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.


This seminar has been pre-approved for 12 Continuing Education Hours from the:

  • State of Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy: 2016.CE.145
  • State of Minnesota Board of Social Work: CEP-933.
  • Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy, for 12 hours


  • Board of Psychology

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.

Calvary Concert of Prayer

Calvary Concert of Prayer

Sunday, Nov. 6, 6 - 7:30 pm in the sanctuary

This prayer event will focus on the election, as well as ministry initiatives, and personal needs/requests

Congregational Meeting

The annual congregational meeting will be held on Oct 30, 12:45 in the sanctuary after pizza Sunday. All are welcome. Members will be voting on Leadership Board Members

Sunday School Kick off September 11

Sept. 11 is the Sunday School kick off. All kids in the preschool will move up to their new rooms and all elementary classes will start. Elementary classes are offered for Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5/6 grade girls and 5/6 grade boys.

Creation Conference, Oct 1st & 2nd

Several Rochester Churches including Calvary are sponsoring a creation conference in Rochester. The event will be 2 nights....

  • The first evening, Saturday evening October 1st at 7:00 pm, will be at Redeemer Lutheran Church at 869 7th Ave SE in Rochester
  • The second evening, Sunday evening October 2nd at 7:00 pm, will be at Grace Lutheran Church at 800 E Silver Dr in Rochester

The speaker will be Dr. Robert Carter from Creation Ministries International

His topics will be.....

  • Biblical Worldview as it Relates to Science
  • Coral Reefs and the Flood
  • The Alternative: Creation’s Competitive Edge
  • Meet your Ancestors: Adam and Eve!

Dr. Carter obtained a BS in Applied Biology from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1992. He then spent four years teaching high school biology, chemistry, physics and electronics before going to the University of Miami to obtain his PhD in Marine Biology. He is currently a senior scientist and speaker for Creation Ministries International in Atlanta, Georgia, where he lives with his wife, Leanne, and children and is currently researching human genetics and other issues related to biblical creation.

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Please come and hear why you can believe Genesis from the very first verse!!!