BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

 

An initiative of Christian Counseling Ministries of WNY – Reaching behind closed doors to illuminate and eliminate the stigma and secrecy of marital, family, and mental health-related crises open pathways toward help, health, and healing.

Mission

To mentor Christian leaders to identify and respond to the social-emotional and mental health-related needs of their members and local communities.

Purpose

To motivate, mentor, and support the local church body in addressing the
growing mental health crises and needs of their communities from a holistic
perspective, encompassing the physical, mental, social-emotional, relational,
and spiritual health of the individuals, couples, and families they serve.

Goals and Initiative

1. To EXAMINE how churches and Christian organizations are addressing mental health-related issues in their circles of influence.
2. To EDUCATE Christian leaders to identify marital, family, and mental health-related issues and needs in their churches, communities, and beyond.
3. To EQUIP Christian leaders with the knowledge, skills, and resources to respond to the marital, family, and mental health-related issues and crises of their members and communities.
4. To ELEVATE the Christian church as a place for healing where believers and non-believers can turn, in times of crisis, without fear of judgment,
to receive hope, counsel, and restoration.

Means

Through quarterly meetings, open to church, para-church, and community
leaders, CCM of WNY will provide education, training, and resources to
assist leaders in addressing the mental health-related issues occurring behind
closed doors in their circles of influence. CCM will facilitate discussions to determine the needs of leaders and create a community of support.