January 24, 2017

The Church and Mental Illness

6 - 8:00 PM ET

Ed Stetzer, Ph.D.
Ed Stetzer

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Ed Stetzer, Ph.D., is a researcher with a background in church ministry and a passion for engagement around issues of mental health and wholeness. He is the Executive Director of LifeWay Research Division and has trained leaders on six continents, holds two masters and two doctorates, and has written dozens of articles and books. Dr. Stetzer is also the Executive Editor of The Gospel Project, a weekly curriculum used by more than half a million people each week, and is Executive Editor of Facts & Trends, a Christian leadership magazine. He is the Senior Fellow of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College and a Visiting Professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Southeastern Seminary. Dr. Stetzer serves on the Board of the National Association of Evangelicals and volunteers as Lead Pastor of Grace Church, a congregation he planted in 2011.

Abstract

This Webinar will enhance participants’ knowledge of the state of the Church’s understanding and engagement in mental health issues. The focus will be on research done on three samples. First, a quantitative phone survey of 1,000 Protestant pastors, analyzing their views of mental illness and their (and their churches’) engagement and responses to such issues. Second, a sample of those who self-identify as having a diagnosed mental illness. And third, a sample of the family members of those diagnosed with a mental illness. By analyzing the responses and looking at best practices, participants will be better informed about congregational care, perceptions of the community, and options for partnerships with local mental health professionals.

Participants will:

  1. Identify the current views of mental illness among pastors and critique and analyze those responses
  2. Identify gaps in perception between different samples and provide solutions to fill those gaps
  3. Propose church-based or church-partnered solutions for better engagement in mental health issues
 
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February 15, 2017

Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts

6 - 9:00 PM ET

Les Parrott, Ph.D.
Les Parrot

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Les Parrott, Ph.D. (Fuller Graduate School of Psychology), is a licensed clinical psychologist. In 1991, Les and his wife, Leslie, founded the Center for Relationship Development on the campus of Seattle Pacific University—a groundbreaking program dedicated to teaching the basics of good relationships. Les delivers presentations that are grounded, insightful and cutting-edge. Each year, Les and Leslie speak in more than 40 cities. Their audiences include a wide array of venues, from churches to Fortune 500 company board rooms. The Governor of Oklahoma appointed the Parrotts as the first ever statewide Marriage Ambassadors. The Parrotts have been featured in USA Today and the New York Times. Their television appearances include CNN, The View, The O’Reilly Factor, The Today Show and Oprah. As #1 New York Times best-selling authors, their books have sold over two million copies in more than two dozen languages, and include best-selling and Gold-medallion winner, Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts. Other popular titles include Real Relationships, L.O.V.E., The Parent You Want To Be, Trading Places, The Complete Guide to Marriage Mentoring, and Love Talk.

Abstract

More than a million couples can’t be wrong! The award-winning Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts set the gold standard in marriage preparation when it first came out. And with the newly updated and expanded edition (book, his/her workbooks, and video), the tradition continues. How? With the all new, game-changing SYMBIS Assessment… making your work easier and more effective than ever. Become a trained and certified facilitator and take your work with engaged and newlywed couples to a whole new level.

Participants will:

  1. Be able to set up their own structure and plan for preparing couples for lifelong love
  2. Explore time-tested and proven methods for doing pre-marriage counseling with excellence
  3. Have the option of continuing their certification training to become a SYMBIS Facilitator
 
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