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 worldHe is risenIn this cityHe is risenIn this communityHe is risenIn the hearts of all faithful peopleHe is risenBut especially I bid you pray and give thanks now for __________ who is leaving our midst:For expectations not metLord, have mercyFor grievances not resolvedLord, have mercyFor wounds not healedLord, have mercyFor anger not dissolvedLord, have mercyFor gifts not givenLord, have mercyFor promises not keptLord, have mercyAnd also, for this portion of our pilgrimage in this place:Thanks be to GodFor friendships made, celebration enjoyed and for moments of nurtureThanks be to GodFor wounds healed, expectations met, gifts given, promises keptThanks be to GodFor bread and wine, body and bloodThanks be to GodFor all the thoughtful, little, unheralded things done to make the day nice for someoneThanks be to GodAnd so, to establish a home in another place with other members of the family of ChristGo in peaceTo continue the journey with new friends and new adventures, new gifts to give and to receiveGo in peaceTo offer wisdom and experience, competence and compassion, in the vocation to which you are calledGo in peaceWith whatever fears, whatever sadness, whatever excitement may be yoursGo in peaceWith our faith in you, our hope in you, and our love of youGo 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 email@example.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.