Does the Church Really Hear Me | Episode 21

It has been a Christian tradition to pray more when dealing with a
traumatic life interruption. Our guest Pastors have heard you and are
saying Pray and........But is your church listening to you?

For many persons of faith it has been our cultural to turn to God and
pray to ask for relief, direction, and/or healing when we experience a
traumatic life event. We have exercised the same practices when we
or a family member displays unrecognizable or mis understood
behaviors. For generations, rather than seek professional guidance,
we excuse these behaviors and attempt to deal with them in our owln
households and communities. The remedy is often directed toward
prayer, or even worse, not addressed at all. We know mental health
can be difficult to recognize and deal with, but as a result of COVID
19, exposing racism in the healthcare for communities of color, Mental
Health can no longer be swept under the rug.

The Black church has had their virtual doors open, but soon the
opening of their physical doors are to follow. The members of the
returning congregation may look the same on the outside, but
internally, it has changed many of them. Are these Pastors ready for
the host of mental health issues that has been plaguing their
membership and how are Pastors going to address this new
pandemic?