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On World Mental Health Day (October 10), Spiritual First Aid will join forces with Hope Made Strong and Biola’s Rosemead School of Psychology to present the Church Mental Health Summit. This one-day event will provide church leaders with practical tools, Biblically-based resources, and research-developed strategies to support mental health. The summit will feature prominent industry leaders in faith and mental health, including Dr. Anita Phillips, John Townsend, Kay Warren, Danielle Strickland, Dr. Victor Counted, J.R. Briggs, and many more.
Equipping Church Leaders to Support Mental Health
With the increase in mental health issues and the preference of people to seek support from their church rather than medical professionals, there is a greater need for ministry leaders to be equipped to support mental health needs. The Church Mental Health Summit aims to address this need by providing church leaders with the necessary tools and resources.
A Day of Learning and Collaboration
The Church Mental Health Summit will be a free online event available on-demand from 7:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. ET on October 10th. Participants will have access to a diverse range of presentations organized into four tracks: Church Health, Community Health, Leadership Health, and Missions/Culture. The sessions will cover various topics related to mental health, leadership wellbeing, and strategies for pastoral care.
Prominent Speakers and Industry Leaders
The summit will feature over 50 speakers, including renowned experts in the field of faith and mental health. Some of the featured speakers include Dr. Jamie Aten, Kent Annan, Dr. Karl Benzio, David Kim, Laura Howe, Chris Adams, Dr. Gregg Jantz, Dr. Edward Ng, Thad Austin, Marty Sawyers, Brad Hoefs, Dr. Andrew Blackwood, Dr. Josephine Kim, Toni Collier, John Swinton, Joe Padilla, Mike Foster, Kadi Cole, Dr. Kristi Gaultiere, and Dr. Dave Anderson.
Access to Practical Resources and Tools
By attending the Church Mental Health Summit, participants will have access to practical tools, Biblically-based resources, and research-developed strategies to support mental health. The summit will provide valuable insights and guidance for ministry leaders to better serve their churches and care for their communities.
Collaboration with Hope Made Strong and Rosemead School of Psychology
The collaboration between Spiritual First Aid, Hope Made Strong, and Rosemead School of Psychology is aimed at equipping the local church around the globe to support mental health in their churches and communities. The organizations believe that by providing top-tier training, church leaders can better understand and address the emotional and spiritual struggles faced by their congregations.
Lifetime Access to Summit Videos
Upon registering for the Church Mental Health Summit, participants will receive access to a password-protected website with sessions that can be viewed on October 10th. For those who wish to view sessions after the event for staff training and volunteer onboarding, an All-Access pass is available for purchase. The pass costs $59 until August 31st, and $79 after that date. Purchasing the All-Access pass gives lifetime access to all the summit videos.
The Church Mental Health Summit is a valuable opportunity for church leaders to gain practical tools, Biblically-based resources, and research-developed strategies to support mental health in their churches and communities. The collaboration between Spiritual First Aid, Hope Made Strong, and Rosemead School of Psychology aims to equip ministry leaders to address the growing need for mental health support within the church. By attending the summit, participants will have access to top-tier training and valuable insights from industry leaders in faith and mental health. Register now for this free online event and join the movement to support mental health in the church.