American Association of Christian Counselors
American Association of Christian Counselors

Crisis and Faith 2.0

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Dear Colleague:

Rarely are there easy answers to events that seem so inherently tragic and untimely. Rape, suicide, murder, abduction, children with cancer, sexual abuse, the death of a spouse, divorce, natural disasters, a mastectomy, sudden income loss… the list is endless, the pain can be crushing, and it can lead to a crisis of faith. The prevalence of grief and loss issues associated with everyday life can lead to powerful ministry opportunities. Crisis and Faith 2.0 looks at the most human of all questions: “Why?” Why me? Why us? Why this? Why now?

I am pleased to announce the next course in our professional development series, Crisis and Faith 2.0. This course offers helpful and practical insights for ongoing training. Presentations are biblically-based, clinically-excellent, theologically-sound, and tailored just for you—the Christian caregiver. This three-part series features noted Christian mental health experts, Ron Hawkins, Ken Nichols, and Charlie Davidson.

Three, one-hour presentations include:
CAF 101: A Theology of Suffering and the Crisis of Faith

Presented by Ron Hawkins, Ed.D., D.Min.

A balanced theology of suffering and the biblical principles involved are essential to effective and competent care of those in crisis. In this presentation, Dr. Hawkins discusses the biblical nature of suffering, why it often leads to a crisis of faith for individuals, and how to best integrate these theological principles with proven crisis intervention techniques when facing grief, loss, and trauma.

CAF 102: Collateral Damage: Firestorms of Faith

Presented by Ken Nichols, Psy.D.

A life crisis varies in intensity and character and can range from being disruptive to devastating. Family, friends, and the local church often saturate the suffering saint with practical help and spiritual encouragement, but may miss the internal firestorm of faith. Dr. Nichols offers practical strategies on how to care for those who are overwhelmed with a tragic life crisis and struggling with disillusionment and doubt about God.

CAF 103: Ambassadors of Faith and the Ministry of Presence

Presented by Charlie Davidson, D.Min.

A ministry of presence is something any Christian can provide to those suffering and in crisis. All a person must do is be present as a representative of God. Dr. Davidson discusses a deeper understanding of key terms used in crisis response work and how to best provide a ministry of presence when engaged in a disaster response, as well as the working definitions of a chaplain, counselor, and volunteer.

When you successfully finish this program (more than 200,000 students have enrolled in a Light University course), you will earn a Certificate of Completion.

Continuing Education credits are also available, if needed, for mental health professionals.


Timothy E. Clinton, Ed.D., LPC, LMFT
President, AACC

World-class Faculty

  Ron Hawkins, Ed.D., D.Min. Ken Nichols, Psy.D. Charlie Davidson, D.Min.  
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