As an emerging Christian counselor, I am always looking for effective trainings, resources, and tools for my personal and professional development. I first came across your ministry through Dr. Henry Cloud’s presentation from a video leadership series through another ministry where he mentioned that he does a radio show called New Life Live. I looked it up online, and started to listen to past shows from the internet. Well, I was hooked. So, I downloaded the app on my smartphone because the hosts are superior, to say the least. I confess: I am addict (to New Life). They model to me what an exemplar Christian sounds like — in their calling as professional people helpers (psychologists, psychiatrists, pastors, and counselors). The integration of sound research, theology, spirituality, and comedy is exceptional. I admire how well they ‘triage’ the issues with outstanding care and compassion — asking excellent questions; shedding wisdom, insight, education, keen advice, and suggestions; and skillfully spurring, encouraging, and exhorting towards growth, courage, and change. You call people out with respect, kindness, discernment, and assertiveness. You ultimately are speaking truth in love incarnate.
I turned my sister onto your show. She heard about one of the workshops, and attended one recently because she was feeling stuck. She was already seeing a Christian counselor for a few sessions, but felt lead to check out the workshop. She said it was a breakthrough experience, gaining much insight and healing. So she decided to stop seeing her counselor for now, since the workshop gave her what she needed, and overall saving her weeks of counseling.
A few weeks into listening to the broadcasts, it just made sense to partner as a Club New Life member. Membership provides rich continuing education as a professional counselor. When I obtain full licensure and the minimum practice years, I will apply and hope to be part of the counselors referral network. In the meantime, I will continue to get equipped with your resources which I also use with my clients: videos, articles, books, and broadcasts.
Overall, thank you and may God bless you, for the holy work that enriches lives, provides healing, and promotes freedom. Keep it up!