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We are thrilled to launch our new logo at Emerging HOPE Ministries and invite you to join us on this new journey. Our mission remains the same, to preach, evangelize, educate, equip, and empower individuals with culturally affirming mental health wellness. With Dr. P at the helm, our team of professionals is committed to providing compassionate and customized mental health services to individuals from all walks of life. We remain true to our longstanding reputation of kingdom empowerment and are excited to continue serving our community with our services.

Emerging HOPE Ministries


The Lotus Flower Podcast

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The Lotus Flower Podcast aim is to educate, equip, and empower our listening audience while sharing culturally relevant spiritually uplifting, though provoking educational topics. About the Podcaster's The Robinson's lives and ministry exemplifies the characteristics of the beautiful Lotus Flower, a sheer blend of beauty, determination, and courage. Reverend Curtis L. Robinson, Sr. has served as the co-pastor of Emerging HOPE Ministry of Kalamazoo for nine years, fifteen years of service as an Associate Pastor, and a total of thirty years of preaching the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Reverend Curtis L. Robinson, Sr. is a man of God who has clearly been endowed by the Holy Spirit with the gift to teach and preach. He is a lover of people and one who works well with others. Reverend Robinson preaches the Gospel of Jesus Christ with conviction and clarity and demonstrates that he is a “doer of the Word” through his conversation and community volunteerism. His spirit is open to serve in whatever capacity the Lord sees fit to use him. He is an active member of the Recovery Community. Having served as Support Partner with Recovery Institute of Southwest Michigan Inc., he is an strong advocate for individuals with mental health and substance use disorders. Dr. Pamela Robinson is the Founder of the Emerging HOPE Family Strengthening Program, Emerging HOPE, Emerging HOPE Christian Counseling, and Co-Founder and co-pastor of the Emerging HOPE Ministries in Kalamazoo, MI. Emerging HOPE is a family fortifying ministry that is committed to preaching the gospel, providing professional, effective leadership and advocacy services to ethnically diverse individuals and families. Dr. Pamela Robinson is an esteemed author that has published Blossoming with HOPE: Parent Educational Manuel, The Color of HOPE: African American Mental Health in the Church, A Dissertation “Education the African American Church Towards Those with Mental Health Challenges to Have an Attitudinal Change (2021 Published on ProQuest National Academic Scholarly Database), and created a set of emotional regulation flashcards, “Blooming with New Coping Skills” for children ages 3 -14. Dr. Robinson is an alumnus of Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work—Cum Laude (1986) and a Master of Arts degree in Social Work (2009). Dr. Robinson is also an alumnus of the former Apex School of Theology, Durham, North Carolina where she earned Doctor of Ministry degree in Biblical Studies - with High Academic Honors (2017) and a Master of Divinity degree in Biblical Studies - Cum Laude (2016). Enjoy The Show? Don’t miss an episode, subscribe via, Google Podcast, Spotify, RSS, Amazon Music Podcast,, Join the conversation by leaving a comment on our website at: Disclaimer: The content in this podcast is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your condition. Never disregard professional advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read or heard on the Lotus Flower Podcast.



community outreach 

·         Live Stream Church Services


·         Live Stream Bible Study

·         Culturally Relevant Mental Health            Wellness Services

·         Pastoral Counseling


·         Outreach Programs for Urban                Youth

·         Lotus Flower Book Club​

          Lotus Flower Podcast

          HOPE Casting Blog

·         Holiday Gift Baskets Giveaways

·         Educational Workshops

·         Self Determination Living                      Consultation Services (Adults                  with Intellectual Disabilities)








·         Emerging HOPE empowers socially and under-resourced parenting households towards self-sufficiency, while adding value to families. 


·         Emerging HOPE engages under-resourced individuals and families in meaningful activities to nurture leadership and influence in the community.


·         Emerging HOPE strengthens under-resourced individuals and families through spiritual enrichment activities, enabling them in the community.


·         Emerging HOPE  empowers children, adolescents, and adults to live healthy, fully functioning lives.


·         Emerging HOPE  promotes the well-being of the individual, family, and community through programs, services, and information.


·         Emerging HOPE utilizes strategies to help promote mental health in diverse communities.


·         Emerging HOPE offers resources which are helpful in addressing and reducing minority mental health disparities.


·         Emerging HOPE's interpersonal skills are our best quality. We are comfortable in presenting a positive public image interacting with potential donors and communicating with various levels of stakeholder.


·         Emerging HOPE takes great pride in running a successful organization and in developing relationships. 


·         Emerging HOPE is committed to helping people live healthy lives.  

Choice blessings,


Reverend Curtis L. Robinson, Sr., Co-Pastor, B.Th. ACE, CRC, PSS

Reverend Dr. Pamela R. Robinson, Co-Pastor, DMin, MDiv, MSW, BSW

Emerging HOPE Ministries

Reverend Curtis L. Robinson, Sr.

Reverend Dr. Pamela Robinson



Emerging HOPE is a ministry committed to preaching the gospel, evangelizing, educating, equipping, and empowering under-resourced individuals, single parenting households, and families with resources, practical assistance, emotional encouragement, and social networking to better their lives, and those of their children. The ministry promotes the well-being of the individual, family, and community through programs, services, and information. Emerging HOPE is rapidly being recognized as the go-to resource in the urban Kalamazoo area for helping to promote mental health in diverse communities, cultural perspectives on mental health, knowledge, hope, and healing to individuals, families, and communities touched by mental illness.

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James A. Rorie, Founder and Overseer of Faith Deliverance Cathedral Ministries, Incorporated

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At Emerging HOPE, you will find a ministry committed to seeing lives changed through the gospel. We are a group of imperfect people who serve a perfect God. We worship together, do life together, and together, we would love to see Emerging HOPE as a place you can call home.

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The Lotus Flower Podcast

The Lotus Flower Podcast aim is to educate, equip, and empower our listening audience while sharing culturally relevant spiritually uplifting, educational topics.



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The Lotus Flower Book Club

Do you love books? Are you often looking for people to discuss literature with? Lots of people love to read, but it can be hard to find someone to discuss the book you are reading. If you are having a challenging time finding people to talk with about your reading material, you might want to consider joining Virtual Lotus Flower Book Club with emerging author Dr. Pamela Robinson.

We meet on the third Thursday of each at 7pm Est via

How to Join

Click on the following link, then follow the prompts.


Our AIM:

  • To share the Word of God with the world.

  • To help believers, both ministers and laypersons, in their understanding, preaching, and teaching of God's Word.

  • To do everything we can to lead men, women, boys, and girls to give their hearts and lives to Jesus Christ and to secure the eternal life that He offers.

  • To do all we can to minister to the disenfranchised of the world. 

Our Guiding Principles

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There’s something we find very special about developing relationships with like-minded people to create a community of culturally-sensitive readers. That’s why we are so excited about the Lotus Flower Book Club.

We came together to create a book club with the specific intention to have fun, open, and sometimes controversial book inspired conversations in a culturally inspiring virtual platform. It doesn’t matter the persons label or situation, as long as they have an interest in respectfully discussing and learning more about African American culture centered around faith, religion, race, relationships, history, and other topics than all are welcome.

Of course, as is the Lotus Flower Book Club way, our curated reading list includes a variety of book gems, old, new, classic, bestseller, obscure, and self-published, that were written for, by, or about people of the African Diaspora. The livestream book discussion is open for comments and questions from people across the web.

We meet on the third Thursday of each at 7pm Est via

Additionally, in the lead up to #DiscussionDay, participants can share their insight in a dedicated group we’ve create specifically for that book discussion at:

Also don’t be surprised by our surprise guest participants. It could the be author, a noted content expert, or just someone to add to the conversation.

We have an open-door policy, allowing members to invite interested friends as the spirit moves you. Books will be focused on an array of culturally relevant topics centered around Christian marriage, self-empowerment, mental health wellness, and faith. This is not a substitute for coaching, therapy, or counseling. This is for strictly for fun.

How to Join

Click on the following link, then follow the prompts.

Lotus Flower Book Club



Every third Thursday at 7:00pm EST via


How will books be chosen?

Books will be chosen as a group and by the club leader.


To say thank you to club members, books and other giveaways will be awarded at random times.


Social Media Information


Facebook: Emerging HOPE Ministries

Instagram: dr_pamela_robinson

Twitter: @HopeEmerging

YouTube: Emerging HOPE Ministries


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Dr. P


Blooming with New Coping Skills Emotional Regulation Flashcards


Blooming with New Coping Skills Flashcards
A fun-filled culturally relevant game that will help you learn to deal with your big emotions.

Ages 3 – 14

Blooming with New Coping Skills is a culturally relevant set of flashcards that were designed to teach and engage children and pre-teens in essential coping strategies.
This fun and cooperative game will help to enhance social skills, teach how to cope with difficult emotions, and improve daily coping skills. Just being able to verbalize, “I’m mad,” or “I’m nervous,” can take the sting out of uncomfortable emotions. Give kids the words they need to describe their feelings.


27 expressive feelings cards, with universal emotions, educational scaling games, and feeling identification all in one card deck for kids

aged 3 to 14 years.

TEACHES EMPATHY AND EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE THROUGH PLAY: These emotion cards teach children coping and social emotional learning skills such as how to identify emotions through facial expressions, body language, and in social contexts.

PERFECT FOR PARENTS, THERAPISTS, TEACHERS, AND COUNSELORS: Mental Health Professionals love this therapeutic game. Teachers use our educational flashcards in the classroom, and parents use them as conversational cards to connect with their children or as learning game to aid in their child's development.

LARGE, STURDY CARDS: 27 illustrated cards are sized at 3.5" by 5" inches for easy viewing and small hands. Includes cards that develop emotional intelligence and corresponding social skill cards that develop social intelligence.

SUPPORTS MENTAL HEALTH: Supports emotional health and connection. Kids discover a wide range of emotions which builds empathy, self and other awareness, interpersonal connection, and models ways to express needs.

With this early childhood educational tool, toddlers, preschoolers, elementary students, and pre-teens, including those with Autism, ADHD, or special needs, will learn:

Emotional Literacy
Body Language
Facial Expressions
Social Contexts

And much more . . .

Blooming with HOPE 
Parenting Education Manual


Blooming with HOPE

Parenting Educational Manual

Third Edition

Pamela Robinson, DMin, MDiv, LLMSW, BSW


Blossoming with HOPE fills a critical gap in currently limited resources for African American parents.
This timely parenting resource combines real life scenarios with practical exercises. Anyone curious about how to walk with a child through tumultuous times needs to purchase this manual. Parents can utilize the manual as conversational tool to connect with their children or as and to aid in their child’s development. Whereas teachers can benefit from this manual in the classroom. This engaging manual supports mental health: It is proven to help kids discover and appropriately express a wide range of emotions in which to builds empathy, self-awareness, and interpersonal connection.

Blossoming with HOPE: Parent Educational Manual is a culturally relevant guide that provides coping strategies to guide families when dealing with everyday stress and crisis situations. It offers hope for families in these troubled and challenging times.

Blossoming with HOPE explains the critical stages in children's development from birth to eighteen. Most importantly, it instructs parents on how to maintain the wisdom to intuitively guide their children through the growth process by utilizing their own heart intelligence. Blossoming with HOPE is a "how-to" compendium of sound advice and recommendations for preventing communication gaps and repairing the ones that may already exist.

Blossoming with HOPE is a "must" for parents, therapists, teachers, guidance counselors, camp counselors, and church youth leaders.

The Manual Includes:

Practical character values throughout the exercises to supports social-emotional learning.

Techniques to teach your kids to identify emotions through facial expressions, body language, and in social contexts.

Discussion questions that spark conversation.

Social-emotional learning exercises that gets kids talking, listening, and learning new skills.

Techniques to recognize cultural nuances that are oftentimes mislabeled as “bad behavior” in black kids.

Interactive chapter with worksheets with proven ways to break the cycle of poverty, get our of debt, and finally stop living paycheck to paycheck.

Techniques to encourage creativity and build self-confidence in your kids.

And much more . . .



Available for purchase on:

Emerging HOPE Ministries Website:


Due to Covid-19 our physical location is closed.  You may reach us at:

Emerging HOPE Ministries

P.O. Box 19485

Kalamazoo, MI 49019

We need your support to build our ministry and to fulfill the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ, which He gave to His disciples and through them to us. He said: I have been given all authority in heaven and earth. Therefore go and make disciples in all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and then teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you; and be sure of this – that I am with you always, even to the end of the world . “

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If you would like to purchase ministry products, purchase advertisement on the Lotus Flower Podcast, would like to submit a speaker's request, or if you would like additional information,

contact Reverend Curtis L. Robinson, Sr., or Dr. Pamela Robinson via email: or via Dr. Pamela Robinson’s Amazon Author Page:


Social Media Information


Facebook: Emerging HOPE Ministries

Instagram: dr_pamela_robinson

Twitter: @HopeEmerging




Emerging HOPE is a nonprofit public charity recognized as tax-exempt by the IRS under Section 501(c)(3) Entity ID: 802292574


Your tax-free donations can be made online at, CashApp: $EmergeHOPE, or you may mail them to:

Emerging HOPE Ministries

P.O. Box 19485

Kalamazoo, MI 49019

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