Tag Archives: Dr. Matthew Stanford

Are churches blind to mental illness?

The presence of mental illness appears to be an impediment to church attendance and regular prayer. Continue reading

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Unintended consequences…Sin, mental illness and the church

The research appears to suggest that we have a lot of people within the church who struggle with emotional distress who have been badly hurt by their interactions with pastors, church staff, counselors and the reactions of fellow believers. Clearly, there’s an established perception among the majority outside the church that those struggling with more serious or chronic mental health concerns won’t be welcome at church…and that’s a very big problem when it comes to fulfilling Christ’s command to make disciples. Continue reading

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Viewing Mental Illness Through the Eyes of Faith…Inclusion Fusion Library

Matt’s presentation will help equip you and your church to effectively minister and support those living with mental illness. Continue reading

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Stuff that’s too good to ignore…Matthew Stanford

Matt’s talk should be required viewing for pastors and church staff seeking to more effectively minister to families impacted by mental illness. Continue reading

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Final Day of Inclusion Fusion 2012! Chairman’s Choices…

Today, I want to highlight some presentations that address a personal cause of mine…the inclusion of kids and families at church who struggle with mental illness. Continue reading

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