New Resources on Mental Health

Two new resources are now available to help faith leaders better understand mental illness and treatment as well as to better help individuals and families in their congregations who face mental health challenges.

The American Psychiatric Foundation has produced a 20-page booklet “Mental Health: a Guide for Faith Leaders” and a companion two-page “Quick Reference on Mental Health for Faith Leaders.”

Baptist History Coloring Books

Did you know that you can get children's coloring books that depict our Baptist heritage from the American Baptist Historical Society? This might be a great project or gift for VBS. They are available from the American Baptist Historical Society.

Discipleship Partners

Discipleship Partners are available to help your church with issues of discipleship and education. More information.

Background Checks

Did you know: ABCCONN can do your church's background checks? Background checks are routinely done for church child care workers and ABCCONN events. The background investigation form is available here. Just print it off, fill out and forward to Kevin Butler at ABCCONN, 90A North Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06107.  ABCCONN will invoice you for the investigation.

A Curriculum for Church Membership

A curriculum for adult church membership classes has been developed by Linda Isham for the Second Baptist Church of Suffield. The curriculum is now available for other churches to use.

Plan for Emergencies

FEMA has developed a guide to help churches make plans for emergency situations that could arise in the church.  Their guide can be found here.

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