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The next day- a faith-filled response to suicide & mental health
(double session, you need to attend both to get the most out of this workshop)
Time: 09:30 & 11:00 Sunday
Where: Elm Hall
Style: Interactive Workshop
Core Topic: Established
There is no conversation that Jesus Christ is not willing to have! However, our Christian faith through myth, misinterpretation, and narrow views of mental health have either avoided conversation or even misdirected people. We believe that scripture has VERY clear teaching on mental health and more so suicide. Through embracing several different approaches there are opportunities to serve our communities, one another, loved ones and ultimately Christs’ call to “bind up the broken hearted”. Walk away with theologically sound top tips and tools you can use.
Paul has recently returned to NZ after serving in outdoor ministry with the Presbyterian Church in the USA for over 15 years. During this time he has served 2 Presbyterian camps in Georgia & Pennsylvania. This also included beginning two intentional young adult communities, running large summer camps programs, and retreats and camps for all different ages outside the summer. He is passionate about the outdoors and finding faith metaphors in outdoor activities with those around him. He has also worked extensively with churches developing meaningful community development ministries. He married to Robin an ordained Presbyterian Minister and they have a 3yr old called Moana.