The Missouri School of Religion is sponsoring a meeting that will examine the call of clergy and laity, care providers, chaplains and counselors to minister among people who are coping with mental illness. The title of the gathering is: "A Call to Care: Ministry among Persons with Mental Illness," and will take place Oct. 23 at Rock Bridge Christian Church in Columbia, Mo.
Craig Rennebohm, founder of the Mental Health Chaplaincy in Seattle, Wash., is scheduled to be the featured speaker. The morning session is entitled "The Beloved Stranger: Mental Illness, Spiritual Care and Recovery." The afternoon session is called "The Way of Companionship: Growing the Congregation as a Healing Community." For more information, visit: www.disciples.org/Portals/0/PDF/DNS/2008/20080910-ACallToCare.pdf (PDF)