I signed a contract with a literary agent…

Bookstore 2Some of you are aware that there’s this little project I’ve been working on…putting together a comprehensive model for churches seeking to include families of kids with common mental health conditions. I’ve been blessed by the opportunity to connect with a group of people to come alongside our ministry as we pursue the unique work God’s given us to do.

I’m very much looking forward to working with Karen and the good folks at Credo Communications as we team up to identify the right publisher for our forthcoming book on mental health inclusion for pastors, ministry leaders, volunteers and families.

Credo has an outstanding track record of supporting the disability ministry field. Readers of our blog have been introduced to other authors supported by Credo, including Jeff Davidson and Jolene Philo. In addition to representing authors, Credo House Publishers made possible Every Child Welcome, the best-selling ministry handbook for including kids with special needs authored by Katie Wetherbee and Jolene.

Without counsel plans fail,
but with many advisers they succeed.

Proverbs 15:22 (ESV)

While by my best estimate, I’ve probably been invited to speak or teach in professional or faith-based settings over the last 25 years, I’ve come to appreciate that I’m most definitely a rookie when it comes to writing. The team at Credo has already been exceptionally helpful with suggestions to make the book as useful as possible and ideas to ensure it ends up in the hands of those who will most benefit.

The book is still a “work in progress.” I’d love for our friends who follow the blog to contribute to the project. If you or a family member impacted by mental illness have an experience or idea to share that helped them or someone they love to come to faith or grow in faith through the ministry of a local church, I’d love to hear them. They might just end up in the book!

I very much look forward to what God has in store thanks to our ministry’s new friends at Credo!

Photo by Radu Bercan / Shutterstock.com

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About Dr. G

Dr. Stephen Grcevich serves as President and Founder of Key Ministry, a non-profit organization providing free training, consultation, resources and support to help churches serve families of children with disabilities. Dr. Grcevich is a graduate of Northeastern Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), trained in General Psychiatry at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University Hospitals of Cleveland/Case Western Reserve University. He is a faculty member in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at two medical schools, leads a group practice in suburban Cleveland (Family Center by the Falls), and continues to be involved in research evaluating the safety and effectiveness of medications prescribed to children for ADHD, anxiety and depression. He is a past recipient of the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Dr. Grcevich was recently recognized by Sharecare as one of the top ten online influencers in children’s mental health. His blog for Key Ministry, www.church4everychild.org was ranked fourth among the top 100 children's ministry blogs in 2015 by Ministry to Children.
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One Response to I signed a contract with a literary agent…

  1. Congratulations Steve! Can’t wait to see this model, and help churches/faith communities implement it. Cathy Boyle

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