By Stan Dueck
Increasingly, mental health has become a critical topic with congregational leadership as churches deal with mental illness and addictions. COVID-19 has highlighted the challenges and needs of congregations to minister effectively to people combating health and wellness problems.
Are you a pastor or congregational leader who needs to know more or wants to learn how to minister in these situations?
Discipleship Ministries is excited to make known the resources of We Rise International, an Anabaptist-based organization that partners with and empowers diverse communities to improve health and social wellbeing. We Rise International provides health education, training, and capacity-building for communities and their leaders.
You can attend virtual equipping sessions for pastors and congregational leaders, with continuing education credit available for credentialed ministers.
Upcoming and recorded sessions include
— “Helping Children and Teens Cope with Trauma” on Jan. 12, 2023, at 7 p.m. (Eastern time)
— “Helping Loved Ones with Addiction, Even if They Seem to Not Want Help” on Feb. 2, 2023, at 7 p.m. (Eastern time)
— A recording of a session on “Surviving Trauma”
Please pray… For all the pastors, ministers, and congregational leaders helping church members with concerns around mental health, especially during this holiday season.
Go to https://weriseinternational.thinkific.com/collections or use this QR code to register for sessions and to find out more about We Rise International.
— Stan Dueck is co-coordinator of the Church of the Brethren’s Discipleship Ministries.
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