Ironbridge Baptist Church

A conference dedicated to mental health inclusion ministry

A conference dedicated to mental health inclusion ministry

We'd like to invite as many of our friends and colleagues to join us and other champions for mental health outreach and inclusion at a special event next month for church leaders throughout the mid-Atlantic region and the East Coast.

Mental Health Ministry...So What?

Mental Health Ministry...So What?

More than anything, mental health ministry is about your church community, as a whole, getting the concept that people with mental health issues aren’t problems to be solved, they are people to be loved.

 

Stepping Into Mental Health Ministry: Understand Who Your Church Is and Find the Champions

Stepping Into Mental Health Ministry:  Understand Who Your Church Is and Find the Champions

Before launching the Ironbridge Baptist Church mental health pilot, I spent months talking and meeting with individuals of influence within the church community, many with ‘lived experience.’ The goal of such conversations was ultimately to generate support for the idea that we could - as a faith community - be much more upfront about the reality of mental illness, in all its various forms - and begin truly supporting one another.

Creating Mental Health Ministry in a Local Church - A Year in the Life

Creating Mental Health Ministry in a Local Church - A Year in the Life

If you think mental health ministry is something your church should consider, just start the conversation. If your church is like most, the pastors and staff are already aware of mental health needs in your faith community. Prayerfully consider if Jesus isn’t asking you to step up and reach out to the ones who can’t reach out for themselves.