Spirit Alive: Listen? You Already Have All You Need


Spirit Alive: Listen? You Already Have All You Need


4/12/2016

 

Spirit Alive is a twice a month blog that looks at different aspects of mission and ministry throughout the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference and beyond.


April 12, 2016

Signs of Life:

Could You Just Listen?

There are people throughout our communities who face challenging mental health issues that relate to grief, loss, family conflict, work/career stress, parenting concerns, addiction and recovery, as well as anger and depression. Often these individuals find themselves facing these concerns isolated and alone. Many of these individuals are in our congregations or are neighbors, who come to our doors seeking assistance.  But what can the church do to be of help? Who has the time? Who has the training to make a difference when someone is in need?

Watch what I learned from The Methodist Counseling Center in Boise, Idaho:


After watching the video, reflect on these questions:
1.  What are the mental health needs you see in your congregation/community?
2.  What are you currently doing to respond to these needs?
3.  What else could you do, as a congregation, to be of support to folks seeking counseling and mental health support?

If you would like to learn more about The Methodist Counseling Center in Boise, Idaho, go to their website at methodistcounseling.org  or email them at info@MethodistCounseling.org 

Blessings on your journey,

Lowell

Spirit Alive is a twice a month blog and email by Rev. Lowell Greathouse, Mission and Ministry Coordinator for the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference. It seeks out where the spirit is alive in our congregations and communities.


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Lowell Greathouse

Lowell Greathouse is the Mission and Ministry Coordinator for the Oregon-Idaho Conference of the United Methodist Church. He looks for places to find where the spirit is alive and help them grow in vitality and fruitfulness. Share with him at lowell@umoi.org

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