Churches That Heal

An online, mental health training program from Renowned Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Henry Cloud.

Churches that Heal is a comprehensive digital program designed to equip churches, pastors, and the body of Christ to experience emotional healing, and to respond to mental health issues in their communities.

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The world is full of hurting people.
And the Church is not immune.

Many people in our churches are hurting.

Communities are struggling amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pastors themselves are also experiencing high levels of pain, stress, burnout, and depression.

All of this is often referred to as the “mental health crisis,” and rightly so.

In fact, almost 20 percent of Americans will have an anxiety disorder this year. This is real.

Did you know…

  • 1 out of 5 teenagers struggle with mental illness.
  • Suicide currently ranks as the second leading cause of death for persons age 10 to 24.
  • COVID-19 is expected to cause as many as 75,000 “deaths of despair.”
  • Nearly 60 percent of pastors say they’ve counseled someone with mental illness.
  • 23 percent of pastors acknowledge having personally struggled with mental illness themselves.
  • 75 percent of pastors report severe stress causing anguish, worry, bewilderment, anger, depression, fear, and alienation.

The mental health crisis is one we, the Church, cannot afford to ignore.

I believe the Church should be a place that hurting people run to, not away from.

Church, I know you want to help those who are suffering. But, the truth is that sometimes you just need some help figuring out how to do it. We have heard this message a lot over the past few years from pastors and leaders: “we feel ill-equipped to handle the issues of mental health in our churches and we need a simple program to help.” 

Years ago, I developed a model that ministries could use to help those struggling with what we now call “mental health” issues: depression, anxiety, stress, burnout, eating disorders, broken relational patterns, failure to launch, or confusion over how to accomplish their callings and bring their gifts to fruition. This program has been proven over decades and validated by research and many, many ministries, and the best part is this:

it is delivered through biblical processes whereby people discover that spiritual growth is also the answer to the pain that they feel.

They discover that God really does provide the answer. 

Said another way, it brings mental health struggles into the purview of spiritual growth, and that is why I believe the Church has such a powerful role to play.

Introducing, Churches That Heal

Which brings us to today, to your church, and to the hurting people in your community that God is calling you to reach. As the need increased and churches asked for more equipping in this area, I put this proven model into a comprehensive, simple-to-use program that gets a local church up and running with the help that people need. 

Through Churches That Heal, you will learn about the processes for healing that God outlines in Scripture and be given practical solutions for meeting the needs of those in your community who are struggling with mental and emotional issues. 

In today’s world, reaching the most people as effectively as possible means going digital. That’s why we created this digital platform, with over 40 videos and downloads, to support you anytime, anywhere.

Our Proven Roadmap for Churches

We’ve made it simple

Pastoral Healing

Pastors and staff teams get healthy first. After all, the health of a community begins with the health of its leaders. Through a staff retreat and small groups, church staff teams will experience a Pastoral Healing Journey, complete with a Leader Guide created specifically for church staff members.

Pastoral Training

Then, Pastors go through Mental Health Training where you’ll learn practical, nuts-and-bolts answers to deal with the challenging mental health issues your church faces such as:

  • When is the answer to pray for healing?
  • What is the best way to help someone struggling with an illegal drug addiction?
  • And more…

Church Kick-Off

Following the Pastoral Healing Journey and Mental Health Training, you will introduce the content to your community or church either through a Sunday morning series or half-day community event. In addition to videos for the event, we provide you with a Participant Guide and marketing and event materials.

Ongoing Training

Next, you will engage in ongoing training material I send you addressing specific mental health issues and emotional challenges your community may be facing, as well as Live Coaching Webinars. 

Small Group Study

Then, we encourage you to roll out the Small Group Study through your small groups ministry so that your entire church body can experience this healing message and transformational journey.

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Your Community Needs You

What do you want people who are suffering to experience when they come to your church and say “I have an issue”? 

What if your church could be known as a beacon of healing in your community? 

Pastors, now is the time to proactively embrace mental health issues and those who struggle with them. Churches That Heal was designed for you.

Let me be your psychologist and pastor and share a plan for healing that is both biblically-based and psychologically-sound.

Dr. Henry Cloud

  • Clinical Psychologist 
  • Pastor to Pastors
  • New York Times best-selling author
  • Author of 45 books with more than 20 million copies sold
  • Leading Christian voice on issues of mental health globally 
  • Founder of treatment centers
  • Creator of breakthrough new psychology models rooted in research


We built this platform with over 40 videos and digital downloads which allows me to come into your church, your living room, or simply your iPhone, and give you access to mental health teaching like never before. This entire program can be implemented completely virtually if you choose — making this the perfect time to begin this journey to improve mental health in your community.

Healing for Everyone

My goal is for any church and any person to be able to afford access to Churches That Heal. Experiencing the fullness of life for which Christ designed us is for everyone. Now, more than ever, is the time for the Church to rise up and be a place where the hurting can find healing.

Access the help you have been searching for to bring God’s plan for healing to fruition in your own life, the life of your church staff, and the life of those you shepherd.

Your community’s healing journey begins today with Churches That Heal.