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2022 Spring Events
How Trauma Hides (February 26, April 30, June 4)
Trauma is in the church, yet it is often hard to see and can look like other things. A man’s seemingly unforgiving or distant disposition could be a self-protective traumatic response. A woman’s chronic illness might be directly connected to living through an emotionally distressing situation. A church member’s resistance to being involved in the life of the church may be connected to a disturbing past betrayal. Trauma burrows deep and can be hard to identify.
A lack of understanding about the hidden realities of trauma can lead to further harm or re-traumatization. But what can you do if you don’t know what to look for? Pastors and ministry leaders often feel out of their league. Referral to professional counseling is not the only option for trauma-inflicted members of your church. Healing starts with an informed understanding of what traumatization looks like, how it can be misunderstood, and why the gospel is a relevant response.
Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids with Eliza Huie
Date: May 14th
Location: Village Church Hampden
Hope For Parents (March 12)
Association of Biblical Counselors 2022 Conference (April 21-23)
Books and Resources by Eliza
What does it look like for a Christian to live a balanced life that honors God? This book offers practical guidance for renewing body and soul so that readers will be energized to engage life with fresh enthusiasm and vigor for service to God. Focusing on six key areas, including your spiritual life, physical life, community life, your work, your purpose, and how you rest. Christian’s gain strategies to experience transformation in how they care for themselves and others.
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Our lives are influenced by technology like never before. Screens and devices have become a part of our daily lives bringing many benefits, as well as challenges – not least to the area of parenting. Our kids are digital natives, never having known a world that wasn’t saturated with screens, their knowledge and experience rapidly outstrip that of even the most technologically literate parents. Raising them to make safe and godly choices in this area is difficult as many of us are still working out how to use technology wisely ourselves.
Whether you are a parent of teens or preteens you will find several practical tips on how to wisely raise your kids in the midst of a hyper-sexualized world. The tips come in the form of what not to do without giving a sense of judgment or failure. Instead, the book takes a look at the value of reframing the mistakes both parents and teens may have already made and gives a hopeful picture of how our compassionate Father moves toward us in our struggles. The book offers a hopeful look at how parents can build better communication and relationship with their teens while remembering that God is at work in both kids and parents.
The Whole Life is a great book to read with a group. Reading with others fosters accountability and allows you to get so much more out of the book as you engage with others. Grab a few friends and start reading together. Use this groups guide to help you.