Today’s episode with Dr. Karl Lehman is part two of our discussion about his work in developing the Immanuel approach for healing. The Immanuel approach was developed as a unique therapeutic tool to heal trauma by accessing God’s presence in the midst of painful memories. Drawing on a history of Christian inner healing work and recent breakthroughs in neuroscience, the Immanuel approach has been used around the world to facilitate permanent resolution for trauma.

Today, I discuss with Karl some needed cautions and disclaimers as people begin using and facilitating the Immanuel approach. We also talk about what I think is an even more exciting outworking of the Approach: it’s what Karl calls, “The Immanuel Lifestyle”. This Immanuel lifestyle is what allowed me to find sustained healing and growth over the last several years as the experience I had in the Immanuel approach took on a life of its own and created a whole new set of behaviors and beliefs about God’s love and presence in my life.

If today’s episode is encouraging to you, I’d welcome you to visit the Immanuel approach website: www.immanuelapproach.org to find more resources. I’d also welcome you to join us on our Immanuel approach retreat in Elijay, GA March 1-3 next year. You’ll get an overview of the science and theology behind the Immanuel approach. You’ll also have the chance to try a number of interactive exercises designed to facilitate an experience of God’s presence in your memories and your daily life. You can get more info at mailchi.mp/6d428b62877e/immanuel-retreat-save-the-date

 

For more information on resources discussed in today’s episode:

The Immanuel Approach: www.immanuelapproach.com

The Immanuel Retreat: https://mailchi.mp/6d428b62877e/immanuel-retreat-save-the-date

Global Disciple Builder: www.globaldisciplebuilder.com

Global Disciple Builder Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/globaldisciplebuilder/

Today, millions of people are finding emotional restoration through a variety of prayer based therapeutic healing models facilitated by counselors, pastors, and lay-leaders. One such method developed by Christian psychiatrist, Karl Lehman, claims to permanently rewire traumatic memories by building an interactive connection with the living Presence of Jesus inside both positive and painful memories. After 10,000 hours of practice, Karl is finding a nearly 100% success rate in connecting people to an experience of the healing presence of Jesus in ways that facilitate permanent resolution for traumatic memories. Several unique features of the Immanuel Approach have made it simple and safe to use in groups, and translatable across cultures. In addition, Karl has begun developing what he calls “The Immanuel Lifestyle” which cultivates the experience of God’s felt Presence in daily life.

I went through the Immanuel Approach myself in 2016 and saw a dramatic personal transformation almost overnight. This continues to impact me every day as I find the emotional and spiritual resources I had been seeking for years. I’ve facilitated the Immanuel Approach around the world and have found it to be effective in every culture. I share Karl’s passion for everyone to experience the tangible loving presence of Jesus in their daily lives.

I deeply appreciate Karl’s deep understanding of both the theology and neuroscience that makes the Immanuel Approach work. I’ve also grown to appreciate him as follower of Christ on his own tender journey with Immanuel.

 

For more information on resources discussed in today’s episode:

The Immanuel Approach: www.immanuelapproach.com

Global Disciple Builder: www.globaldisciplebuilder.com

Global Disciple Builder Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/globaldisciplebuilder/

Worldwide Discipleship Association: www.disciplebuilding.org

Arahdna (music on today’s episode): www.arahdnamusic.com

Richmond Wandera moved to a 12×12 hut in a Kampala slum after his father was murdered when he was young. His mother sent him out to the streets to fend for himself until a young woman named heather began to sponsor his education through Compassion International.

 

Since then, Richmond has earned a masters degree from Moody Bible Institute and a PhD in philosophy from Lancaster college. He spent 6 months studying the gospels to learn how Jesus multiplied disciples that could disciple nations. He has since returned to Uganda where he founded the Pastor’s Discipleship Network with a passion to see Uganda’s 85,000 pastors deeply grounded in God’s word.

 

In 2016, Richmond spearheaded a campaign to build the Daraja Center which has been used to train over 2,500 pastors so far.

 

Richmond’s enthusiasm and vision for discipling the nation of Uganda is contagious. I found myself thinking after our conversations that God would use him powerfully in the transformation of his own country. His passion to develop research-based solutions to pressing problems and his willingness to think outside the box make him a formidable leader. Yet I also found him to be warm and engaging as he shared his eagerness to draw people into the life of Christ through a deeper understanding of God’s word.

 

For more information on resources discussed in today’s episode:

Global Disciple Builder: http://www.globaldisciplebuilder.com

Global Disciple Builder Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/globaldisciplebuilder/

Worldwide Discipleship Association: http://www.disciplebuilding.org

Pastor’s Discipleship Network: www.pdnafrica.org

Lancaster Bible College: www.lbc.edu

Moody Bible Institute: www.moody.edu

Arahdna Music: www.arahdnamusic.com

Contact Nate: nharkness@disciplebuilding.org

Steve Nicholson moved to Chicago in the 70s to plant a church where he and his friends could worship with guitars and drums. Over the years, the Evanston Vineyard has evolved into a large multi-generational multi-ethnic church that has become a training center within the Vineyard movement regionally and globally.

Steve and his wife Cindy have also become seasoned leaders in the Vineyard, leading the denomination’s national church planting effort for 20 years and traveling to speak at churches and conferences around the world.

Steve’s unique understanding of the Kingdom of God informs his involvement in supernatural ministry as well as his approach to disciple building. Steve has been a personal mentor to me and I was excited to draw out his thoughts on discipleship, leadership, and the kingdom of God.

 

For more information on resources discussed in today’s episode:

Evanston Vineyard Church: www.evanstonvineyard.org

Global Disciple Builder: www.globaldisciplebuilder.com

Global Disciple Builder Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/globaldisciplebuilder/

Worldwide Discipleship Association: www.disciplebuilding.org

Arahdna (music on today’s episode): www.arahdnamusic.com

 

Dr. Harvey Kwiyani is a professor of African Christianity and Theology at Liverpool Hope University in the United Kingdom. Originally from Malawi, Harvey received his PhD in Theology from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN where I frist met him. He is the author of Sent Forth: African Missionary Work in the West. He is also the founder of Missio Africanus, a new initiative designed to train global Christians living in the west to engage thoughtfully in mission and navigate cross-cultural barriers. Harvey has become a thought leader on reverse mission in which global Christians from the two-thirds world are living intentionally and missionaly in Europe and North America in hope of revitalizing Western Christianity.

 

I’m personally excited about the conversation because Harvey has been a personal friend for many years and is one the first African friends to help me understand the world of African theology and spirituality. Over lunch one day he told me about the Bantu philosophy of Ubuntu and I ran home so excited to write a blog post on the connections between the humanizing tradition of Ubuntu and the work of making disciples of Jesus. Harvey and I have spent time together on 3 continents and I have grown to appreciate him as a fresh voice in the global conversation on global theology and mission.

 

For more information on resources discussed in today’s episode:

Dr. Harvey Kwiyani: hope.ac.uk/staff/kwiyanh.html

Sent Forth book: a.co/7SvaGVV 

Missio Africanus: www.missioafricanus.org

Nate’s blog on Ubuntu: www.jesusnomads.com/2012/02/ubuntu-humanization-through.html

Nate’s video for Missio Africanus: www.vimeo.com/117239602

Global Disciple Builder: www.globaldisciplebuilder.com

Global Disciple Builder Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/globaldisciplebuilder/

Worldwide Discipleship Association: www.disciplebuilding.org

Arahdna (music on today’s episode): www.arahdnamusic.com