Tuesday, March 8 – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
– Edenton Street UMC (228 West Edenton Street, Raleigh)
The Academy for Leadership Excellence invites you to attend this daylong seminar and explore how religious leaders and communities might respond more effectively to the needs of veterans within the Christian tradition and an exploration of current research on PTSD and moral injury. Placing the realities of veterans returning home in both clinical and theological perspective, we will examine the challenges and opportunities of engaging in veteran care. Explore how your congregation and community can walk faithfully and supportively with veterans returning from war. Learn about the psychological and spiritual context of combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and moral injury, specific needs of returning veterans, and practical ways for congregations to respond.
EVERY county in North Carolina has veterans!
EVERY pastor needs to be equipped to respond!
The Academy for Leadership Excellence is hosting a Day of Learning around ministering to veterans and their families and the church’s response to helping those who have experienced trauma.
- How do we allow victims of trauma to process their experiences?
- How do we recognize their service, while acknowledging the pain that accompanies warfare?
- What does it mean to hold space for those who have committed or witnessed violence against others?
- How can we learn from Holy Saturday?
For more information and registration, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/providing-support-for-veterans-and-their-families-tickets-19493855647.