On World Mental Health Day (Oct. 10), Spiritual First Aid will join forces with Hope Made Strong and Biola’s Rosemead School of Psychology/Mental Health in the Church Initiative to present the Church Mental Health Summit. The free online summit for church leaders is a one-day, on-demand event that will be available Monday, Oct. 10 from 7:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. ET. Featured speakers include such prominent industry leaders in faith and mental health as Dr. Anita Phillips, John Townsend, Kay Warren, Danielle Strickland, Dr. Jamie Aten, and many more.
“Over 5,000 church leaders from over 80 countries participated in last year’s summit, and the summit is on track to significantly exceed those numbers, highlighting the growing awareness and need for effective mental health care in churches in the United States and around the globe,” said Dr. Jamie Aten, Co-Founder of Spiritual First Aid. “We’re thrilled to partner with Hope Made Strong and Rosemead School of Psychology for the Church Mental Health Summit.”
“It’s an honor and privilege to collaborate with Spiritual First Aid and Rosemead School of Psychology in presenting a gathering of world-class speakers, pastors, and those with lived experience to equip the local church around the globe to support mental health in their churches and communities,” said Laura Howe of Hope Made Strong. “On-demand sessions will address mental health issues—from leadership wellbeing to strategies for pastoral care—that matter most to church leaders. This free event gives access to top-tier training for everyone.”
By attending the Church Mental Health Summit, participants will be equipped with practical tools, engage with biblically based resources, and learn research-developed strategies to support mental health.
The summit’s presentations are organized into 4 tracks: Church Health, Community Health, Leadership Health, and Missions/Culture. Sessions are open to all participants for free on October 10th.
“We’re grateful to help present the Church Mental Health Summit,” said Chris Adams, Executive Director, Mental Health & the Church Initiative, Biola’s Rosemead School of Psychology. “It’s a great fit for us at Rosemead, where our relational ethos, degree program design, and integrative coursework challenge students to grow personally and professionally throughout their time here. The Rosemead Mental Health and the Church Initiative represents Rosemead’s ongoing commitment to equip students to meet the needs of Christian leaders, congregations, and communities around the world.”
To register for the summit or learn more, visit ChurchMentalHealthSummit.com.