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Tag Archives: COVID-19
Medical Mistrust in the Evangelical Community
Expressions of medical mistrust in the evangelical community appear very similar to those observed in other minority groups. Continue reading
Posted in Controversies, COVID-19 Tagged COVID-19, Disability, evangelicals, marginalization, medical mistrust, Vaccines 1 Comment
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
Posted in Key Ministry, Mental Health Tagged church attendance, COVID-19, Dr. Harold Koenig, mental health, public health Leave a comment
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
Posted in Key Ministry, Leadership, Strategies Tagged Barna Group, church, COVID-19, Disability Ministry, IFL2021, Inclusion, Key Ministry, Thom Rainer, Tony Morgan Leave a comment
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.
Posted in Key Ministry, Mental Health, Training Events Tagged Amy Simpson, Brad Hambrick, Brad Hoefs, COVID-19, Dr. Matthew Stanford, Dylan Dodson, Heather Sells, Jack Graham, Joe Padilla, Kay Warren, mental health, Mentally Healthy Churches, mentally healthy pastors, Michael Lyles, Online Pastors' Retreat, Pete Scazzaro, William Vanderbloemen Leave a comment
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
Posted in Key Ministry, Mental Health, Resources, Training Events Tagged Brad Hambrick, COVID-19, Greg Surratt, Jack Graham, Kay Warren, Key Ministry, mental health, Mentally Healthy Churches, mentally healthy pastors, online ministry conferences, Online Pastors' Retreat, Pete Scazzaro, Stephen Grcevich MD Leave a comment
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
Posted in ADHD, Anxiety Disorders, Autism, Families, Key Ministry, Mental Health Tagged ADHD, anxiety, Autism, COVID-19, dyslexia, Key Ministry, mental health, OCD, online learning, Stephen Grcevich MD, Virtual school 1 Comment
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.
Why families think online church is indispensable for disability ministry
If your church is has an online presence and an interest in disability ministry, your online presence needs to be a critical component of your disability ministry strategy.
Race, reconciliation, disability and the church
We know the lives of our Black brothers and sisters are precious to God. It’s important they know their lives matter to us. Continue reading
The pandemic as an unexpected blessing to the disability community
It’s very possible that the COVID-19 pandemic will have provided the impetus for introducing many local churches to people in their communities with conditions that would otherwise make in-person attendance either highly unlikely or impossible.