Pastoral Response to Mental Health Practicing for Heaven: 1-Day Seminar

June 17, 2021 - June 17, 2021
June 17, 9am-8+pm
$50USD (Onsite) $35 (Remote)

Mental Health Professionals are trained to treat issues hindering mental wellness from a starting point of diagnosing what is wrong to make interventions, a noble and helpful calling. Christian faith adds much by casting a vision for human flourishing grounded in God’s intent for those created in His Image. Christ who is the image of the invisible God (Col 1:15), came preaching and demonstrating the Kingdom of God that He might make all things new (Rev 21;5). This day-long seminar seeks to equip those engaged in pastoral care with a greater vision of flourishing and with basic skills in mental health care to facilitate Christ’s Kingdom purposes.

Also available is an evening lecture that will summarize the day long seminar. It is being offered both on campus and remote and is free of charge.  Registration is required.

Curt Thompson, MD

Psychiatrist Curt Thompson, MD brings together a dialect of interpersonal neurobiology (IPNB) and a Christian anthropology to educate and encourage others as they seek to fulfill their intrinsic desire to feel known, valued and connected. Curt understands that deep, authentic relationships are essential to experiencing a healthier, more purposeful life — but the only way to realize this is to begin telling our stories more truly.

His unique insights about how the brain affects and processes relationships help people discover a fresh perspective and practical applications to foster healthy and vibrant lives, allowing them to get unstuck and move toward the next beautiful thing they’re being called to make.

Through his workshops, speaking engagements, books, organizational consulting, private clinical practice and other platforms, Thompson helps people process their longings, grief, identity, purpose, perspective of God and perspective of humanity, inviting them to engage more authentically with their own stories and their relationships. Only then can they can feel truly known and connected and live into the meaningful reality they desire to create.


9:15-10:30 Session 1 | Integration: Becoming Perfect, Even as Our Father in Heaven is Perfect.
10:45-12 Session 2 | Disintegration: Losing Our Minds In a Sea of Shame
1:00-3:00 Session 3 | Resurrection: Creating Beauty In the Bomb Craters of Our Lives
7:00 Evening Lecture | Dr. Thompson will discuss the highlights brought out in the class.
This is open to the public and free.