Helping the Local Church
become a place hurting people run to, not away fromBecome A Church That Heals
“To me, one of the saddest things is when people dealing with emotional pain make a step toward God by knocking on the door of a church and it doesn’t go well.”
Over the past several years, we have heard from Christian leaders all over the globe: “we feel ill-equipped to handle the mental health issues and emotional challenges faced by those in our churches and we need help.”
That is why I created Churches That Heal: an all-new, digital toolkit designed to equip pastors and churches to handle issues of mental health in their communities through a biblical and psychologically-sound path of healing. The opportunity for the Church to engage in mental health conversations is unprecedented and never been needed more.
Pastors are not exempt from the pain experienced by their congregants, and additionally, face unique pressures as a result of their calling. The widespread stress, the burnout, and the public failures of pastors has deeply saddened me, and led me to also create a special track just for the healing of pastors’ hearts.
Churches That Heal is the culmination of my life’s work in the arena of mental health and the next step in my desire to help ensure the local church is the best place for hurting people to find healing. I’m honored to share this new resource with you and link arms as we build local churches that hurting people run to, not away from.
I pray the local church becomes a beacon for healing in communities all around the world and that every church will become a church that heals.
Churches That Heal
- Unique logins for 10 total staff members
- Church Program: Over 30 videos, comprehensive curriculum, and marketing materials broken down into three parts:
- Pastoral Healing
- Pastoral Mental Health Training
- Church and Community Rollout
- Small Group Curriculum: Video series, Participant Workbook, and Leader Guide; unlimited access for everyone in your church or community!
- Video Library: Access to hundreds of Dr. Cloud’s messages and topical video content for staff development and utilization at church-wide events.
- Regular Equipping: Quarterly live webinars with Dr. Cloud, monthly devotional emails, and more, all addressing specific mental health issues and emotional challenges your community may be facing.
Our church, Church of the Free, is an exceptional grace filled church. Churches that Heal allowed us to walk thru God’s design with our member for healing and growth with this equation: Grace + Truth + Time. The videos, workbooks, and questions in the workbook allowed us to deliver consistent experience for groups without putting the burden on the group facilitator or leader. It’s been life giving by allowing u to foster connections and communities within the body.
Bonnie J. Maingault
Church of the Free
The resources available from Churches That Heal have been invaluable in my ministry and in our church. One of the most difficult parts of ministry for me is knowing when and where to refer when an issue is too big for me. Dr. Cloud’s video on the subject has changed the way I help people and refer to professionals. We are a better, healthier, stronger congregation because of the Churches That Heal resource.
Family Ministry and Discipleship Pastor
Vero Beach Nazarene Church
Here are just a few of the communities implementing Churches That Heal!
Woodstock City Church
Clear Lake Presbyterian Church
River Community Church
West Jordan, UT
Grace United Methodist
Bayside Community Church
Faith Baptist Church
St. Benedict Catholic Church
Holmdel, New Jersey
Dr. Henry Cloud
Dr. Cloud is a Clinical Psychologist, Pastor to Pastors, and New York Times best-selling author. His 45 books, including the iconic Boundaries, have sold over 20 million copies worldwide. Throughout his storied career as a clinician, he started treatment centers, created breakthrough new models rooted in research, and has been a leading voice on issues of mental health on a global scale.
For over four decades, Dr. Henry Cloud has counseled hundreds of ministry leaders and served scores of ministries around the world. Very early on in his career, he devoted himself to lifting the veil on the conversation around mental health in the church, before these issues were a part of our daily conversation. Since, Dr. Cloud has been dedicated to developing resources to address the unique mental health challenges of today’s culture.