Rooted:A Series on Mental Health
1 Colossians 2:6-7 says, 'So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.' Roots might be easy to place in the ground but to get growing and solid there may need to be a bit of work. Sometimes we are uprooted, and it causes us to search for new ground. Starting January 23rd, we will gather at all of our services for an important series based on mental health. I can't emphasize how important I feel this series is for all of us here at Mineral Springs. We will hear from mental health experts, testimonies, and do some work at connecting you with resources to continue that journey of healing and wholeness.
Aside from our Sunday Worship, we will gather every week on Wednesday nights in the CLC for dinner and a continuing of our conversation with our very own Rodney Little, MHDL. He has worked in the field of social work for over 30 years and has served as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work for the last 14 years. Rodney will draw from his background in grief work, frontline child welfare work, and supervision, as well as work with families dealing with suicidality, substance use, and trauma, to lead these discussions. We will also have Tonia Deese, MSW, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker a Clinical Assistant Professor at UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work. She is a certified clinical trauma specialist and has been providing therapy to children, teens, adults, and families for over 12 years. Tonia is the owner of Full Circle Wellness, PLLC, and specializes in working with those who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, body image, and self-esteem.
Tonia enjoys providing Christian counseling, as faith has been an important part of her own healing process.
The Wednesday night sessions will be as follows:
January 26: Depression, Anxiety, and Seasonal Affective Disorder: Managing the issues.
February 2: Supporting those struggling with Substance Use.
February 9: Confronting Suicidality and finding help.
February 16 How do we heal from Traumas in our life?
Please join us for both our Sunday sermon each week as we reveal God's word in each of these issues and on Wednesday night to learn more about the issues and how we as Christians support our brothers and sisters in Christ.
Our time will be based around Colossians and the call of Christians to allow God to be Lord of their life.