Advent & Christmas with the Mentally Ill (Episode 28)


It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Or is it? Seasonal affective disorder, harsh memories, loss of loved ones, dissatisfaction with life can impact people in our churches. And church planters are not immune! Perhaps in a new community, overwhelmed with planning, and being a constant support can weigh us down. Join Dr. Nate Crawford, Director of Here/Hear, an organization supporting people living with mental illness—to hear about potential ideas, resources, and encouragement in this Advent/Christmas season.

You can find out more information about Here/Here on Facebook and their website.

NotYetChristmas Front CVR SM copyIt’s Not Yet Christmas—get an Advent devotional reader unlike anything you’ve used before. Filled with Scripture, commentary, and poetry, this work by J. D. Walt will challenge your groups to think and live more Christianly in light of Advent. Find advent resources from the Wesleyan Church online at


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