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Church and Mental Health Network: The Gathered and Scattered Healing Together

Updated: Mar 7

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Many Christ-followers have difficulty navigating the distinction and overlap of mental health, mental illness, and mental wellness. We all are in need of healing. Jesus designed the Church to be a mobile hospital, not a stationary hotel.

For freedom did Christ set us free: stand fast therefore, and be not entangled again in a yoke of bondage - Galatians 5:1


The Body of Christ is equipped and experienced at the healing arts of body, mind, and soul - growing in Freedom individually and collectively.

Don't be conformed to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds so that you can figure out what God's will is—what is good and pleasing and mature. - Romans 2:2

Strategy: Create a City/County-Wide network of Church and Mental Health Practitioners: Both the gathered and scattered Church

  • Asset-Map (regionally):

    • equipped mental health professionals: Scattered Church

    • experienced mental health workers, champions, and advocates: Scattered Church

    • congregational and lay leaders who have received some-level of training and healing: Gathered Church

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  • Host annual conference to draw the city together, cast-vision, and asset-map more connections

  • Find city-wide network leader(s) to continue the connecting work and build momentum

  • Host other group gatherings throughout the year, interconnecting like-interests

  • Continue compiling resources and local initiatives into a toolbox that could be implemented collectively (see below list)

  • Create a gap-analysis of who needs equipping

    • Consider the needs of Leaders

    • Congregations: create goals and a plan to equip leaders, congregants, and community

  • Create master-regional calendar of trainings, events, and gatherings to increase attendance and connectivity and decrease duplication of services

Watch this 90 second video to understand the problem and solution

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Equipping Resources Filtered by Focus Area:


Starting in utero, we were designed to be safe, seen, soothed, and secure.

Wounds from the past subconsciously dictate current maladaptive thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. We are bound to these lies until we look them in the eye with God and others, allowing the truth to set us free.

With God and in trustable community, we navigate deep inner healing. We heal so to live grounded in a deep and settled peace, with little to hide, prove, or fear.

We can not give what we do not have. We don't wake up one day being someone we have not been becoming. We are invited into this liberating work. As we are gradually liberated, our presence liberates others, from glory to glory.


Again, If you are interested in Church and Mental Health in Greater Dayton, Please Fill Out This Form

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