LifeSupport Free Webinar Series

Our online webinars bring you access to expert voices in the area of ministry for mental health and trauma.  There is no cost for LifeSupport webinars but we ask that you register so that we know how many will be joining us online.  Past webinars are listed and available for viewing approximately one week after the webinar.  Please contact us to suggest future webinar topics or guests.

Upcoming Webinars

Depression in a Marriage

Where depression, marriage, and ministry meet

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 8:30 am cst

Schedule doesn't work for you? Register anyway and we'll send you a recording after the event.

Practical and inspiring advice for pastors and counselors about the intersection of ministry, mental illness, and marriage.  Counselor Jenita, and Pastor Tim Pace speak from their own experience about  depression/attempted suicide, caregiving, and the effects on marriage and ministry.  Their emotional story of healing provides tools and insights for ministry leaders, caregivers and those struggling with mental illness. (Trigger Warning – This webinar contains descriptions of attempted suicide events.  Please exercise appropriate self-care in viewing).

Topics covered include:

  • A raw and open presentation of the thinking, planning, experience, aftermath, and healing of Jenita’s suicide attempts. 
  • Possible warning signs.
  • The lies that people sometimes believe about themselves
  • Ways family mental health can affect ministry professionals
  • The importance of being KNOWN and asking for help.
  • Guidance on relating the gospel through mental health experiences.
  • Integrating Christian truths with secular therapy options
  • What effective Christian support looks like in the healing process.
  • Experiences with ineffective Christian support.
  • Descriptions of the healing process from both perspectives.

Who Would Benefit:

  • Pastors, Church staff, and Elders/Board members
  • Counselors
  • People who are navigating mental health and marriage struggles
  • Anyone who is positioned to support family or friends who are struggling with mental illness.

Included:

  • One hour video presentation  (fifty minute presentation followed by Q&A time).
  • LIVE CHAT with Tim and Jenita during the presentation.
  • On demand Replay (registrants will receive an email replay link following the live webinar)

Presenters:

Jenita Pace is a licensed professional counsellor with Three Rivers Counseling in Burnsville, MN.  Jenita has degrees in bible studies from Columbia International University, and a masters degree in school counseling from Western Carolina University.

Tim Pace serves as Pastor of Adult Ministries, Missions & Outreach at Trinity Church in Lakeville, MN.  Tim received undergraduate degree in bible & pastoral ministry, as well as a seminary degree in theological studies from Columbia International University.

Cost: FREE 

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    Past Webinars

    A recorded version of each past webinars is available at any time. A link to the webinar recording will be emailed upon registration.

    Fear Not!

    Finding God’s grace in the worst of times

    Wednesday, December 9, 2020 9:00 am cst

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    Death, divorce, job loss, natural disasters, political unrest and global pandemics are an unavoidable part of life.  Any of these events can have a significant effect on our emotional and physical health.  The resulting fear can be paralyzing.  Yet God tells us to “Fear not” more than 80 times in the bible. Learn how to look to God’s word to help overcome the fear and anxiety associated with catastrophic loss. 

    Topics covered include:

    • How we heal after catastrophic loss.
    • Facing the difficult questions that come after suicide.
    • Post-traumatic stress triggers
    • Applying God’s grace to our suffering
    • How God responds to our suffering through the people in our lives
    • Redefining tragedy through forgiveness and reconciliation
    • Dealing with holidays and other reminders that bring back grief

    Who Would Benefit:

    • Ministry/care leaders
    • Anyone who is living through the tragedy of loss/suicide
    • Everyone.  We will all experience loss and will need to support others who have experienced loss.

    Included:

    • Forty-five minute (approx.) video presentation
    • Access to presenter during the live presentation
    • A recording of the webinar will be emailed to all participants.

    Presenter –  Kim Harms, who lost her mother and son to suicide, her husband to heart failure, and her profession to disability will describe her journey to find God’s joy and eliminate fear by focusing on the eternal big picture described in the Bible.  Kim has learned that, in order to recover, we have to place our trust in God completely and although we will never be the same after a catastrophic loss, we can still find joy and peace and contentment in our quest to find and fulfill Gods plan and purpose for our lives.

    Cost: FREE – (If you’re not a current LifeSupport member we just ask that you complete the membership registration first.)

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      Power, Control, and Abuse

      Wednesday, October 14, 2020 9:00 am cst

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      The purpose of this one hour webinar is to inform and make people aware of when the use of power, control and abuse (whether overt or covert tactics are at play) is being used.

      Topics covered include:

      • Healthy behaviors & relationships 
      • Categories of abuse defined
      • The Power and Control Wheel – behaviors and tactics used & the impact on targets and survivors
      • Spiritual abuse
      • Responding to abuse as a faith community

      Who Would Benefit:

      • Those who seek to understand abuse
      • Organizational leaders who are positioned to help others break free from abuse, find hope, and seek help.
      • Everyone. We all have roles in cultures (home and family, work, church, etc.) to identify and speak up when there is abuse present, and not become part of a complicit culture who allows inappropriate power and control tactics to be used.

      Included:

      • One hour (approx.) video presentation
      • LIVE CHAT with Lynda Koehler during the presentation
      • On demand Replay
      • Presentation PDF 
      • Extensive resource and reference list

      Presenter – Lynda Koehler is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, speaker, lecturer, wife and mother.  Her practice, Turning Point Counseling, LLC., based in Eagan, MN, focuses on ministering to women who have experienced trauma, abuse (psychological, emotional, physical, sexual, financial, spiritual), betrayal and infidelity, sexual addiction, toxic and destructive relationships, helping those she ministers to “re-story” their life, finding healing and hope in Jesus Christ. Prior to opening her practice, Lynda was a global business executive with Fortune 100 companies, holding an M.A. in Counseling Psychology

      Cost: FREE – (If you’re not a current LifeSupport member we just ask that you complete the membership registration first.)

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