ALL ABOUT: Authentic Life!

authentic-life-logoEvanTell, Inc. and Celebrate Kids, Inc. Expand Core Needs Focused Pregnancy Center Training

In circumstances where serious conversation may be awkward for a person, discussing her core needs helps a client think about why she or he may have chosen inappropriate ways to meet deep needs.  Conversation can unpack how all the various services of a pregnancy center can benefit her.  Unfortunately, among the younger generation, the effect of technology, and other isolating cultural changes, sometimes create barriers to conversation.

Authentic Life Training helps everyone working in your center to (1) overcome conversational barriers, (2) understand the real behavioral issues faced by clients, (3) and help a client tell you what she really needs for you to hearhow to help herOnline FACILITATOR TRAINING conference calls for Authentic Life Facilitators help  implement these new capabilities and understanding into a pregnancy center.

The grace of non-judgmental conversation can lead to greater self-awareness and consideration of important spiritual and emotional topics.   Authentic Life evangelism and discipleship materials and tools are particularly valuable in meeting the needs of Millennial generation clients (ages 18-34), and the younger upcoming generation, Generation Z. 

See complete Authentic Life course descriptions and ordering details below.

We are profoundly thankful that in a relatively short time, over sixty-five pregnancy centers have already purchased and are in various stages of implementing Authentic Life Training!  Authentic Life Training will expand and enrich any pregnancy center’s abilities to communicate with and serve millennial women, men, and families, and upcoming generations.  

Authentic Life is the culmination of a three-year collaboration of two ministries, Celebrate Kids, Inc., and EvanTell, Inc.  Both ministries are dedicated to the God of the Bible, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and the discipleship of believers.   Training in the Authentic Life courses is provided by:  Dr. Kathy Koch, Ph.D., founder and President, Celebrate Kids, Inc.,  and Mary Margaret Gibson, co-author of Authentic Life, and Ministry Director of EvanTell’s Save the Mother, Save her Child (SMSC) ministry.

Please contact Mary Margaret Gibson,, with any questions you may have about Authentic Life Training or support  for your center Facilitator(s).  

You may order Authentic Life Training at the EvanTell Store  for a single lifetime price of $350.00.  Authentic Life evangelism and new believer discipleship materials along with many other evangelism materials and training are also available.

Support for Authentic Life Centers and Facilitators

On-going support for centers implementing Authentic Life is under the leadership of co-author Mary Margaret Gibson,  Current support projects include the following:

  • Facilitator Training for Authentic Life facilitators is conducted on a regional basis.  Please contact Mary Margaret Gibson for information at
  • National Facilitator-support and discussion conference calls were conducted in April and May, 2018 to assist Facilitators as they implement Authentic Life across their centers.  If you have purchased Authentic Life already, our center should receive an email from Mary Margaret regarding these calls.  These calls have been completed as of 6/30/2018.  If you are interested in having access to this call content for your center please email Mary Margaret at
  • Four training webinars focused at helping those who have specific types of core needs challenges are in preparation by Dr. Julie Parton, Ph.D. and Mary Margaret Gibson.
  • A private Authentic Life Facilitators Group is maintained on Facebook where Facilitators can share information, get resources from the Authentic Life team, and have discussions.
  • Individual Facilitator support conference calls can be arranged Monday – Friday, Central Time, by appointment.

You may order Authentic Life Training at the EvanTell Store  for a single lifetime price of $350.00.  Authentic Life evangelism and new believer discipleship materials along with many other evangelism materials and training are also available.



Authentic Life Training is available for purchase at EvanTell, and includes the following in an accessible format on the Authentic Life USB drive.

The drive contains all of the following for easy access, presentation, and copying for training sessions.  The curriculum is self-contained.  We will continue to add tools for such things as cultural adaptation, church use for Authentic Life, and tips for Facilitator use.

  • Introductory “How to” Information for center Facilitators to guide preparation for training in their center.  Centers will enjoy Authentic Life support services through a private Facebook Group, phone conferences, and webinars to aid Facilitators if questions arise in implementation.
  • A Complete Glossary of Terms organized both for Alphabetical and Session of First Use.
  • Six Video Training Sessions by Dr. Kathy Koch, Ph.D. including Facilitator’s Guides and Participant Pages. See “More About Core Needs” below for more information about Core Needs topics.
    Session 1 – Introduction – Core Needs overview
    Session 2 – Security
    Session 3 – Identity
    Session 4 – Belonging
    Session 5 – Purpose
    Session 6 – Competence
  • Four Training Sessions by Mary Margaret Gibson  with Facilitator’s Guide and Participant materials.
    Session 7 – Presenting the Gospel in the Context of Core Needs – Features “God Is On Your Side!” for sharing the gospel with Biblical accuracy using contemporary language.   There is a description of the Authentic Life evangelism and discipleship materials, “God’s Gift to You”.  A sample pack of these materials is shipped with the Authentic Life thumb drive.
    Session 7A – Core Needs Assessment and Open-Ended Questions –  A simple approach that can be used in a counseling setting, or as a resource for open-ended questions. Helps clients consider their Core Needs and aids advocates in understanding  a client’s specific needs. This session guides integration of Core Needs into client/advocate conversation.
    Session 7B – Authentic Life Core Needs Conversational Transitions –  A unique approach to help a client recognize the role that Core Needs, emotions, and God play in her life, building self-awareness and confidence.
    Session 7CAuthentic Life Three-Word Testimony Worksheet  Teaches any worker in a pregnancy center how to create and share her/his personal testimony based on the Core Need(s) God used to draw the person to Himself.

Order Authentic Life Training and Materials:
You may order Authentic Life Training at the EvanTell Store  for a single lifetime price of $350.00.  

partnersYou may partner with us in Authentic Life!  If you love to help others and you love the gospel, please consider partnering with us to distribute Authentic Life to pregnancy centers everywhere.  Please go to our EvanTell Project Page and donate what you can to spread the news to young families everywhere!

More About Core Needs

Understanding Core Needs is a profound key to personal understanding. The longing for healthy security, identity, belonging, purpose, and competence are common to all people – built into us by a loving God who longs to help us satisfy our deepest needs in relationship with Himself. Absent a relationship with God, people struggle in the world, often choosing inappropriate or unhealthy behaviors in the hope of satisfying these deep needs.

Dr. Koch’s book, Finding Authentic Hope and Wholeness, describes the Core Needs in detail  and is the reference resource for Authentic Life.  The illustration below shows that our core needs relate to important life issues, and to each other.  Read more about core needs here Five Core Needs.


Authentic Life training enables informed, transparent, “heart connection” communication with people who may struggle with one of these issues and need emotional, physical, and spiritual support.   Order copies of Dr. Koch’s book, Finding Authentic Hope and Wholeness at the EvanTell store

Order Authentic Life Training and Materials:
You may order
Authentic Life Training at the EvanTell Store  
for a single lifetime price of $350.00.    Authentic Life evangelism and new believer discipleship materials along with many other evangelism materials and training are available at the EvanTell Store. 

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