KC Bible-Based Trauma Healing Initial Equipping Session
Building missional awareness, community, and collaboration around Jesus and His mission to heal wounded hearts
Purpose of this Initial Equipping Session
To train participants to become facilitators in the American Bible Society's Trauma Healing Institute Ministry using the curriculum, Healing the Wounds of Trauma: How the Church Can Help.
About this Initial Equipping Session
Participants learn basic biblical and mental health principles related to trauma care. They will also:
•explore if they themselves are carrying any wounds of trauma or loss and bring those to Christ for healing
•learn how to lead groups in a participatory way
•learn the program model
•develop plans for using what they learn in their ministries, organizations, and community
Trauma healing facilitators aim to “do no harm” to those they help. To this end, participants are evaluated during this equipping session. A simple test measures mastery of content. A short practice facilitation exercise includes feedback on facilitator strengths and suggestions to address areas needing improvement.
Who Should Attend?
This training is open to laypeople and ministry/church leaders, including but not limited to mental health professionals, social justice advocates, NGO workers, and various others. The necessary qualifications are as follows:
•able to communicate in English
•have sufficient status to teach others in a community
•able to attend the entire training
•be at least 18 years old
•committed to help trauma survivors
•able to give at least 2 weeks throughout each year to trauma healing
This Initial Equipping Session is followed by a practicum in which apprentice facilitators teach the core lessons at least two times. The training process is completed with an Advanced Equipping session.
Why Trauma Healing?
Trauma knows no boundaries of nationality, gender, age, social class, or race. We all live in a fallen world and groan inwardly from the painful consequences of the Fall. Trauma can create a barrier to people engaging with Scripture and creates a barrier to God, community, and self. People that have experienced trauma may read the Bible or hear scripture spoken, but yet the messages they so desperately need may not get into their hearts due to trauma. A Bible-based response to trauma and the Church being equipped to provide it can bring forth much fruit. The Church is uniquely called to this mission field of trauma healing.
Training Facilitators for this Initial Equipping Session
Natalie's passion, desire, and goal for her life is to reflect the true heart and character of God and that He uses her to share Jesus' healing, hope and love with others. This passion has inspired Natalie in this season of her faith journey to dedicate her time to several ministries including The Wall Project for multi-ethnic reconciliation among the Church, becoming a Training Facilitator in Trauma Healing and pursuing her Master’s degree in Counseling.
Mel is a retired social worker. He and his wife, Rebecca, volunteer at a federal prison with soon to be released inmates. And Mel facilitates relapse prevention groups at a local recovery home. Mel and Rebecca enjoy their 6 kids and 10 grandkids.
Mark is the Director of Bible-Based Trauma Healing Ministry in the KC area with The Sending Project. He is a marriage and family therapist who has worked with traumatized children, youth, and their families for the last 14 years. He has led approximately 20 pastors' conferences in Nicaragua, helping to facilitate the healing of emotional and spiritual wounds in pastors and church leaders. Mark's passion is building awareness, community, and collaboration around Jesus and his mission to heal wounded hearts.
July 26-29, 2019
Check in at 12:30pm, Friday, July 26
Friday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm
Monday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
Hillcrest Covenant Church
8801 Nall Avenue
Prairie Village, KS 66207
Event Participation Fee:
$50 per person
Limited number of scholarships available
This Initial Equipping session is limited to 36 people.
To save your spot, please register here as soon as possible.
Payment is accepted in the form of check, cash, or credit card. Credit card payment is done at the time of online registration. Checks or cash payments must arrive at The Sending Project office, located at Indian Creek Community Church, no later than July 20, 2019, to reserve your spot.
Our mailing address is:
The Sending Project
12480 S Black Bob Rd
Olathe, KS 66062
For more information contact Mark Davis, Director of KC-area Bible-Based Trauma Healing Ministry, at 913-206-6835 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What KC Trauma Healing Participants Are Saying
•"I recommend Trauma Healing groups of the Trauma Healing Institute because it changed my Life…” (Kansas City pastor)
•"I thank God for this moment. I am so blessed for how God works with His people. I feel 100% healed…”
•“I have laid all actions and feelings of resentment, which I have been slowed down by, at the cross. I surrender my will to His will for my life…”
•“...It was a blessing to be part of this Trauma Healing program…I didn't know that I had many wounds in my life when I am serving in the Kingdom of God work for the past sixteen years as a full-time minister; but in this training I saw all the wounds in my life and I brought all to the cross. I am free and blessed by this Trauma Healing program….” (Kansas City Pastor)