Suicide. We’ve got to talk about it despite the fact that people would rather not. That’s why Delafield Presbyterian Church, Saint Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Parish and Christ the King Lutheran Church have teamed up to present Soul Shop: Ministering to Suicidal Desperation, a one-day training to be held on Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. at Delafield Presbyterian Church. While directed to pastors and faith community leaders, Soul Shop training benefits counselors, first responders and essentially anyone interested in learning how to effectively minister to suicidal desperation.
Soul Shop equips pastors to speak to suicidal desperation as a regular aspect of their ministries and is founded on the notion that “Faith communities have a responsibility not only for preventing suicide and suicide attempts, but also for addressing those impacted by the agony and isolation of suicidal desperation.”
The workshop includes addressing the primary obstacles to dealing with suicidal desperation (stigma, fear, and shame); statistics/facts about suicide; and how ministries can create a supportive environment while fundamentally altering the way people deal with this subject and one another. Registration for this event is only $5. Lunch is included in the price of registration.