Pastor's Educational Breakfast - Edmonton and Toronoto
Edmonton- October 22nd 2013, City Life Church, Leduc, Alberta.
Toronto - October 24th 2013, Harvest Family Church, Mississauga, Ontario.
An Educational Breakfast
for pastors, para-church ministry leaders, youth leaders and women’s ministry leaders
This is an event for anyone who wants to understand and be more effective in ministry to members of the church and their families who are dealing with eating disorders, self harm and other life-controlling issues.
The areas covered during this informational session will include:
- Understanding Eating Disorders and Self Harm in the Church
- How You can Help: Avoiding Common Mistakes
- When to Refer for Help
The morning will feature:
Nicola Bartel - Nicola Bartel has been in active ministry to troubled young women for the last 18 years.
Today Nicola serves as the Executive Director of Mercy Ministries Canada, overseeing all aspects of this Christian residential program for young women, dealing with various life-controlling issues, including eating disorders and self harm.
Nicola's passion for ministry to young women started as a youth leader in her church. She went on to serve as program director at a home for pregnant teenagers, then implemented an innovative program for adults living with fetal alcohol syndrome. Nicola holds a variety of care designations that build on her background in Cognitive, Counselling, Family Systems and as a Community Social Service Worker.
Natasha Files - Natasha Files found freedom from self-destructive behaviours through the Mercy Ministries program, before a home had been built in Canada.
Today, she holds a Masters degree in Social Work, is a Registered Social Worker, and has supported individuals and families, in community, residential, and hospital mental health settings. Natasha works to build understanding of the factors that lead to and trap young women in self-destructive cycles.
As a Mercy Ministries graduate herself, Natasha strongly believes in the power of Truth to bring about transformation, based on her experience with transformational Love.
A Hot Breakfast will be served
Cost: $25, Time: 8:30 - 10:30
October 22nd 2013, City Life Church 5216 50 Avenue, Leduc, Alberta
October 24th 2013, Harvest Family Church, 2700 Argentia Road, Mississauga, Ontario
As a partner with The Church in caring for its members, Mercy Ministries of Canada is proud to sponsor this event to further strengthen the church in its mission to bring freedom to those held captive to destructive patterns in their lives.
For more information or to register offline please email email@example.com
or call toll free in Canada 1-855-556-3729