Soul Shop™ will be hosted at North Liberty Presbyterian Church (209 North Liberty -Plain Grove Road, Grove City) on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. (Registration begins at 8:30 AM.)
This is a one-day training to equip faith community leaders to minister to those impacted by suicidal desperation. This includes the creation of worship resource, training congregation members in suicide awareness and basic conversation skills, and the invitation to those who have been suicidal in the past to share their stories.
This one day course for every lay leaders who shapes the ministry of a church, both clergy and lay persons, will cost $25.00 per person. This will cover the conference fee, materials, refreshments and lunch.
Soul Shop™ is focused on persons impacted by suicidal depression, including:
- those considering suicide, even if they never act on that thinking,
- those concerned about a loved one who may be considering suicide,
- those who have lost someone they know to suicide, and
- those who have been suicidal in the past, but may have never told anyone because of shame.
Altogether, these categories include about 50% of a typical congregation.
Soul Shop™ is not simply a suicide prevention program. Of course we want to prevent suicide, but we are concerned about all these other impacts that leave people feeling isolated and desperate. Soul Shop™ is a movement. Addressing suicidal desperation involves changing organizational culture. Come and become better equipped to serve this need.