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S1E13 - The Church and mental illness; creating safe communities Monday Morning Pastor

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This week J.R. and Doug talk about ghosting aka people leaving your community poorly. We look at the hard reality of leaving and we talk about healthy ways to do so and how to have the conversation, We also are attaching a litany of farewell in the show notes. Check out the episode to hear all about it. J.R. and Doug have a second conversation with Dave Eckert about creating safe culture in our churches for people with mental illness. There are a ton of helpful tips in here for pastors to have a better understanding on what resources are out there for our churches to access. Take a look and check out the resources below.Resources:National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.8255Montgomery County, PA Mobile Crisis Program (Access Services): 855.634.4673QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) / www.qprinstitute.comASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) / www.livingworks.netGiving and Taking Help by Alan Keith-LucasA Litany Of FarewellGood Christian people, I bid you now pray for the saving presence of our Living Lord:In this world​He is risenIn this city​He is risenIn this community​He is risenIn the hearts of all faithful people​He is risenBut especially I bid you pray and give thanks now for __________ who is leaving our midst:For expectations not met​Lord, have mercyFor grievances not resolved​Lord, have mercyFor wounds not healed​Lord, have mercyFor anger not dissolved​Lord, have mercyFor gifts not given​Lord, have mercyFor promises not kept​Lord, have mercyAnd also, for this portion of our pilgrimage in this place:​Thanks be to GodFor friendships made, celebration enjoyed and for moments of nurture​Thanks be to GodFor wounds healed, expectations met, gifts given, promises kept​Thanks be to GodFor bread and wine, body and blood​Thanks be to GodFor all the thoughtful, little, unheralded things done to make the day nice for someone​Thanks be to GodAnd so, to establish a home in another place with other members of the family of Christ​Go in peaceTo continue the journey with new friends and new adventures, new gifts to give and to receive​Go in peaceTo offer wisdom and experience, competence and compassion, in the vocation to which you are called​Go in peaceWith whatever fears, whatever sadness, whatever excitement may be yours​Go in peaceWith our faith in you, our hope in you, and our love of you​Go in peaceThe Lord watch between us while we are absent one from another in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.​Go in peaceThe great give away, J.R. is giving away 25 copies of his book, Fail: Finding Hope and Grace in the Midst of Ministry Failure to the first 25 people who write a review on our itunes page. To get a free copy of J.R.’s book, all you need to do is write a review, and then email Jane@Kairospartnerships.org your address and we will get it out to you. There is 1 left!!!!If you have any questions, comments, or thoughts for the show drop us a line, voice mail or smoke signal at dougmoister@gmail.com. We are a new podcast so we ask you to make sure to subscribe, write a review, and share this with other pastors and kingdom leaders. We hope to see the MMP community grow.

This week J.R. and Doug talk about ghosting aka people leaving your community poorly. We look at the hard reality of leaving and we talk about healthy ways to do so and how to have the conversation, We also are attaching a litany of farewell in the show notes. Check out the episode to hear all about it. J.R. and Doug have a second conversation with Dave Eckert about creating safe culture in our churches for people with mental illness. There are a ton of helpful tips in here for pastors to have a better understanding on what resources are out there for our churches to access. Take a look and check out the resources below.Resources:National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.8255Montgomery County, PA Mobile Crisis Program (Access Services): 855.634.4673QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) / www.qprinstitute.comASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) / www.livingworks.netGiving and Taking Help by Alan Keith-LucasA Litany Of FarewellGood Christian people, I bid you now pray for the saving presence of our Living Lord:In this world​He is risenIn this city​He is risenIn this community​He is risenIn the hearts of all faithful people​He is risenBut especially I bid you pray and give thanks now for __________ who is leaving our midst:For expectations not met​Lord, have mercyFor grievances not resolved​Lord, have mercyFor wounds not healed​Lord, have mercyFor anger not dissolved​Lord, have mercyFor gifts not given​Lord, have mercyFor promises not kept​Lord, have mercyAnd also, for this portion of our pilgrimage in this place:​Thanks be to GodFor friendships made, celebration enjoyed and for moments of nurture​Thanks be to GodFor wounds healed, expectations met, gifts given, promises kept​Thanks be to GodFor bread and wine, body and blood​Thanks be to GodFor all the thoughtful, little, unheralded things done to make the day nice for someone​Thanks be to GodAnd so, to establish a home in another place with other members of the family of Christ​Go in peaceTo continue the journey with new friends and new adventures, new gifts to give and to receive​Go in peaceTo offer wisdom and experience, competence and compassion, in the vocation to which you are called​Go in peaceWith whatever fears, whatever sadness, whatever excitement may be yours​Go in peaceWith our faith in you, our hope in you, and our love of you​Go in peaceThe Lord watch between us while we are absent one from another in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.​Go in peaceThe great give away, J.R. is giving away 25 copies of his book, Fail: Finding Hope and Grace in the Midst of Ministry Failure to the first 25 people who write a review on our itunes page. To get a free copy of J.R.’s book, all you need to do is write a review, and then email Jane@Kairospartnerships.org your address and we will get it out to you. There is 1 left!!!!If you have any questions, comments, or thoughts for the show drop us a line, voice mail or smoke signal at dougmoister@gmail.com. We are a new podcast so we ask you to make sure to subscribe, write a review, and share this with other pastors and kingdom leaders. We hope to see the MMP community grow.

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