The church's response to child and adolescent mental health disorders has too often been characterized by fear and misinformation rather than grace or wisdom. The result has been families that desperately need practical advice and pastoral care on these disorders, and on the thorny issues that often surround them. Our guest, a psychologist will discuss various issues that members of our own church families deal with like: autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, disruptive behavior disorders, depression, bipolar disorders and more. Learn how the Church has a unique role to play in being part of a supportive community.
Do you know there is a war going on? It’s one you can’t see but it is real, none the less. This spiritual warfare is intense and is designed to cripple you in your walk with the Lord. How do we recognize the enemy? How can we identify the attacks? Come with your questions to learn how to be victorious in the very battle for your soul.
Matthew S. Stanford (PhD, Baylor University) is CEO of the Hope and Healing Center and Institute in Houston, Texas, and adjunct professor of psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine and the Houston Methodist Hospital Institute for Academic Medicine. His research on the interplay between mental health and faith has been featured in such national publications as The New York Times, USA Today, and Christianity Today. A Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, he is the author of several books including Grace for the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness and Grace for the Children: Finding Hope in the Midst of Child and Adolescent Mental Illness.
Dr. Payne is a pastor, teacher, speaker, author and former NFL chaplain. He is currently on staff at Antioch Bible Church of Redmond, WA. where his primary role is serving as the Pastor of Leadership Development and Discipleship Training. He served as the chaplain for the Seattle Seahawks football team from 1994-2015.