Posts made in December, 2014

Remembering Our Mission During The Holidays

Posted by on Dec 30, 2014 in Beverly Headen, Bridgehaven Team | 0 comments

During the holiday season we often are thrown together with those who have known us longest and best, our family and friends.  After all, they knew us “when,” and that can sometimes feel awkward, even vulnerable. As Christians we desperately want those who know us best, to see us as God’s Word describes us in II Corinthians 5:17, new creations in Christ.  What a golden opportunity the holiday season brings to show the grace and transforming power of God through our lives – evangelism 101: “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses in...

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A New Way Bridgehaven Wants to Serve You

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in Bridgehaven Team, Caroline von Helms | 0 comments

Bridgehaven’s Consulting Ministry wants to come along side your church, non-profit organization, or ministry organization to provide guidance, expertise, and direction. Bridgehaven developed its consulting ministry out of the desire to share the experience and knowledge it has gained to help other ministries and churches better serve where they are. Some ways in which this service may be used are: Consulting on a new counseling ministry startup. Some churches have a desire to provide counseling within their scope of ministries, but need help in knowing what best practices are, direction in...

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Some Spiritual Applications of Running a Marathon

Posted by on Dec 14, 2014 in Kathy King | 1 comment

  On November 15, 2014, I had the opportunity of running my first marathon. On that chilly morning of November 15 as I lined up with everyone else who trained for several months leading up to the same goal—completing 26.2 miles—I felt a commonality among us. Whether an elite runner setting out win it all or as a runner just with the goal to finish the race, each of us was setting out on a journey—a journey that would entail crossing the finish line. I couldn’t help but to think of Hebrews 12:1-2:   “Therefore since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw...

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Addiction Recovery Process Group

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Uncategorized | 3 comments

     Starting January 12th, Bridgehaven will offer our next Addiction Recovery Group for those who struggle with substance or behavioral addictions.      These groups are designed to assist those entangled in life dominating patterns. Our recovery groups provide a structured therapeutic environment, which can be supplemented by individual counseling. This allows us to provide an intensive form of care for those whose addictive struggle require more than a recovery group alone.      Bridgehaven groups are intended to advance the process of change for our clients, and enhance the pastoral care...

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Gracing with Your Presence

Posted by on Dec 6, 2014 in Bridgehaven Team, Chris Ball | 0 comments

When a person comes seeking help for some sort of relational or emotional issue, our mind quickly shifts into problem identification mode. We analyze their life searching for patterns or themes, attempting to find snug categories, and then implementing the appropriate truth to negate the problem. Truth is good!   Psalm 119:160 The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever.    However, we tend to oversimplify our implementation of truth. How often, do we go into automated mode in quickly scanning the set of concerns or symptoms, diagnosing...

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