 8 pm


  • Breakfast - 8:00 am
  • Free Time - non-staff supervised activities
  • Check-out - 11 am

Camp Victory activities include:

All activities require adult supervision

  • Archery Range* - 6-year-olds and up. 10-15 people per 40-minute period
  • BB Gun Range* - 6-year-olds and up. 10-15 people per 40-minute period
  • River Canoeing* - Parent supervision required for children 12 and under.  12 canoes are available.
  • Mountian Boarding* 
  • Carpet Ball
  • Fishing, must bring own equipment
  • High Ropes Course* - Group of 25 people take about 3 hours to complete.
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoes
  • Low Ropes Course* - Includes climbing wall and zipline. Group of 25 people takes about 3 hours to complete.
  • Miniature Golf
  • River Tubing* - Float to the bridge and get a ride back. May take 35 to 60 minutes, depending on how fast the water is flowing.
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Sports Field
  • Wagon Rides* - Parent supervision required for children 12 and under. Groups of about 20 people can ride at one time.
  • Disc golf
  • Basketball
  • Ping pong
  • Foosball
  • Gaga ball
  • 9 square in the air

* Activities that require Camp Victory staff supervision.  We may have a sign-up.  Space and time may be limited.


Who is invited to Family Camp?

Anyone who calls Calvary home or knows someone who calls Calvary home...really, we just want to spend time together!

What will we do at camp? And why go?

This is really an opportunity to connect with other people in our church family, to have fun, enjoy nature and your own family. It is taking a time out to refocus on family and God. Outside of a Saturday evening worship mini-service around the fire, it will be open free time for you to enjoy.

What are the time and Date Details?

July 23-24 (Saturday and Sunday). We will officially begin at 9:00am on Saturday morning and our last scheduled event will be Sunday morning breakfast at 8:00am. (Families who care to attend services at Calvary should have no challenge doing so!) “Check out” is 11:00am on Sunday.

*You can get a head start at camp on Friday night as well! However, camp is not available at all until after 6:00pm, and you won’t be able to “check in” to your cabins until 7:00pm. But if that suits you and your family, please come Friday. We’ll be there! (We = the Martins.)

Do I have to have a “family” to come?

Definitely not! You are part of our Calvary Family, and that is good enough. (Or even if you are just invited by someone who is in our Calvary family!) There’s really something for all ages and interests at camp.

Is there a bunch of scheduled events?

Nope, just some good old fashioned opportunities to spend time together. There may be a worship opportunity on Saturday night (still working on details on this end), but it would obviously be optional.

Will I meet new people? Or get to know someone better?

Gee, I hope so.

What if I want to go, but cost is a challenge?

Two opportunities are available: #1, Calvary is more than happy to help a family with a financial need. Simply let us know what you can contribute, and we’ll work on finding the rest. (Contact Brian Martin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..) Second, you can opt in to whichever housing options or food options you want or don’t want based on cost (see next page for details). That means you can bring your own food to save some money, sleep in a tent to save some money, or even stay at home (in your own bed!) and just join us for the day on Saturday where the majority of the fun stuff will occur.

Will baptisms occur during camp this year like last year? The picnic?

No, we will not be having the picnic and baptisms at camp this year. (The plan is to head back to Foster Arend Park for baptisms this summer, like in years past). But we’ll have our own fun!

Who do I contact with Questions, comments, or wise Cracks?

Please contact Brian Martin for more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Family Ministry at Calvary

Church Picnic and Baptism

Church Picnic and Baptism

Calvary Annual Picnic/Baptism is at Foster Arend Park, Sunday, July 31 beginning at 5pm

Calvary's Annual Picnic/Baptism is a great opportunity to have some fun and fellowship with the church family. It is a great chance to get to know one another and encourage those being baptized that day as they display their commitment to follow in His footsteps.

Dinner is at 5:00pm.  Calvary will provide meat, buns, beverages, and paper products. Last names beginning with A-L, please bring side dishes; last names beginning with M-Z, bring desserts. Don’t forget to bring lawn chairs/ blankets and outdoor games. The Baptism will begin at 6:00 pm.  See you there!

Contact Pastor Larry for more information concerning baptism, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Cover-to-Cover Old Testament Survey

Cover to Cover Bible Survey

village schools of the bible logoAt Calvary E. Free Church Tuesday nights starting September 6 through December 20 from 6:45 to 8:45pm.
(New Testament semester starts January 3)

Teacher: Chris Klein

For more information and to register:

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.