Mental Health Ministry
On November 4, 2018, we announced plans for a Mental Health Workshop on Saturday, January 12, 2019. The workshop is the first step in an effort to create a more visible and active mental health ministry in our church.
The goal is “for us as a church (and as individuals), to better accept, love and care for those with serious mental, relational and addiction issues – to reduce the stigma and isolation that many feel around these issues.
We believe this is consistent with Jesus’ message: “Come to me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Mt 11:28) and with his stated mission “…to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free” (Lk 4:18).
The workshop will be designed for several different groups:
- those who are struggling with mental, relational or addiction issues – both members of our church and those in the broader community
- those friends and family members who want to help those who are struggling everyone in the congregation who has an interest in helping in this area
- friends from our sister churches
- mental health professionals from our community who would like to participate
Bottom line, practically anyone who has an interest in this area is welcome to come.
Please check back here in coming weeks for more details about the workshop.