Our Story

How it all started...

As a young man, Mel Goebel spent a lot of time believing lies about his true identity and what his purpose in life was. He felt stifled by his past and pressured about his future, but he couldn’t name or pinpoint how to address these feelings. True freedom came from discovering his true identity.

He found answers through deep, guided reflection, transparent community and the power of the Holy Spirit.  He was given a gift of leadership, and was inspired to pursue Kingdom work for over 40 years, with a purpose to see the hearts of men and women changed through Jesus.

Expanding the vision...

 In 2016, Mel gathered a diverse team to develop a two-day experience and share his vision for restoration and revival — where men could experience greater freedom and purpose with their God-given gifts.

 Jesus’ mission became the Life Relaunch mission, as found in Luke 4:18:
“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.”

Where we are headed...

Today, thousands of men and women have gone through the Life Relaunch Experience and discovered a greater freedom and purpose.

In 2023, there are Life Relaunch teams in nearly a dozen states, bringing the two-day experience to men and women in churches, recovery programs, prisons and other people groups in the community. The Life Relaunch Experience is a faith-based resource committed to the restoration and revival of men and women. Recently, Life Relaunch India became our first international team member. We believe this is just the beginning of Jesus opening doors internationally.