Compassionate Care Team
are sponsored throughout the year by the Compassionate Care Team (CCT).
5th Sunday Seminars
Below is a listing of the Seminars held to date.
Names underlined and in blue below are folks that are part of our Grace family who would love to talk to you more about their story or answer any questions you have on the seminar topic.
A few seminars have been recorded and are available on our Sermon Archive page. Search a key word in the title to find them.
Let's Talk About Suicide and Break the Stigma (recorded)
| 4.28.2018 |Suicide is not the answer! This 5th Sunday Seminar will help you gain insight into the prevalence of suicide in our society, how a family reacts to a suicide, and how to walk alongside them in their grief. God is always with us, carrying us through even in our deepest losses.
Todd and Angela Tharp and their children Brett (and wife Morgan) and Mason lost their son, brother, and friend, Connor, to suicide at 17 in 2014. Their desire is to honor his life by sharing Connor's Cause -
Be Kind. For everyone you meet is fighting a battle
Be Smart. Properly lock up any firearms in your home
Be You. God has a purpose and plan for your life! (Jeremiah 20:11)
NAMI How Can I Know if Someone Is Suicidal
AXIS Parent's Guide to Depression & Anxiety
Understanding Chronic Pain (recorded)
| 10.29.2017 | Speaker Don Gilbert, PhD, MS, LMHC, APA (New Life Counseling) with Mikayla Rietgraf sharing her personal cancer survivor story and resulting chronic pain.
Understanding Chronic Pain. By Don Gilbert
The STRESS Effects on the Body. By Don Gilbert
Understanding and Communicating with Parents of Kids with Disabilities | 01.29.2017 | Speaker and Local Author Jolene Philo (Different Dream.com)
Many of the books in the Resource List in the attached PDF are available for checkout in the Comfort Cove.
By Jolene Philo
Ten Ways to Care for Families of People with Special Needs Including Resources.
By Jolene Philo
Randy Hughes: One Man’s Journey from Addiction to Recovery
| 04.30.2017 | Randy Hughes shared his personal struggle with alcoholism
Free Books Are Available from CCT (Ask Melonie Stall or Office Secretary Vicki Oler to obtain)
From Binge to Blackout: A Mother and Son Struggle with Teen Drinking by Chris and Toren
Volkmann | Highly recommended for ALL Parents with Teenagers
Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life by Henry Cloud
and John Townsend
Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself by
The Cross and the Switchblade by David Wilkerson | Available in the Resource Board
located by the restrooms
Addiction Definitions, Facts, and Resources
Alcohol Facts and Stats
AA 12 Steps
How to Have Compassion for an Addict
The Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test - MAST
Letting Go Poem
Substance Abuse Symptoms Checklist - NCADD
AA 12 Traditions
Depression: It’s Time We Talked About Mental Health (recorded)
| 10.30.2016 | Speakers Julie Saxton (Ames Police Department Mental Health Advocate) and Tim Denger (ISU Police Detective) with Joshua Kraling and Don Todd sharing their personal struggles with depression
By Julie Saxton
Helping Yourself through Depression
Depression and Faith.
By Joshua Kraling
Things to Say or Not Say to Someone Who is Depressed
Depression and Faith PowerPoint Verbiage.
By Joshua Kraling
How to be Friends with Someone who is Depressed - The Mighty
If you are affected by any of these topics and would
like to be on the Compassionate Care Team's Prayer List
or if you would like to speak to someone on the Team
about these issues, please Contact Us.