For over a century, we've been ministering to people during some of the most difficult times in their lives. We've encountered hurting souls struggling with everything from drug and alcohol addiction, to a serious illness, or the loss of a loved one. We've shared the hope that is ours in Christ at a time when they needed it most, and we've witnessed our Savior using these "real life" challenges to pour out blessings upon them.
These challenges however, can also touch our lives, and the lives of those we know and love. When they do, we're filled with a desire to help, but may often find ourselves feeling uncertain of what to do, or how to help, and this uncertainty can hinder our efforts to help and support the ones we love.
In Corinthians, Paul tells us that God "comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God." In other words, God wishes to use our experiences, to teach us how to help one another. Mindful of this, we have put together a series of presentations to share some of our experiences with you. In doing so, we hope to raise awareness and promote discussion on these difficult issues, so that together, we might learn how to better offer Christian love and support to one another as we face these "real life" challenges.
For more information, please follow the links below:
Understanding Addiction - Phil Merten
Forgiveness - The Family Business for God's Children - Phil Merten
Dealing with God's Gift of Anger - Phil Merten
Stinking Thinking - Phil Merten
Crossing Boundaries - Phil Merten
Dealing with Suicide - Ken Wenzel
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Ken Wenzel
Christian Hope with Medical Objects - Ken Wenzel
The Journey of Grief - Joseph Radsek
Eating Disorders 101 - Joseph Radsek
Domestic Violence - Mark Wenzel
Advance Care Planning - Mark Wenzel
We would also be happy to tell you about the various kinds of institutional "mission" work we do in: