Equipping Faith Communities to Minister to Those Impacted by Suicide
Submitted by Nathan Babcock, Buchanan Christian Church Pastor
Soul ShopTM, the leading provider of faith-based suicide prevention workshops in the US.
The target audience for this one-day workshop is pastors, minster, clergy and benefits counselors, lay ministry leaders, first responders and essentially anyone interested in learning how to effectively minister to those impacted by suicide.
“Given that 6% of adults and 17% of adolescents are thinking about suicide at any given time and 50% of any congregation is impacted by suicide in some form, this is an issue that the church cannot avoid. Communities of faith have both a theological obligation and a call by God to face this challenge head on, equipping members to do the same.” Michelle Snyder, Soul Shop Executive Director.
Soul ShopTM workshops includes addressing the primary obstacles to dealing with suicide such as stigma, fear, and shame; statistics/facts about suicide; and how ministries can create a supportive environment while shifting the culture around how people deal with this subject and one another.
Since its development in 2014, Soul Shop has trained thousands nationally and internationally in suicide awareness and has facilitated the development of suicide prevention plans within numerous community teams.
Soul Shop for Leaders – Buchanan, MI — Soul ShopTM Movement (soulshopmovement.org)
- Who: Buchanan Christian Church
- What: Soul Shop Suicide Prevention Trainings
- Soul Shop for Leaders – Tuesday, January 24, 2023 from 8:30am-4:30pm
- Where: Buchanan Christian Church
- 112 W Third St, Buchanan MI 49107
About Buchanan Christian Church: BCC is an independent congregation of people whose mission is to be and make disciples of Jesus who serve God by serving others. We believe that the Bible is the word of God. We believe in the deity of Christ, his atoning death, and bodily resurrection. We attempt to follow the pattern of the New Testament church in faith and practice.
Pastor Nate Babcock
Services at 10:30am Sundays