Videos For Ministry Leaders

Videos for ministry leaders present real people who share stories of personal struggles.  Each video comes with a companion application/discussion guide which includes a summary of the video key points, suggestions for use, discussion starters, and relevant scripture.   Please check back as we regularly add new content.

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Care Without Categories

Survivor and pastor Dan shares his experience with the stigma he felt and some thoughts on the way a church can respond. Therapist and survivor Allie gives input on providing care and ministry in a personal and authentic way.

Caring For The Hopeless

Some of us haven’t walked through hopelessness and it’s hard to know what to do for someone who’s hopeless. Real survivors and professionals share practical strategies for ministering to those in need individually and through the church.

How Much Do I Share

We know the value of personal transparency when supporting people in pain. But how much is too much? Pastor Susan Thompson presents wisdom for establishing guardrails around sharing.

Pastoral Transparency

From therapist Glen Bloomstrom. The pastor who has the ability to share his or her own journey of faith and human struggle can have a tremendous impact on the mental health and spiritual growth of their church. Scriptural references included.

Mental Health Stigma

For some people. the label mentally ill can prevent them from seeing their true identity on Christ. Therapist Glen Bloomstrom presents biblical truth about God’s sovereignty over suffering and the way the church can help break the stigma of mental illness so our friends and family can find hope and healing.

Observe Listen Refer

Therapist Glen Bloomstrom walks us through simple practical steps that ministry leaders can take to help those in the church who struggle with metal health disorders.

Leadership Transparency

Therapist Kim DeBerge talks about creating opportunities for willing people to share their experiences as a way of opening the door for others to bring their own pain and suffering to God through their church community.

Sympathy Versus Empathy

Therapist Tom Colbert shares how to fundamentally help people with trauma through building an arena of respect. Tom presents 3 simple but challenging steps to create an environment of respect so that suffering people understand that your church is willing and prepared to care for them.

Vulnerability In The Church

Vulnerability is really scary. Therapist Tom Colbert talks about the vulnerability required to give our lives over to Christ. Those in trauma need people and churches that accept, encourage, and model vulnerability so that they feel free to escape the identity defined by their trauma or other mental health disorder.

What To Say

Survivors, Pastors, and counselors talk about common mistakes that some of us make when we try to support people with mental health needs. Our words and even scripture can cause feelings of guilt, shame, and exclusion for survivors. Positive suggestions and strategies are shared.

Theology For The Suffering

Melinda is a therapist and trauma survivor who talks about her confusion and anger with God about the way He was treating her.

Trauma And Your Church

Therapist Jenita Pace has an important and simple message for the local church; be ready to do relationship. Step one in providing care is to identify and equip enough of the right people to meet the needs of those looking for support.

Is God Punishing Me

Pastor and trauma survivor Dan shares his experience with the way well-meaning Christians can create feelings of shame for people who reach out for mental health support.

When There Are No Answers

Brad talks about the ways people responded after the death of his son Logan. Pastor Paul talks about the experience of leading his church while in the depth of grief over his murdered son.

Abuse For Church Leaders

Lynda shares her perspective as a therapist with more than 4 decades of personal experience with abuse. Her story can inform church culture, and leadership responses to abuse, as well as provide support for individuals who seek healing for abuse trauma.

Racial Reconciliation

Meridel is the mother of three Caucasian children and five African-American children. Her perspective provides a unique opportunity to understand ways society and the church could do better in the area of racial reconciliation.

Room For Mental Health

Justin shares his experience as a young person with mental illness and thoughts of suicide. Pastors Paul and Deb discuss ways the church can create a culture that reflects God’s love where people can safely seek help.

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