Mental Health Ministry

The Regional Council of Churches has been working with C.H.I.P.(Community Health Interfaith Partnership)a coalition of clinicians and professionals, nonprofit organizations, faith-based and secular agencies, public agencies, and congregations, to bring together in one place resources to help faith leaders effectively minister to those in their congregations and their communities who have mental or addictive illness. A majority of those with a mental illness turn first to a spiritual leader for help or are first recognized by clergy as someone who needs help. Yet, clergy are frequently not equipped with the resources to provide appropriate support and referral information. 

We are more aware than ever before of the importance of caring for those with a mental illness and the consequences of our failures to properly diagnose and treat mental illness. The Compassionate Congregations Toolbox was created by C.H.I.P. to put into the hands of clergy and lay leaders the tools they need promote faith communities where awareness, welcome, support, appropriate referral, and spiritual care for individuals and families facing mental illness are provided, where barriers of fear and stigma are broken down by openness, education, and personal connection. Please have a look www.CHIPGeorgia.com

On the wesite you will find some history of the collboration, the leaders of the group, the members of the coalition, and the Creating Compassionate Congregations Mental Health Ministry Toolbox.

Resources for Churches Adapting to Social Isolation



As containment of COVID-19 forces your worshiping community to implement 'shelter in place' worship and practice social isolation, the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship offers these resources to help you plan and cope in ways that encourage and support your community.


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COVID-19Help Map from Atlanta community Food Bank

The Atlanta Community Food Bank 

distributes over 60 million pounds of donated grocery products a year to more than 600 nonprofit partner agencies that feed the hungry in 29 counties across metro Atlanta and north Georgia.
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