Churches

Caring for our neighbors in a COVID-19 mental health crisis – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

How can the people of God provide the most tangible care and support to their friends and neighbors in the midst a long and drawn out medical and mental health crisis? For the last couple of weeks, our team has been wrestling with the short and long-term mental health implications of COVID-19. We know churches are the first place many will turn to in the days and weeks ahead as life becomes more difficult. Even the American Psychiatric Association (APA)…

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quarantine, churches, coronavirus – Christian Article

Tweet The recent quarantine for the coronavirus caused many people to shelter-in-place but it’s also closed many churches, and some churches may never open again. Hurting Churches The Coronavirus has caused many businesses to close their doors and millions of people are hunkering down in their homes with a shelter-in-place recommendation from the state or health authorities. As a result, many of these smaller businesses will close permanently, but so will thousands of churches. What was hoped to be only…

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Are kids from devoutly Christian families with same-sex attraction at higher risk of suicide? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

The featured article in this month’s Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) is titled LGBT Youth, Mental Health, and Spiritual Care: Psychiatric Collaboration With Health Care Chaplains. As one of a very small number of Academy members in a position to comment on the cultural competency necessary in working with Christian families who adhere to traditional church teaching regarding sexual expression, I’ve been wrestling with how to best respond to the authors. One reason this…

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How The Local Church Is Changing The World – Christian Article

Tweet The local church is changing the world more than you can imagine, and doing it one community at a time. Church and Community Not all communities who live in poverty have schools. Not everyone has access to hospitals or even clean water, but where there’s a local church, there is hope. Churches belong to the community, so they are uniquely placed to meet their needs. And in partnership with international charities, churches can…

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