• Pastor Dan Anderson

Battle Training

Ministry on Skid Row is a Spiritual Battle. Those who serve God are front line soldiers. At the Union Rescue Mission we have a top tier team of Chaplains working with the men in the Christian Life Discipleship Program. They are highly qualified and well educated. They are dedicated to the Lord, to the community of believers, and they love the men whom God has entrusted to their care.

This month Deed and Truth is investing in their on-going training to better equip them in their Kingdom Ministry as they serve to tear down Satan’s strongholds. 

Deed and Truth is providing a very special opportunity to send four of our chaplains to attend the "Genesis Process" Training January 21-25 in Nevada. The Genesis Process combines Biblical, Psychological and Social sciences to better understand and serve the specific needs that are associated with individuals who have experienced significant trauma and the subsequent addictions that tend to accompany it.

Genesis counselor training seminars consist of five days (40 hours) of intensive, interactive, classroom style teaching, punctuated with individual and group exercises.

The seminar content targets strategies and techniques that have proven effectiveness. It is geared specifically for those who treat people that have a history of reoccurring self- destructive behavior. During the training each participant will go through the process themselves and will be given a comprehensive counselors manual to assist them after the training.

With Genesis Process training, professional and lay counselors alike will refine their skills, increase their effectiveness, and benefit from personal growth, along with their clients. The training is focused on practical tools and skills that really work to both heal the person and prevent relapse.


  • The counselor will learn and practice how to partner with God to bring the client to true Biblical inner healing and freedom

  • Neurochemical reasons why relapse is both pervasive and unconscious

  • Assessment strategies to determine your client's willingness and capacity to change

  • Uncovering and challenging faulty belief systems that support destructive behaviors

  • How to help your client learn to turn sin, mistakes, even relapse, into positive learning and growth experiences

  • Simple formulas and exercises your clients can apply in everyday situations to keep them from sabotaging their recovery and relationships

  • How to facilitate Genesis Change Groups that can be used in a variety of situations including the Church

  • Concise, powerful therapy techniques that go beyond symptoms to address root causes of behavior

  • How to help clients understand unconscious "dry relapse" patterns that begin weeks or months before an actual relapse experience

  • How to collaborate with clients to integrate new understandings into a lifestyle that virtually guarantees success and prevent relapse

  • Keys to promoting steady growth in seven critical areas

  • How to administer deep, spiritual, inner healing to your client to help free them from the negative effects of their families, memories, wounds, and previous destructive behaviors

Please pray for our team of Chaplains for this educational opportunity as well as their daily ministry.  They are soldiers for Christ with boots on the ground on the front lines of this spiritual battle.

If you’d like to help us financially to provide housing, meals, and ministry tools for this training seminar please click on the donate button below.  

– Pastor Dan

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