“I am excited about EMI because they not only focus on helping the church heal wounded people, they equip churches to raise up “safe people” who can love and serve others in healthy, Christ-centered ways.”
Dr. Henry Cloud, internationally known counselor, speaker, and co-author of the Boundaries series
Since 1987, approximately 30 000 participants have attended EMI’s trainings or seminars in Norway through EMI’s partner Teleios Norway. Leaders in a church or business are very thankful for what they learned and experienced after attending a training. Marriages have been saved and renewed. Relationship between fathers and sons have been restored. An atheist had a powerful encounter with Jesus and became a believer. Numerous people say, “When I attended an EMI training, the Lord started to change my life!” An Asian evangelist said, “Now I know how to share the gospel by first listening with warmth, empathy and respect. That is a real door-opener!”
Kjell Aanensen, Certified EMI Trainer, Counselor and Coach in Norway
As a pastor of over a thousand people, it was apparent to me that we needed to partner with others to fulfill our goals with excellence. God sent us Dave Ping, who has been the missing link to help us do what we could not do on our own. EMI’s “Life Seminars” are literally life changing. Being an African American who has been in ministry as a teacher and equipper for more than 28 years, I have seen very few churches in our culture “truly” embrace equipping of the saints as an Ephesians 4 church. I needed a ministry partner that could help me teach and train our people to fulfill their God given purpose, and God has raised EMI up in this hour to help us fulfill that purpose.
Jerry Culbreth, Senior Elder and Apostle
Tryed Stone New Beginnings Church
Dr. Paul Meier
best selling author, radio host, and cofounder of New Life Clinics
In thirty years of teaching pastoral counseling in Chinese seminaries and training programs for leaders of Chinese churches, I have never seen any materials that come close to EMI in presenting practical counseling training based on a beautiful foundation of solid evangelical theology and good psychology. I have been using these courses (Listening for Heaven’s Sake, Speaking the Truth in Love, and Renewing the Mind) in Chinese churches and seminaries in the US and overseas since 2000, and I expect to use them as long as I keep teaching. Students where I have taught say they have learned not only concrete counseling skills, but also the keys to loving interpersonal relationships in the family of God.
Wendell Friest, Ph.D.
Faculty of Psychology and Theology (retired), China Evangelical Seminary, Taipei
Adjunct Faculty in Psychology and Theology, Logos Evangelical Seminary, Los Angeles
Through EMI’s training, my ability to evangelize has increased and my counselling ability has doubled. Our leadership has recognised the importance of these courses. My wife and I are now training others in our church to grow the work.
John Okelo Achar, EMI trainer in Kenya
We are amazed at the positive response to EMI’s courses in India. There has not been one instance where participants in EMI’s training failed to respond warmly. India has a culture renowned for painful relationship patterns. Christians in India face the challenge of bringing peace among the 3500 odd people groups who have been in conflict at various levels. The simplicity and directness of the content of EMI’s material exposes the need for healing the fallen nature of man. That is the reason the church in India deeply desires to enjoy the benefits of healthy relationship as well as the ministry skills that God has in store through EMI courses.
Prem & Lilian (S.D. Premkumar), EMI trainer in India
“The central place for healing the soul is meant to be the local community of God’s people, in ongoing relationships. EMI is pursuing the vision that the modern church needs — building the kind of community that only the gospel makes possible. And they are doing it well.”
Dr. Larry Crabb, best-selling author, educator, and founder of New Way Ministries
We have appreciated both the quality of the EMI written materials and the EMI staff, who have been available to help us process the materials and apply them in the unique context of our church environment.
Don Porter, Corinth Reformed Church
EMI courses have completely changed my life spiritually. I am able to communicate the love and faithfulness of God to others even when I am in sorrow and I can confidently face thorny, conflicting situations with out blinking my eyes. By my example in the community, I have been able to bring many to Jesus Christ. Many have broken the chains of the devil and have been set free in the name of Jesus Christ because of the EMI skills. My teaching ability has increased and I travel quite a lot holding seminars and workshops to remove Kenyans from habits and feelings which separated them from the joy of the Lord. EMI courses are helping many Kenyans discover their gifts and talents, and I am able to equip them for the noble ministry of God.
Walter Liatema, EMI trainer in Kenya