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Soul Shop

Ministering to Suicidal Desperation

Soul Shop

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
8:30am – 4:00pm

Summit Counseling Center
(Hosted at Mount Pisgah UMC)
2850 Old Alabama Rd.
Johns Creek, GA 30022

A One Day Training for Church Leaders

You Can Save A Life!

Addressing suicidal desperation as a regular aspect of ministry

Inside Soul Shop you will…

  • Explode the greatest myth regarding suicidal desperation.
  • Learn how to solve the greatest problem for people who need to talk about suicide.
  • Explore the hidden impact of suicide and suicidal desperation upon faith communities.
  • Learn a conversational approach to saving the life of someone considering suicide.
  • Discover a way of asking someone about suicide that is nonjudgmental, clear, and direct.
  • Take a second look at what the Bible actually has to say about suicide, suicide attempts, and suicidal thinking.
  • Learn how to make ministry to the desperate and those who love them a regular aspect of your preaching, teaching, and pastoral care.
  • Think about making your church a community where people navigating the dangerous passages of life find a place where they can reinvent their lives rather than self-destruct.

Morning Session

Suicide Talk

We explore the question, “Should we talk about suicide?” and discover that people dealing with suicide actually want to talk about it. We look at the incidence of suicide, self-injuries, suicidal thinking, and people impacted by the death of another. Finally, we offer a simple conversational approach to talking about suicide that can save lives.

Afternoon Session

Life Talk for Faith Communities

We learn how to make ministry to those dealing with suicidal desperation an aspect of all that the church does. We do a quick review of Biblical texts and make suggestions for preaching. We practice writing pastoral prayers and pray them together. We learn concrete ways of integrating suicide prevention into our pastoral care, teaching, and training.

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Please Fill Out a Separate Registration Form for Each Person Attending.

  • Workshop Fee

    1st Person Registered from Organization: $100
    Additional Person Registered from Organization: $50

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