Category Archives: Key Ministry

Encouraging Signs Regarding Mental Health and the Church

We’d love to have you join us this weekend for the Thrive and Cultivate Summit. The very presence of events such as this one is reason to be hopeful that the church is starting to “get it” when it comes to mental health. Continue reading

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Live and IN PERSON – announcing #IFL2021

I’m delighted to announce that Inclusion Fusion Live, the disability ministry conference we’ve hosted annually is currently scheduled to take place as a live and “in person” event on Saturday, April 17th, originating from Bay Presbyterian Church in suburban Cleveland. The theme of this year’s conference is doing ministry together after the pandemic. Continue reading

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Recognizing a modern-day Daniel

Then this Daniel became distinguished above all the other high officials and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him. And the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom. Then the high officials and the satraps sought to find a ground for complaint against Daniel with … Continue reading

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More evidence churches are ESSENTIAL to mental health during COVID-19

Self-ratings of mental health declined in every demographic Gallup measured – age, race, gender, income, marital status, political affiliation except for one – weekly church attenders. Continue reading

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Twenty ways our ministry made a difference in 2020

Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I … Continue reading

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A plan to help hurting churches help hurting families

These are some of our guiding principles for expanding disability ministry in a shrinking church in the years ahead. Continue reading

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Caring well for persons with mental health struggles in our churches

We’d love for you to learn more about caring for the people of your church who are hurting while getting yourself and your ministry colleagues support for your own mental health and the mental health of your family during a challenging season of ministry.
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An event promoting mentally healthy pastors and churches

We’re hosting an event combining an online retreat for pastors and church staff with a mental health ministry conference. Continue reading

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The five kids I’m most concerned about this fall

Based upon my observations from thirty years as a child psychiatrist, here are five groups of kids I’m most concerned about this school year. Continue reading

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Ministry in a post-Coronavirus world

Change that would have occurred gradually over the next ten years will take place in the next 12-24 months thanks to the disruption from COVID. 
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