A smiling, cheerful greeting and acknowledgment of me and my family is one way I consider I am being welcomed into a 'friendly church'. But how can you tell which churches are friendly? What does one look like? What criteria might someone use?
Through the Roof has joined up with the good people of Mind and Soul Mind and Soul to talk over this very issue. Mind and Soul have coined the phrase MHFC (Mental Health Friendly Churches) and there are similarities across the spectrum of disability and beyond. Let's face it, who wouldn't want to be part of a welcoming, loving, accepting community of people with Jesus at the centre?
Take a look at Mind and Soul's website to read the articles and listen to presentations at: the Mental Health friendly pages on Mind and Soul's website, then join in the conversation.
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