how can i learn immanuel prayer?


Alive & Well offers training in Immanuel Prayer. Our training program is based on the collaborative work of Karl Lehman and Jim Wilder, who co-founded the Immanuel Approach. It also incorporates elements from Margaret’s training as a therapist and Jessie’s training as a teacher and pastor.


Immanuel Lifestyle Training is an eight-week introductory training program that includes classroom teaching, 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 journey.

Curriculum topics include:

  • Relational Brain Circuits

  • Joy and Secure Attachment

  • Connecting with God

  • The “Big Six” Negative Emotions

  • Returning to Joy

  • Trauma and Capacity


Immanuel Prayer Minister Training is for those who have completed Immanuel Lifestyle and want to learn to offer Immanuel Prayer to others. This course includes how to guide the Immanuel process for a ministry recipient and how to handle blocks to experiencing the presence of Jesus. Class structure incorporates classroom teaching, live demonstrations, and small group practice.

Curriculum topics include:

  • Capacity, Joy, and Secure Attachment

  • Guiding and Deepening Connection with Jesus

  • Handling Blocks to Connecting with Jesus

  • “Reading” the Body

  • The Five Brain Levels

WHAT PEOPLE SAY about our training


This might be the missing link in many churches, a simple introduction to having an ongoing interactive relationship with the Father, just as Jesus did. We are very excited about this!


Our team is now equipped and confident to minister in Immanuel Prayer. In the two short months since our training, we have seen many people experience the loving presence of God in a way that they never have before.


"What a profound, yet easy to learn, relational model for transformation, spiritual growth and healing! The best 8 weeks of spiritual training I’ve experienced. This material is changing me, my ministry, and my community."

how can i take these classes?

Find a trainer.

See if someone on our list of trainers is offering courses in your area. No trainer near you? Follow steps 2-5 to use our downloadable video curriculum in your own home or church.

Develop a community.

We highly recommend finding a few other people who will learn Immanuel Prayer with you. For one thing, Immanuel Prayer is inherently relational, requiring practice with other people. Secondly, you’ll have a core group of people from the beginning who will understand each other’s new discoveries and language, and who can practice together everything you’re learning. You’ll be developing the essential support system and learning community necessary for living the Immanuel Lifestyle, and, if you choose, learning Immanuel Prayer Ministry. We can’t over-stress the value of practicing together and building a solid foundation of experience facilitating and receiving Immanuel Prayer within a learning community before offering ministry to those in your wider circles of relationships. Besides recruiting friends, family, and work or ministry colleagues, check Dr. Karl Lehman’s Immanuel Network Directory to look for people near you who are interested in learning Immanuel Prayer or already involved.

Take the Immanuel Lifestyle Class.

Lifestyle is a prerequisite course for Prayer Minister Training. It is vitally important to experience for yourself the paradigm shift from focusing on pain and trauma to focusing on connection with the Lord. Lifestyle provides the intellectual and experiential understanding of this paradigm shift. We don’t encourage offering Immanuel Prayer Ministry until you are living the Immanuel Lifestyle yourself. All you need is two friends and a computer, and you can take this class in your own home with our Immanuel Lifestyle Class for Small Groups.

Take the Immanuel Prayer Minister Training.

Once your group has taken Immanuel Lifestyle and had some time to practice continuing the Immanuel Lifestyle skills in your own lives, it’s time to consider learning how to offer Immanuel Prayer to others. You can purchase our Immanuel Prayer Minister Training video course, or contact a trainer about leading a live training in your area.

Receive ministry for yourself.

Developing a local Immanuel Prayer community – even if it’s just 2 or 3 of you – will allow you to receive ministry for yourselves. This is at least as important as learning the skills to facilitate others, and you should continue receiving ministry regularly as long as you are offering ministry to others. You’ll be a much better facilitator if you continue to experience what it’s like on the receiving end, and you’ll be able to facilitate for others from a place of greater peace and fullness if you are working through your own triggers. Cultivating a safe small group where you can receive prayer, grow your own connection with the Lord, and experience deep healing will be especially vital if there isn’t a larger Immanuel Prayer network in your area. Some of the prayer ministers on our referral list also offer ministry online. Whether you have a community of learners or not, you can receive ministry in this way.

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