Trauma-related mental illnesses affect a large percentage of children and adults in our churches. This presentation offers ten insights about PTSD churches can use in ministry with individuals and families affected by trauma. Viewers will better understand how to welcome trauma victims into their congregations, and provide both spiritual and practical support.
This workshop helps parents and ministry leaders to recognize situations when anxiety represents a barrier to participation in church activities for children and youth and develop strategies for welcoming and including kids with all types of anxiety into church programming.
This presentation from Joe Padilla of the Grace Alliance is designed for church leaders, family members, and individuals dealing with mental illness and who want to effectively understand and respond to mental illness in the church. Joe helps viewers to understand the clinically and biblically view of mental illness, how it affects their faith, and how mental health recovery works. This will inspire a radical hope in how Christ and the Church impact mental health recovery. Link to handout: keyministry.org/?p=1664
Gillian Marchenko (author of Sun Shine Down) speaks with Barb Dittrich on the topic of depression. In this discussion, Gillian speaks openly about the challenges that arise in serving as a pastor's wife in the midst of depression, along with the experience of raising four girls (including two daughters with special needs) while depressed. Link to Sun Shine Down: gillianmarchenko.com/sun-shine-down/