This resource helps congregations develop spiritual care with children and families facing mental health issues, and includes a framework for care and many sample resources.
If there was ever a community that should be facing head on the challenge of mental illness, it is the church. What other safe place is there for people to find encouragement, support and compassion?
In this message, Rev. Cindy Holtrop reflects on her own season of depression and God's presence with us in our dark times. She concludes with practical ideas for ministering with people who have mental illnesses.
The Associated Church Press honored magazines, newspapers, authors, and more at the Best of the Christian Press Awards Banquet May 1 in Toronto. Network blogger, Mark Stephenson, was among those honored!
Brad would find himself praying for healing, not for himself, but for the adults with disabilities to whom he tended each day. God revealed His power, but not by healing.
What I’d really like is if you would “just walk with me”. If you’ve been where I am, tell me how you felt in a way that I can know you’re trying to walk with me — not change me.
This webinar explores the issues of depression and suicide particular to youth and how we as a church can be equipped to be effectively helpful and supportive.
As a church that’s focused on serving those in their neighborhood, Pastor George realized they needed resources to support their neighbors with disabilities. Check out how the church got connected!
"What gives consistency to people is to know that they are loved. To love is not to do things for people, it’s not to tell people what to do, it’s to reveal. What do we reveal?"
In this issue, people describe how their has church involved adults from a Friendship group (or similar ministry with people who have intellectual disabilities) in the broader life of their congregation.
한 우정 그룹의 영향. 이번 호에선, 사람들이 어떻게 교회가 우정 그룹의 성인들을 더 큰 교회의 생활에 참여할까를 다뤘다.
It took that man just two minutes to invite Max to help. Those two minutes changed our lives, because someone told Max that he was needed in church.
I did not realize how much she would contribute to everyone’s learning, how the classroom would became a place where the societal barriers between people of various abilities would temporarily break down.
This 5-minute video interviews people with Down syndrome from 39 countries, looking at their enjoyment of full and equal rights and the role of their families.
Small group conversations are challenging for hearing-impaired members & small group discussions aren't accessible to the range of cognitive development. How have others tackled this?
During discussion time, a participant asked what a church could do if a person did not want to share that they were struggling with a mental health issue. The answer is straightforward, but not simple.
En esta edición, las personas describen cómo sus iglesias han involucrado a los adultos de un grupo Amistad (o un ministerio similar con personas con discapacidad intelectual) en la vida total de sus congregaciones.
On February 6, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Canada’s existing laws against assisted suicide are unconstitutional. The national dialogue needs the voices of Christians who speak into the deeply controversial issue.
How can we make a positive difference in our churches and communities in working with people with disabilities? Compiled by Ann Ballard, this list gets you started. Have fun and get going!
When I was 14, my 38-year-old mother sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI). When Mom came home from the hospital, her personality had changed dramatically. How can the church help?
Kristina invites readers to "Take this journey with me and see how an unwell mentally ill person thinks and behaves."
En esta edición, la gente describe de qué forma sus vidas fueron impactadas por el TCE y de qué forma respondió la iglesia.
Suicide is a threat to society. The idea that my body and my life are my own business and no one else’s has led to a staggering rise in the suicide rate and to the movement to legalize assisting it.
Isaac’s family hasn’t sheltered him from the world, because more than anything, he just wants to be included.
Practical advice and poignant stories that illustrate both loving inclusion and painful exclusion of youth with disabilities in church life.