1 hr 1 min

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

    • Christianity

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: 1.800.273.8255
Montgomery County, PA Mobile Crisis Program (Access Services): 855.634.4673
QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) / www.qprinstitute.com
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) / www.livingworks.net
Giving and Taking Help by Alan Keith-Lucas

A Litany Of Farewell

Good Christian people, I bid you now pray for the saving presence of our Living Lord:

In this world
​He is risen
In this city​
He is risen
In this community
​He is risen
In the hearts of all faithful people
​He is risen
But especially I bid you pray and give thanks now for __________ who is leaving our midst:
For expectations not met
​Lord, have mercy
For grievances not resolved
​Lord, have mercy
For wounds not healed
​Lord, have mercy
For anger not dissolved
​Lord, have mercy
For gifts not given
​Lord, have mercy
For promises not kept
​Lord, have mercy
And also, for this portion of our pilgrimage in this place:
​Thanks be to God
For friendships made, celebration enjoyed and for moments of nurture
​Thanks be to God
For wounds healed, expectations met, gifts given, promises kept
​Thanks be to God
For bread and wine, body and blood
​Thanks be to God
For all the thoughtful, little, unheralded things done to make the day nice for someone
​Thanks be to God
And so, to establish a home in another place with other members of the family of Christ
​Go in peace
To continue the journey with new friends and new adventures, new gifts to give and to receive
​Go in peace
To offer wisdom and experience, competence and compassion, in the vocation to which you are called
​Go in peace
With whatever fears, whatever sadness, whatever excitement may be yours
​Go in peace
With our faith in you, our hope in you, and our love of you
​Go in peace
The 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 peace

The 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: 1.800.273.8255
Montgomery County, PA Mobile Crisis Program (Access Services): 855.634.4673
QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) / www.qprinstitute.com
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) / www.livingworks.net
Giving and Taking Help by Alan Keith-Lucas

A Litany Of Farewell

Good Christian people, I bid you now pray for the saving presence of our Living Lord:

In this world
​He is risen
In this city​
He is risen
In this community
​He is risen
In the hearts of all faithful people
​He is risen
But especially I bid you pray and give thanks now for __________ who is leaving our midst:
For expectations not met
​Lord, have mercy
For grievances not resolved
​Lord, have mercy
For wounds not healed
​Lord, have mercy
For anger not dissolved
​Lord, have mercy
For gifts not given
​Lord, have mercy
For promises not kept
​Lord, have mercy
And also, for this portion of our pilgrimage in this place:
​Thanks be to God
For friendships made, celebration enjoyed and for moments of nurture
​Thanks be to God
For wounds healed, expectations met, gifts given, promises kept
​Thanks be to God
For bread and wine, body and blood
​Thanks be to God
For all the thoughtful, little, unheralded things done to make the day nice for someone
​Thanks be to God
And so, to establish a home in another place with other members of the family of Christ
​Go in peace
To continue the journey with new friends and new adventures, new gifts to give and to receive
​Go in peace
To offer wisdom and experience, competence and compassion, in the vocation to which you are called
​Go in peace
With whatever fears, whatever sadness, whatever excitement may be yours
​Go in peace
With our faith in you, our hope in you, and our love of you
​Go in peace
The 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 peace

The 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.

1 hr 1 min