Date/Time: January 30 - 11:45am - 1:30pm
Event Name: Heal KC Luncheon
9500 Wornall Rd
Kansas City, MO
Description: The Heal KC Network is designed to be a community of church staff and others networking in the context of care, counseling, recovery, and trauma healing ministry. Imagine a citywide Body of Christ in the KC area that is working together well as it provides ministries of emotional healing. We hope you can join us for this luncheon!
Each attendee will need to pay $10 online or at the door, in the form of cash or check. Lunch is included. We hope you can join us!
This Heal KC Network Luncheon will focus on the topics of anxiety and depression. Estimates are that over 30% of the population will experience an anxiety disorder at some point in their life. An estimated 17% of the population will experience a major depressive disorder at some point in their life. People experiencing anxiety or depression may turn to their church for help. Many congregations may not be equipped to adequately minister to the depth and magnitude of these conditions. How can the the Body of Christ provide the resources to care for those with anxiety and depression in a biblical sound and an emotionally healthy way? It is to this endeavor that we turn to at the next Heal KC Network Luncheon. Please join us on January 30th to enjoy a meal together and a panel discussion about anxiety and depression.
Featured Presenters include:
Damon and Beverly Brewington
Damon Brewington is Pastor of Believers of Glory in Jesus Christ Church in Belton, Missouri. He and his wife, Sister Beverly, are certified as First Responders in Mental Illness Awareness. Pastor and Beverly started a Mental Illness/Bipolar Support Group for parents of adult children with mental illness. The theme of the support is “Putting a Face to This Disease”.
The support group meeting is held monthly at Believers of Glory in Jesus Christ Church. The meeting has included psychiatrists, therapists, psychologists, First Responders of the Belton and Raymore Police and Fire Departments, CIT Officers, (Crisis Intervention Trained), a nursing practitioner, and a host of people who are battling with any mental illness disorder.
Pastor Chris Pinion has been involved in ministry for over 27 years. Pastor Chris trusted Christ in 1984 while at summer camp. In the summer of 1986, he surrendered his life to full time Christian ministry. He worked with Kansas City Youth for Christ, where he was discipled and challenged to grow deeper in his faith, and later graduated from Calvary Bible College. His dream was to see people who are disconnected from God and church experience life transformation through Jesus Christ. Pastor Chris has been involved in planting 3 churches throughout the Kansas City area and continues to network with church planters both nationally and internationally. He and his wife, Linda, have been married for 26 years. They have three boys Garrett, Blake, and Caden, and are blessed with two amazing daughter-in-laws.
“LifeQuest Church began just 16 years ago with less than 20 people. It has grown to over 200 in regular attendance, seeing thousands of lives changed along the way. Pastor Chris Pinion leads LifeQuest Church with a strong vision and passion to see those far from God filled with life in Christ. It’s an explosive, phenomenal movement of God – something you have to see to believe.
Caroline S. Cooper is a Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) in Missouri. She is the executive director of Mental Health Connect of Missouri, a faith-based nonprofit dedicated to mental health education and awareness. She has led workshops at the Real Voices, Real Choices conference and Mental Health KC. Caroline has had speaking opportunities through her nonprofit. Caroline is also a published author. Her first book, “In This Corner: Battling Depression from Inside the Ring” is a faith-based workbook using the analogy of a boxing match. Additional work includes freelance articles and Essays on Mental Illness, a compilation of stories from real people sharing their experience with mental illness. Caroline and her husband have been married for 36 years. They have four children and two grandchildren. For more information about the nonprofit, please visit www.ingodscorner.org.
Amanda Goin Burgess
Amanda originally hails from Nashville where she travels often for parents, pals, sibs and piles of nieces and nephews. She currently lives in the Waldo area with he husband, Matt, along with their cat, Olive (aka, “Little Miss Sunshine”). She enjoy walks and yoga, podcasts, birding, books, big laughs with friends, music and coffee. She was ordained an Anglican priest in 2012 in Pittsburgh, PA. While serving in the ‘Burgh area, she received a call to oversee pastoral care at Christ Church Anglican in Overland Park, Kansas in 2015. Since that time, the Lord continues to expand her imagination for care and healing. Amanda says, “I am humbled and grateful for the work I get to do with Him and his people.”