Churches are not often equipped as professional mental health centers, but we can do some simple things to create a hospitable culture for those in anguish.
During the coronavirus crisis, churches must resist the urge to make panicked decisions, and instead prayerfully and faithfully lead others through new challenges.
Lord, in this time of anxiety, fear, and isolation, we come to you for support, encouragement, and direction. We lay our worried minds and troubled souls before you and in your care.
The future of ministry is not going to be found in the traditional 90-credit seminary degree, but in modified virtual centers of learning.
How many sermons have you heard on mental health or suicide? Most likely none. And yet, the national suicide rate has increased 33 percent between 1999 and 2017. This is a public health crisis.