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Luke 4:18–19

"The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor."


Our mission is to equip the saints for the work of ministry in order to build up the body of Christ. Specifically, as in Isaiah 61, it’s our desire to bind up the brokenhearted, proclaim freedom for captives, release prisoners from darkness and proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.


We pursue our mission by leveraging more than 50 years of experience in ministry and counseling to offer a personal-development course for laypeople, students, ministers or professionals who want a biblical, holistic approach to helping others – or themselves – in the following areas:
  • Growing constructive personal associations.
  • Conquering unhealthy behaviors.
  • Working through growth-inhibiting experiences.
  • Establishing new behaviors that encourage strong character and achievement. 
  • Interacting and communicating meaningfully and successfully with others.

We invite you to join founder and president Dr. Marlin Lance in the classroom through a series of videos that outline principles, methods, techniques and practical applications that will not only enhance your abilities to engage others and lead them toward healing but will no doubt enrich you in your spiritual and personal journey, as well. Whether it’s learning to identify and understand how personalities affect relationships, taking steps to transform brokenness and bondage into a blessed life, embracing coffee-cup counseling to build foundations for trust, or empowering individuals to overcome traumatic experiences, we want to teach and prepare you for the unique opportunities of ministry.

In addition to 30+ hours of class footage, you’ll have access to a digital copy of Dr. Lance’s book, “The Messiah Method Counseling System: Power-Life Principles for Daily Living,” as well as printable materials and resources referenced in the videos through our student portal, and you can revisit the course whenever you need. For a single user, cost is $199; for those leading a ministry and seeking to make the course available for multiple people, contact us for special pricing.


Our mission doesn’t have borders, and we aim to carry it out across the whole world. Currently, we are supporting gospel ministry globally, including India, Pakistan, the Philippines, Nepal, Burma and Kenya. We refuse to turn down people God brings us due to finances, so our international services are given to these native people groups without cost.

Coventry House is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, so when you purchase our course or give a donation, you contribute to our ability to continue extending our mission through funding the following:

  • Establishing ministry training centers around the world that educate and empower Christians.
  • Exercising our Barnabas Initiative overseas – this program, named after “the son of encouragement,” helps pastors and other ministry-serving saints through struggles they face in their own ministries.
  • Content development and production improvement for our courses that help build up confidence and knowledge in individuals on various Christian teachings and how they can use what they learn to lead their best lives.
  • Providing for the livelihood and families of our in-house administrative team.