Most importantly GEMA helps you stay safe & legal as you provide holistic health services.
Affordable monthly fees, even for a start-up Holistic Health Practitioner or Christian Counselor. No long-term contract required—may pay by the month.
Staff support is superior to other Groups—licensed members may speak via phone with a live person during office hours which are M-F 9am - 4pm CST. Also 24-7 Answering Service.
GEMA helps GUARD and GROW your holistic health services through their Holistic Health Link partnership.
GEMA founders have over 40 years of combined experience in developing ecclesiastical memberships; they are not novices and thus make firm decisions without continually changing the rules.
No penalty imposed on anyone who joins and later withdraws (certain conditions apply).
GEMA is affiliated with several 501 (c) 3 organizations—established by the founders of GEMA. In addition, GEMA's legal department can assist you in setting up your non-profit or for-profit corporation or LLC for your practice at a reasonable cost!
This “Practitioner” offers biblically based consultation. They assist individuals and families who wish to find relief from their maladies or sicknesses. All the evaluations on the behalf of the “Licensee” are derived from a faith-based model. Although some “Practitioners’ may be licensed by their states in various disciplines, some may [only] hold a (Ecclesiastical) License granted by GEMA.
This “Practitioner” is essentially the same as the Licensed Ecclesiastical Holistic Medical Practitioner. However, although he/she is deemed faith-based, holistic medicine, he/she may be Christian or non-Christian, but does believe in the One Almighty God (Heb. Yahweh) who created the heavens and the earth, and everything therein.
This person must be exclusively involved in Pastoral/Christian or biblical counseling and is not permitted to offer services in which he/she is not specifically educated, experienced, or trained. (See FAQ #20 for more details).
This credential is certifying a person’s level of proficiency that his or her transcripts/degrees have been reviewed by the GEMA Board and accepted as legitimate and genuine. Those who apply must already have been approved as a member of GEMA as a LHMP, RHMP or LCC for “Board Certification” shall be certified in accordance to his/her GEMA membership status. The cost is $250 and must renew annually.
NOTE TO USA APPLICANTS: You must already be a Licensed or Registered practitioner member before you can apply for Board Certification. All applicants, please email BoardCertification@gemassociation.org.
(a) An applicant must have completed studies at an education institution that GEMA recognizes as academically, not substandard. Experience is also considered for one’s acceptance into GEMA, although one’s academic record must be sound. They must also agree to the GEMA Practitioner Code of Operations
(b) It is important that GEMA remains a Christian Community that is devoted to Scriptural mandates, but not to represent any one denomination. Nevertheless, all GEMA members are required to adhere to our Eight Fundamental Biblical Truths declared in Scripture in order to be in compliance with the IRS 501 c-3 status and the US Constitution. We shall accept those who hold to the biblical view of Christianity, so that GEMA does not approve someone for a license who believes in and practices unchristian doctrines promoted by unorthodox sects, cults, occultist groups and New Age philosophies.
GEMA is operating under the declared rights of the US Constitution as well as State Constitutions, which guarantee Americans certain rights; included in, but not limited to the First Amendment, that afford us the right to lawfully assemble, the right to petition, the right of free speech, the right to worship God and to choose our religious beliefs, the right to decide how to assist one another with matters concerning our health and wellness, and to determine the relevance of natural protocols for health and wellness as provided under the laws of the Federal and State Constitutions. NOTE: The Fourteenth Amendment of the US Constitution prohibits any states from depriving any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law, and guarantees all persons equal protection of (that is, by or under) the laws.
We, as members of GEMA declares the right to assemble (or congregate) as a community to choose our options of health and wellness care and how our personal information and records are preserved and protected, and to decide what health and wellness options are best for us.