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India Freedom Tour 2014

BOSTON, MA, January 20, 2014:  Agape Partners International (API), conducting its seventh “India Freedom Tour” from February 6 March 2. The main purposes of this short term trip are to conduct leadership, family and health seminars in various cities in India including Mumbai, Gujarat, Ludhiana, Dehradun, New Delhi, Ranchi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Vellore, Kottarakaraand ThiruvallaClick here for details of Counseling Conference in Thiruvalla.

Mar 1- Thiruvalla- Dr. Joseph Mar Thomas Camp/Research Centre, Counseling as Mission (Registration).
Feb 27-Kottarakara, YMCA, Mar Thoma Jubilee Mandiram, Leadership Seminar.
Feb 26-Vellore, CMC Counseling Center.
Feb 25- Chennai, Loyola College.
Feb 25 - Chennai, Schizophrenia Research Foundation (SCARF), Caring for Psychiatric Patients.
Feb 24- Hyderabad, Leadership Seminar.
Feb 21-23-Ranchi, Marriage Seminar.
Feb 19-20-New Delhi, Family Seminar, HWC, Shiv Moorthy, Old Railway Road, Gurgaon.
Feb 16-17-Gujarat, Agape Bhavan, Medical Camp, Seminars.
Feb 14-15-Gujarat, Fellowship Ashram, Leadership Seminar.
Feb 12-13-Dehradun, NTC, Family Seminar, Counseling as a Mission.
Feb 11-Mumbai, Nirmala Niketan, 38, New Marine Lines, Churchgate (East).
Feb 10--Mumbai, YMCA, Navi Mumbai, CBD Belapur, Counselors Training.
Feb 9-Mumbai, SEAL Ashram, Vangani Village, Nere, New Panvel.
Feb 8-Mumbai, Fusion Excel, CST Railway Station, Youth Seminar.
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Family Seminar, Chicago

Chicago, IL. A weekend seminar will be held on January 4-5 at the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, IL, and  Kananaya Catholic Church, Chicago  . This seminar offers insight and practical solutions dealing with youth issues from a Christian perspective. Dr. Thomas Idiculla will be the guest speaker.

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Family Seminars and Conferences

Jan 5 Family Seminar, Kananaya Catholic Parish, Chicago, IL
Jan 4 Christian Seminar, Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Chicago, IL
Dec 14, IPC Sunday School Seminar, Elmont, NY
Nov 23, Parenting Seminar, Nashua, NH
Nov 16, ICPF Marriage Seminar, Baltimore, MD
Oct 5, Family Seminar, Hamilton, Canada

Sep 21, Prepare-Enrich Seminar, New York

Sep 13-15, Church Retreat, Dallas, TX

Sep 11-13, AACC, Nashville, TN

Sep 8, Seminar, St. Mary's Church, Chicago

Sep 7, Prepare-Enrich Workshop, Chicago

Aug 25, Prepare&Enrich Workshop
Aug 23-24, Edmonton, Canada
Aug 8-11, EPC, Chicago, IL
July 28, Standing in the Gap, IIPGNE
Jul 18-21: AGIFNA, Hatford, CT
July 13, Integrity in Leadership, Waltham, MA
Jul 4-7, PCNAK, Hatford, CT
May 31-Jun 2,  ZPC, Danbury, CT
May 27, Marriage Mentor Group, Dallas
May 26, Prepare-Enrich, Dallas, TX
May 4, Marriage-Enrichment, Atlanta, GA
May 4, Christian Seminar, Atlanta, GA
Apr 20, CCF, Chicago, IL
Apr 4-6, CAPS, Portland, OR
Mar 22-23, Philadelphia, PA
Mar 8-10, Phoenix, AZ
Feb 24, Albany, NY
Jan 22-April 23 - API Counseling Training
Jan 24 -
Moral Challenges, Waltham, MA
Jan 12, ZPC, Danbury, CT
Jan 11-13 - Dallas, TX


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Occult Growing Among Teens

Recent surveys (Steve Wohlberg, White Horse Media) shows that a disturbing trend forming among teens who have become obsessed with the occult-focused Twilight movies; they are turning to real occult groups and even participating in bloodletting practices. The Twilight films have been growing in popularity since the one released in 2008. Wohlberg said, “The reality is that teens who are involved in mesmerizing entertainment that are saturated with occultism and making occultism look positive, there is just a lot of people who are getting lured into the real things, and that is a very dangerous trip. When kids experiment with these things, they open up a doorway to the demonic.” (Christian Post 11/13/12)
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Prepare-Enrich Seminar, Chicago

A certification workshop is designed to help Pastors/Counselors learn how to administer PREPARE/ENRICH, interpret couple’s reports, and provide feedback to premarital and marital couples will be held on Sep 7, 2013 at the Sharon Fellowship Church, 5404 67th St Kenosha, WI 53142.
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Prepare and Enrich Seminar in Edmonton

A certification workshop is designed to help Pastors/Counselors learn how to administer PREPARE/ENRICH, interpret couple’s reports, and provide feedback to premarital and marital couples will be held on Aug 25, 2013 at the Mclaurin Baptist Church, 11107-51 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta.

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Inter-Generational Relationships in Immigrant Churches

Intercultural Ministries of EGC has invited three experts to discuss the topic on inter-generational relationships in ethnic churches: Rev. Tom Lee, English Pastor, Boston Chinese Evangelical Church, Newton Campus; Thomas Idiculla, PhD, President, Agape Partners International; and Samuel Louis, Associate Pastor, Anointed Baptist Church. Rev. Dr. Gregg Detwiler guided the conversation through five sets of questions.

Question 1: Introduction and Framing the Issue: Why is it important to you to address this issue of inter-generational relationships in the church? What is it about this topic that has personally motivated you? Watch the video

Question 2: Challenges and Tensions Leading to the "Silent Exodus" Can you elaborate on the challenges and tensions that lead to such a "Silent Exodus"? How has your congregation addressed these challenges? Watch the video.

Questions 3: Honoring the First Generation: What are some appropriate ways for the second generation to honor the first generation? In what ways does the older generation need to set the younger generation free to lead in their own way from their own experiences? Watch the video.
Question 4: A Journey of Inter-generational Reconciliation: If a church wants to intentionally address the inter-generational challenges, what advice would you give? What are possible starting points to launch a journey of inter-generational reconciliation? Watch the video.
Question 5: The Future of Inter-generational Relationships in the Church: What do you hope to see for the future regarding inter-generational relationships in the Church? Watch the video.

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Youth and Family Seminar

Dallas, TX: Family Seminar, a one day youth and family will be held on May 25  at the Zion Gospel Assembly, 1620 E Arapaho Rd, Richardson, TX 75081. Dr. Thomas Idiculla will be the guest speaker. Relevant for  parents, couples, youths and  any committed Christian.

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Prepare-Enrich Certification Workshop

A certification workshop is designed to help Pastors/Counselors learn how to administer PREPARE/ENRICH, interpret couple’s reports, and provide feedback to premarital and marital couples. Learn to help couples identify their strengths and growth areas in categories such as communication, conflict resolution, spiritual conflicts and financial management. Teach relationship skills, and work more effectively with couples. With PREPARE/ENRICH, you don’t just receive a packet of materials to figure out on your own. You’ll get thorough training on the program, providing you with the skills you need to use the PREPARE/ENRICH materials most effectively. You’ll learn how to: Administer the online assessment, Interpret couples’ reports, Provide useful feedback to couples, Guide couples’ exercises, Teach relationship skills, Work more effectively with couples. The PREPARE/ENRICH Resource Kit includes: Resource Guide, Sample Reports, Couple’s Workbook, Two Training DVDs, Facilitator’s Manual on CD, and a complimentary scoring credit – ($35 value). Click here for online registeration. » Read More

Christian Seminar, Atlanta (GA).

Atlanta, GA. A Christian seminar will be held on May 4, Saturday 7pm at the Atlanta Church of God, C-Audiorium, LCGO. This seminar presents Challenges Facing Our Generation and offers insight and practical solutions from a Christian Perspective. Relevant for couples, parents, and Teens, Youths and any committed Christian. Dr. Thomas Idiculla will be the guest speaker.

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Marriage Enrichment Seminar

Atlanta, GA. A one day marriage enrichment seminar will be held on May 4 at the  New Bethel Interntional Church, 665, Hope Hallow Rd, Loganville, GA 30078. This seminar presents Challenges Facing Couples and offers insight and practical solutions from a Christian Perspective, and identify strength and growth areas, explore personality traits, stress, improve communication skills to resolve marital conflicts. This seminar will also empower participants to cultivate a right perspective towards God’s design for marriage. Optional marriage assessment using the PREPARE/ENRICH model is available. Dr. Thomas Idiculla, and Dr. Shibu Cherian will be the resource persons. 

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Philadelphia, PA: Inspiration-2013, a two day family and youth seminar will be held from March 22 to 23 5 at the PFGA Auditorium, 9707 Bustleton Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19115. This seminar is focused for young adults and parents and offers insight and practical solutions dealing with marriage from a Christian perspective.  Dr. Thomas Idiculla and Rev. Leslie Verghese will be the resource persons. Relevant for  parents, couples, Sunday school Teachers, youths and  any committed Christian.Click here for additional info. These meetings are organized in partnership with Agape Partners, Make a Difference (MAD), and EDGE, and are coordinated by Prince Mathew (267-266-6611), and Geejo Mathew (215-380-3013). Click here for additional info. » Read More

Phoenix Seminar

Phoenix, AZ: Family Seminar-2013, a two day family will be held on March 9  at the Liberty arts Academy, 3015 South Power Road, Mesa AZ. The theme for the seminar  "Bridging the Gap and Building the Future." Rev. Leslie Verghese will be the guest speaker. Relevant for  parents, couples, youths and  any committed Christian. This seminar is organized by International Assembly of God. Contact info Pr. Roy Cherian 480-390-1217. Click here for additional info.

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2013 CAPS International Conference

The 2013 CAPS International Conference will be held in Portland, Oregon at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront hotel from April 4 - 6, 2013. Dr. Thomas Idiculla, and Rev. Leslie Verghese are invited to speak at this conference on the topic of Developments in Cross-Cultural Christian Counseling Research, Training, and Practice. This conference is packed full of workshops, seminars, posters, papers and wonderful fellowship. Earn up to 21 Continuing Education hours by attending pre/post-conference sessions and main program presentations. You may register for the conference by phone or mail at any time. To register online, click HERE.

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Strangers in a Foreign Land: Revised Edition

In 1998, Agape Partners International showcased its first publication venture-Strangers in a Foreign Land. This was essentially the first of its kind book in systematically identifying the struggles of survival and related issues of the Indian Christian Community in the United States edited by Dr. Thomas Idiculla. Fifteen years have passed and Agape Partners International is proud to present the revised edition of this publication due to popular demand. The book is now be available for purchase. Click Here to place your order!

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Certificate in Christian Counseling

The Certificate in Christian Counseling at the Agape Partners Training Institute is an online training program designed to provide counseling opportunities for South Asian community leaders, Pastors, or any committed Christian with a desire to help others. Participants will have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and understanding of counseling knowledge and skills and apply their knowledge to practical situations. Currently, there are more than 20 participants pursuing the program and over 50 students have completed the course requirements for receiving a Certificate in Basic and Intermediate Christian Counseling since January 2012. The deadline for applications is March 30, 2013.  Course Overview | Online Application Form | » Read More

Sunday School Network International

SSNI is pleased to present the new Sunday School text book for the high teens focused on Christian Apologetics, Holy Spirit, Pentecostal Movement, and Marriage and Family. So far SSNI has published four text books for young teens, teens and young adults, and a teachers' guide for young teens. SSNI text books are currently used in the US and around the world.

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