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Agape Ministry Overview

Agape Partners International was founded as a nonprofit Counseling organization in 1997. It’s a network of Professionals dedicated to families in the US and around the world through counseling, seminars, training, consultation, research, and publications. Through "Counseling as a Mission,” we focus on three major areas: 1) the role of counseling in strengthening families and marriages; 2) relevance of family seminars to bring the awareness about the challenges facing our generation; and 3) the need for equipping leaders with resources they needed.  For more information about the tripartite missions of agape partners - counseling, seminars, and training, please see this video clip: Counseling as Mission

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Certificate in Christian Counseling


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API Seminar Series

Agape Partners’ marriage enrichment seminar is one of the most popular seminars in the Indian community.  This unique seminar presents Challenges Facing Couples and offers insight and practical solutions. This seminar will also empower couples to cultivate a right perspective towards  marriage and how to build a happy and successful marriage. . Since 1997, thousands of couples in the USA, Canada, Britain, Middleast, and India have been benefited from these seminars.

API’s parenting seminar offers encouragement, insight, and practical solutions to empower parents to raise responsible, and confident children using biblical principles, and psychological understanding. The parenting seminar will help you to identify your unique parenting style and personality to improve the parent child relationship.

The LEADERSHIP SEMINAR is a unique, seminar using Christian, and management principles. It empowers leaders with relevant insights and practical skills to strengthen family and church and/or organizations.
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Counseling Summit in Kerala

A half day Counseling Summit was held on December 29 at Oyster Convention Center in Thiruvalla. The purpose of this summit was to bring pastors, counselors, professionals, and anyone with a passion for counseling, around the concept of counseling as a mission and responding to the challenging needs of our families from a Christian perspective. The summit theme, "Counseling as a Mission," empowers the participants and focused on three major areas: challenges facing our generation, role of counseling in strengthening families, and training of leaders. This summit provided a great opportunity to interact with other counselors, Pastors, Professors and Women’s group and featured the latest resources and approaches to equip the participants in the areas of marriage, parenting, and mental health. Dr. Thomas Idiculla was the key note speaker for this summit.  Dr Idiculla said, through compassionate counseling, and innovative educational programs, together we can make a profound difference in the lives of many individuals, families, and churches. 

 

There were four panels representing Pastors, professional counselors, professors, and women's group including  Rev. Abey Peter (IPCKTS), Rev. Saju Joseph (IBC), Dr. Saji Kumar, KP (IBTS), Prof Salomey George,Susy Johnson and  Rev Johnson Daniel (CoG), Dr. Peter Joy (ICPF), Saji Munukottakal (Agape Counselling, Prof TM George (ICPF), Rev. Johnson Daniel (New Life Seminary), Mercy Luke and Sherly Chacko (IBC), CV Jacob (Rise and build ministries), Girija Sam, Philip Cherian (Formation ), Sinoj George (Life Enrichment Center). KP Thomas (IPC).

 

Agape Partners International (API) was founded as a nonprofit Christian Counseling organization in 1997. It’s a network of Christian Professionals providing free confidential counseling, and dedicated to Asian families in the US and around the world through education, counseling, seminars, research and publications. Dr. Thomas Idiculla serves the President and Rev. Leslie Verghese serves as the Executive Director.

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Leadership and Counseling Seminars-India

Dec 26-28, PYPA Youth Camp, Kottayam
Dec 29, Counselling Seminar, Thiruvalla
Dec 30, Counselling Seminar, IBTS, Kottayam
Dec 31, Leadership Seminar, (ESAF & EGF), Hotel Elite International, Near Ragam Theatre, Thrissur
Jan 2, Counseling Seminar, NLBS Cheruvakkal
Jan 3,  AMSRI Shamira, Secunderabad
Jan 4, New Horizons Health & Research Foundation, Mumbai
Jan 4, Christ University, Institute of Management, Pune
Jan 5, Yatri Nivas Hotel, Silvasa
Jan 5, Fellowship School Auditorium, Navsari, Gujarat
Jan 6, Leadership Summit, Vyara, Gujarat
Jan 7, Counselling Summit, Operation Agape, Delhi
Jan 7, Family Seminar, Gurgaon
Jan 8, Life Enrichment Seminar, Delhi.
Jan 9, Holy Kingdom Public School, Gurgaon
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Counseling as a Mission Summit - Kerala

A Counseling Consultation will be held on December 29, 2016 at the Thomson Food Mall, Near Municipal Stadium, Thiruvalla. The purpose of this consultation is to bring pastors, counselors, professionals, parents, students, and others around the concept of counseling as a mission and responding to the challenging needs of our families. The consultation theme, "Counseling as a Mission," challenges the participants and focuses on three major areas: challenges facing our generation, role of counseling in strengthening families, and training of leaders. Registration is on first come, first serve basis! Don’t miss out! Limited seats. 
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Youth Ministry Seminar in Thrissur


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Counselling as a Mission: Delhi 2017


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Seminars in US, Muscat, Kuwait and India-2016

Dec 25-29, PYPA State Camp, Kottayam
Oct 6-8, Youth/Family Seminars, Kuwait
Oct 01, Family Seminars, Hartford, CT
Sep 25, Family Seminar, Chicago, IL
Sep 24, Prepare/Enrich Training, Chicago, IL
Sep 18, Parenting Seminars, NFC, Mumbai
Sep 17, Family Seminars, HOPE, Mumbai
Sep 12-13, National Conf., OPA, Muscat
Sep 10-11, Youth Conf., OPA, Muscat
Aug 5-7, BCA Family Retreat, Rumney, NH
Jul 29-31, IPC Family Conf. Ft Laurderdale, FL
Jul 15-17, MarThoma Diocesan Conf, Chicago, IL
Jun 30-July 3, PCNAK, Dallas, TX
Apr 21-23, IPC Leadership Conf., Dallas, TX
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Keys for Building a Strong Marriage

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Family and Leadership Seminars in Kuwait and India

BOSTON, MA, October 2, 2015:  Agape Partners International (API), conducting its ninth “Family and Leadership Seminar Series” from October 20 to November 2. The main purposes of this short term trip are to conduct leadership, family, marriage, and youth seminars in various cities in Kuwait and India including  Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Thrissure, Cheruvakal, Kotttayam and Mumbai.  For additional info please contact us at info@agapepartners.org

Kuwait- Indian Central School, Abbasiya
Oct 22, Thu 6pm-9PM:Family Seminar
Oct 23, Fri 10AM-12:30PM - Youth Seminar
Oct 23, Fri 3PM-5:30PM - Teachers Seminar
Oct 24, Sat 8:30AM-10:30AM - Youth Seminar
Oct 24, Sat  11AM-1PM - Teachers Seminar
Oct 24, Sat 2PM-8PM - Prepare & Enrich Certification
Hyderabad
Oct 25, Sun 10AM-1PM - AG Revival Centre
Oct 25, Sun 6PM-8PM - Leadership Seminar*
Oct 26, Mon 10AM-4PM - Leadership Seminar, AMSRI Shamira Complex
Oct 26, Mon 7PM-9PM    Family Seminar*
Coimbatore   
Oct 27, Tue 9AM-10AM, Amrita University
Oct 27, Tue 2PM-5PM  Bethany Medical Centre

Trichur   
Oct 28, Wed 9:30AM-4PM- Leadership and Counseling,  ESAF
Oct 28, Wed 7PM-9PM - Family Seminar, ESAF
Cheruvakal - Oct 29, Thu 9:30AM-1PM    Leadership and Counseling, NLS
Kottayam- Oct 30, Fri 9:30AM-4PM    Prepare & Enrich Certification Seminar, IPCKTS
Mumbai  
Oct 31, Sat 10AM-1PM  -Youth & Family Seminar, Tex Center, Andheri E.
Oct 31, Sat 3PM-5PM - Family Seminar, New Life Fellowship International
Oct 31, Sat 7PM-9PM-Youth & Family Seminar, Tex Center, Andheri E.
Nov 1, Sun 10AM-1PM-New Life Fellowship International
Nov 1, Sun 7PM-9PM-Family Seminar, New Life Fellowship, Chembur
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Indian Family Seminar in Natick, MA


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API Online Counseling Course staring in August

Are you looking for a counseling course to help you progress in your community? API’s most popular online course in Counseling starting in August 2015.  This program is designed to introduce important concepts in Counseling as well as demonstrate how to apply them in real life situations. It will allow participants to learn more about counseling from a spiritual perspective, equipping them to work in the counseling fields of lay ministry especially among the South Asian community. In the first three years since its launch, over 250 community leaders, counselors, youth mentors have received this valuable training from different parts of the world.  Flyer

Course at a Glance
  • Affordable and convenient online program
  • 12 online lectures of one hour duration (1 lecture per week in English)
  • 12 hours of interactive teaching, discussion, Q&A, practicum, and a case study.
  • Lectures on Secular vs. faith based counseling, principles, methods, and some of the major problems facing individuals and community today such as Stress, Depression, Addiction etc.
  • Registration is open now; Click here for online course registration
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CAPS International Conference in Denver, CO

The 2015 CAPS International Conference will be held in Denver, Colorado, at the Omni Interlocken Resort & Spa from April 9-11, 2015. The purpose of this conference is to bring students, professors, clinicians, researchers and pastors together in order to promote the relationships amongst the behavioral sciences, counseling practices and Christian faith. We attract professionals from the United States, Canada and several other Countries around the world. To register online, click HERE.
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API Eight Mission Trip Highlights

Agape Partners conducted its eight mission trip from January 22 to February 8, 2015.  It covered Trivandrum, Thiruvalla, Mumbai,  Kuwait and Duba. The highlights of the mission trip included,  Counseling Seminars, Prepare and Enrich Certification Training, youth marriage and parenting seminars in the above cities. These events were organized in partnership with various organizations such as YMCA, Colleges, churches, and community organizations.

Many families around the world living in the most difficult times. I can hear over and over is voices of hunger, pain, conflicts, misunderstanding, anxiety and depression, delusions and hallucinations. Mental health issues and counseling needs have grown significantly in India and across the world in the 21st century. I believe our faith, education, and research must address the mental health care needs facing humanity by incorporating both scientific and faith based perspectives and finding innovative and affordable ways to address these challenges. We have an unparalleled opportunity and potential to impact the lives of families experiencing depression, suicide, addiction, and family crisis situations by offering respectful, meaningful, and effective care , counseling and treatment. As a community we cannot ignore the suffering our brothers and sisters are facing.

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India Mission Tour 2015

BOSTON, MA, January 19, 2015:  Agape Partners International (API), conducting its eighth “India Mission Tour” from January 22 to February 8. The main purposes of this short term trip are to conduct leadership, family and marriage seminars in various cities in India including Trivandrum, Mumbai, Gujarat, Mulakazha, Kottayam, and Kuwait. Topics include: Family Challenges; Balanced Life:, managing stress and anger; Keys for a successful family life; Young Adults/Singles and Teens:  Premarital advice; Family as a Mission; Marriage enrichment for couples: communication and intimacy; *Individual/Couple counseling available between the breaks/evening by appointment.

TRIVANDRUM: Jan-25: 9am-11am; PHC, Pattom
MULAKAZHA: Jan-26: 9am-1 pm; Counseling  Seminar, MZBS
KOTTAYAM: Jan-27: 10am-5pm-7pm; Prepare & Enrich Seminar* IPCKT Seminary
CHERUVACKAL, Jan 8:10am-12pm; New Life Seminary Auditorium, Ayoor
MUMBAI: Jan 30: 10am-5pm;  Prepare & Enrich  Seminar*;  YMCA.
MUMBAI: Jan-31: 10am-4pm;  Facing Tomorrow, AG Comm Ctre, Chembur
MUMBAI: Jan-31: 7pm-9pm; Family Seminar;  Powai
GUJARAT: Feb-1-2: Family Seminar, Agape Bhavan
MUBAI: Feb –2: 2pm-4pm;  Become Smart and Good for the 21st Century,  Wilson College
KUWAIT: Feb-04: 9am-4pm; Prepare & Enrich, Lulu Exchange Bldg, Abbasiya
KUWAIT: Feb-04: 7pm-9pm;  Family Enrichment, The Lighthouse Church, NECK.
KUWAIT: Feb-05: 10am-9pm; Counseling Consultation,  Mahaboula
KUWAIT: Feb05: 7-9pm: Effective Parenting, KTMCC Hall, NECK
KUWAIT: Feb 06: 7am-9am: Challenges Facing our generation, SPC, Hall of Peace; #2, NECK
KUWAIT: 7-9pm: Balancing Work & Family, Lulu Exch., Abbasiya
DUBAI: Feb-07: 10am-9pm;  Family Seminar; Jebl-Ali
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Family Seminar in Mumbai


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