Immanuel Training Program
Jessica Handy and Margaret Webb, Immanuel Prayer Trainers
IMMANUEL PRAYER is connecting personally and interactively with the Lord and removing barriers and hindrances to an intimate, interactive lifestyle of connection with Him. The goal is to build and deepen a securely attached relationship with the Lord, one that increases capacity to stay connected to Him, even in difficult life situations or painful memories.
Immanuel Lifestyle Training
Immanuel Lifestyle Training is an eight-week introductory training program that includes classroom teaching, dyad/triad exercises, and small group Immanuel experiences. This course is intended for those who want to increase their ability to recognize and experience God’s presence, grow in intimacy with Him, deepen and mature their relationships with others, and continue their own healing. The Lifestyle Class provides students with an intellectual and experiential understanding of joy and appreciation, secure attachment, and connection with the Lord. Cost: $150 for live classes.
Curriculum topics include:
- Relational Circuits
- Securely Attached Relationship
- Connecting with God
- Trauma and Capacity
- The “Big Six” Negative Emotions
- Returning to Joy
Lifestyle students interested in serving others as Immanuel Prayer Ministers may then continue on to take Prayer Minister Training, which is designed specifically to teach, demonstrate and give mentored practice in guiding someone else into an Immanuel experience.
2017 Fall Immanuel Lifestyle – Pasadena, CA
Details coming soon!
Interested? Email email@example.com.
2017-2018 Immanuel Lifestyle – Other Locations
If you would like to host an Immanuel Lifestyle class at your church or organization, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Immanuel Prayer Minister Training
Immanuel Prayer Minister Training is geared to those who want to learn to offer Immanuel Prayer to others in a setting like a church prayer ministry, a mental health professional practice, a Thriving Recovery Group leadership, or in conjunction with another healing ministry such as spiritual direction or small groups. The training will build on the skills learned in the Lifestyle Training and will include how to guide the process for a recipient and how to handle blocks to experiencing the presence of Jesus. The structure of the class will incorporate classroom teaching, live demonstrations, dyad/triad exercises, and mentored small group practice. Cost: $200.
The Immanuel Lifestyle Class is a prerequisite to Prayer Minister Training.
Curriculum topics include:
- Capacity, Joy, and Securely Attached Relationship
- Guiding the Connection Process
- Deepening the Connection Process
- “Reading” the Body
- The 5 Brain Levels
- Handling Blocks to Connecting with Jesus
2017-2018 Immanuel Prayer Minister Training – Wheaton, IL
Saturdays, 9:00-11:45 am
September 23 – November 18 (no class Oct 7)
Location: Church of the Resurrection, Wheaton, IL (map)
Trainers: Catherine Penney and Wai-Chin Matsuoka
Cost: $200 individual/$300 married couple
2017-2018 Immanuel Prayer Minister Training – Other Locations
If you would like to host an Immanuel Prayer Minister Training at your church or organization, contact email@example.com.
Advanced Prayer Minister Training
Advanced Immanuel Prayer Minister Training is for students who’ve taken Prayer Minister Training and want to continue developing their facilitator skills with feedback from one of our most experienced mentors. This four-week, four-person small group allows each participant to facilitate, receive and observe ministry. Because mentor feedback is targeted to students’ experience, skill levels, and session content, each practicum is unique. All sessions count toward the recommended preparation hours for facilitators, and students may sign up for more than one advanced training. Join an advanced training in formation or find your own group of four (or three, five, or six) PM Training graduates and set up an advanced training together. Class dates and times determined by student and mentor availability. Cost: $80. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a class or ask about availability.
2016-2017 Advanced Training – Carol Stream, IL
2016-2017 Advanced Training – Westmont, IL
Class possible pending interest. Contact Wai-Chin Matsuoka (email@example.com) to indicate interest.
2016-2017 Advanced Training – Other Locations
If your group would like to host an Alive & Well trainer for advanced training, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017 Live Demos – Carol Stream, IL
Come to one, two, or all three live demonstrations of Immanuel Prayer! After a live session of Immanuel Prayer Ministry, an experienced trainer will lead a discussion about the session. These demonstrations and discussions serve a dual purpose – to introduce new people to Immanuel Prayer in a firsthand, experiential way, and to continue equipping those trained in Immanuel Prayer with additional skills for facilitating and receiving ministry. The demonstration and discussion usually last about 1.5-2 hours. No advance registration required.
Location: All live demos will be held at the Alive and Well’s office in Carol Stream, IL
Dates: 9:00 a.m. on Saturdays, June 24, July 22, and August 26
Cost: $10/person at the door
Want to know what to expect? View a videotaped live demo
2017 Parenting Workshop
No live workshops have been scheduled. Our Parenting Workshop is available in interactive video format (preview below). Purchase and download it at alivewell.org/shop.
2017 Leader Training Workshop
No live workshops have been scheduled. Our Leader Training Workshop is available in interactive video format. Purchase and download it at alivewell.org/shop.
Other Training Events
The following Life Model Works programs draw from the same sources and research as Alive and Well’s Immanuel Prayer Training Program.
THRIVE Brain Skills Training is a program designed to train our brains in the 19 Joyful Relational Skills that are necessary for developing maturity in our relationships with God, with others and ourselves. This is a 3 year track of week-long trainings along with a workbook of ongoing practice throughout the year.
Connexus (formerly known as Thriving: Recover Your Life) is an innovative and comprehensive life training program comprised of 3 modules that will help you: learn skills to engage God in order to grow spiritually; recover from painful addictions, trauma and attachment pain; learn to create community and healthy relationships around you; discover how to experience the presence of God in a way that heals; experience how God can heal the barriers that we put up in our relationships.
Connexus/Thriving: Recover Your Life incorporates the latest advances in neuroscience with the Life Model concepts and the 19 relational brain skills needed to thrive. This program is revolutionizing churches, recovery programs and other ministries all over the world.