Faith In The Face Of Mental Illness
Stephanie Addenbrooke Bean
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly one in five U.S. adults live with a mental illness. That’s 44.7 million adults. These illnesses may vary in type and in severity, but the truth is that mental health and mental illness are prevalent topics in our society. This class will cover some of the most prevalent forms of mental illness, and ask questions as to what the Bible says about these issues and how best as a church community we can love those living with mental illness.
Faith In the Face of Sadness: Mood Disorders and Christianity (March 17)
Faith In the Face of Fear: Anxiety and Christianity (March 24)
Faith In the Face of Food: Eating Disorders and Christianity (March 31)
Love One Another: Living Together as a Community of Faith (April 7)
About Our Classes
Our Sunday classes seek to equip our congregation to live more faithfully and authentically for the glory of Christ. At the heart of all our classes is the gospel - the good news of the grace of Jesus Christ - and the belief that true spiritual transformation happens when we apply the Gospel to all of life. As the biblical gospel takes root in our minds and hearts, we come to love God more fully, live in community more authentically, and serve God more faithfully in the world.
Most broadly, our class topics fall into one of three categories:
First, we want to teach the core elements of the Christian Faith. These courses include overviews of the Bible, the basics of Christian theology, and surveys of church history.
Second, we want to build Christian character. These classes explore the ways in which the gospel teaches us to pray, worship, grow in holiness, forgive and reconcile, and live in community.
Third, we want to equip for Christian service. Every Christian is called to serve. Thus, these classes discuss living a gospel-centered life for the sake of others. Classes include personal evangelism, apologetics, world missions, work, mercy ministry, marriage, parenting, and financial stewardship.
Classes meet downstairs in the Fellowship Hall.