1 / 5 people who visit or belong to your church has a mental health concern. Winebrenner Theological Seminary invites you to a half-day conference to learn how to better understand, embrace and respond to the uniqueness and gifts of those of us with mental health concerns.
The event will take place from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm in the Winebrenner building at 950 N Main Street in Findlay, Ohio. Scroll down for breakout sessions, cost and registration.
Dr. Stephen Grcevich (MD, Northeast Ohio Medical University) is a child and adolescent psychiatrist who combines over 25 years of knowledge gained through clinical practice and teaching with extensive research experience evaluating medications prescribed to children and teens for ADHD, anxiety, and depression. Dr. Grcevich has been a presenter at over 35 national and international medical conferences and is a past recipient of the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
Dr. Grcevich blogs at Church4EveryChild, is a regular contributor for Moody Radio Cleveland and frequently speaks at national and international ministry conferences on mental health and spiritual development. His first book, Mental Health and the Church, was published by Zondervan in February 2018.
Steve and his wife Denise live in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.
Too often labels are put on individuals plagued by addiction and they are shunned. This session will define addiction and focus on specific action steps you can take to assist those in need. A wealth of resources will also be shared. Let’s not walk away, let’s take action today. Let the healing begin!
Led by Dr. Kelli Jo Arndt
Jesus told us that we all would suffer trials (John 16:33). Death, Suicide, Overdose, Divorce, Job Loss, Broken Relationships… we ALL suffer losses, and sometimes hearing the words, “I’m praying for you,” is not enough. In this session, participants will learn strategies to effectively help those who are grieving from various losses throughout their lives.
Led by Dr. Mary Iiames, Assistant Professor in Clinical Counseling at Winebrenner Seminary and Licensed School Counselor
Attendees with learn strategies and gain practical tools to compassionately and effectively support and include children (and their families) in their Church body and programs who experience autism, anger issues, anxiety symptoms, and ADHD Additionally, attendees will be given an overview of the symptoms that relate to the different needs of individuals within these diagnosis categories.
– Pastor Elyse Everhart, licensed professional clinical counselor and Winebrenner Master of Divinity graduate
– Pastor Nathan Madison, Winebrenner Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling student
– Heidi Masters-Siebenaler, Winebrenner Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling student
Session participants will become informed about the feelings of inferiority and shame that affect persons living with mental illness in the church. Participants will learn how shame affects those who experience it. They will also learn how to facilitate the freedom and comfort that only God provides, for those who experience shame.
Led by Dr. Karen McGibbon, LPC & Assistant Professor in Clinical Counseling
Dr. Grcevich will lead a special breakout session for pastors to discuss the needs of those with mental health concerns and ways that church leaders can more effectively minister to those needs.
Welcome & Introduction
Keynote Speaker Dr. Stephen Grcevich
Break Out Session #1
Break Out Session #2
Keynote Speaker Dr. Stephen Grcevich
Closing & Prayer
For details regarding the event, including registration and payment, please contact event organizer Dr. Mary Iiames at firstname.lastname@example.org / 419-434-4246.