Spiritual First Aid Summit: Journey from Grief to Hope

Bible Gateway, the immediate scriptural resource first responders can use in times of disaster, is pleased to sponsor the second annual Spiritual First Aid Summit on March 11. This free live streaming online event is designed for anyone who has a desire to care well for others. Expert speakers will help you learn how to […] The post Spiritual First Aid Summit: Journey from Grief to Hope appeared first on Bible Gateway Blog.

Spiritual First Aid Summit: Journey from Grief to Hope
Bible Gateway, the immediate scriptural resource first responders can use in times of disaster, is pleased to sponsor the second annual Spiritual First Aid Summit on March 11. This free live streaming online event is designed for anyone who has a desire to care well for others. Expert speakers will help you learn how to assess and address the spiritual, emotional, and practical needs of your colleagues, families, friends, neighbors, and communities. ‘…Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me…’ Matthew 25:31-36 The host, Wheaton College’s Humanitarian Disaster Institute (HDI) (@WheatonHDI), is America’s first faith-based academic disaster research center. Its mission is to help the church prepare and care for a disaster-filled world. It uses research to create resources and events geared toward students, survivors, helpers, and researchers. Create your own Bible Gateway free personal account and you’ll immediately upgrade your Bible Gateway experience. Do it right now! Another sponsor of the summit is International Justice Mission (@IJM), a global organization that protects people in poverty from violence. Sign up to receive IJM’s free email devotional Encountering the God of Justice to help deepen your understanding and appreciation of God’s heart for justice. HDI’s manual, Spiritual First Aid, is the first disaster spiritual and emotional care intervention to have been built from the ground up using both biblical wisdom and evidence-informed psychological insights gained from 15 years of scientific study. It offers a step-by-step approach to learning and providing spiritual and emotional care for others. [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Emergency Bible Verses: When You Need Them Most] The manual equips readers to use Spiritual First Aid’s BLESS Method which addresses the following five core unmet needs in the wake of disasters like COVID-19 to help victims gain a sense of meaning, feel connected, and improve resilience: Belonging Needs (relationships) Livelihood Needs (health, finances, resources, employment) Emotional Needs (mental health) Safety Needs (suicide, harm to self, threat to others, domestic violence) Spiritual Needs (faith, spiritual struggles, meaning-making, purpose) Sign up for our Verse of the Day to receive a daily Bible verse in four well-known translations. By submitting your email address, you understand that you will receive email communications from Bible Gateway, a division of The Zondervan Corporation, 3900 Sparks Drive SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 USA, including commercial communications and messages from partners of Bible Gateway. You may unsubscribe from Bible Gateway’s emails at any time. If you have any questions, please review our Privacy Policy or email us at privacy@biblegateway.com. Array ( [template] => /mnt/www/blog_biblegateway_com/releases/20210215123704/wp-content/plugins/harpercollins_silverpop_wordpress_plugin/public/partials/form.php [vars] => Array ( [attr] => Array ( [headline] => Sign up for our Verse of the Day to receive a daily Bible verse in four well-known translations. [background] => #952004 [image] => placehold.png [text_color] => [template] => /mnt/www/blog_biblegateway_com/releases/20210215123704/wp-content/plugins/harpercollins_silverpop_wordpress_plugin/public/partials/form.php [code] => bgblog-pine-cone-em-d-2cf53a6416 ) [fields] => Array ( [name] => pine-cone [list] => Verse of the Day Digest [votd1] => NIV [votd2] => ESV [votd3] => NLT [votd4] => NKJV [blog_form] => Yes ) [content] => [site_key] => 6LdMkEkUAAAAAGd5aGH1cwku1OFyHwKYW_QUDZxm [form_number] => 1 [domain] => biblegateway.com ) [template_path] => /mnt/www/blog_biblegateway_com/releases/20210215123704/wp-content/plugins/harpercollins_silverpop_wordpress_plugin/public/partials/form.php [attr] => Array ( [headline] => Sign up for our Verse of the Day to receive a daily Bible verse in four well-known translations. [background] => #952004 [image] => placehold.png [text_color] => [template] => /mnt/www/blog_biblegateway_com/releases/20210215123704/wp-content/plugins/harpercollins_silverpop_wordpress_plugin/public/partials/form.php [code] => bgblog-pine-cone-em-d-2cf53a6416 ) [fields] => Array ( [name] => pine-cone [votd1] => NIV [votd2] => ESV [votd3] => NLT [votd4] => NKJV [blog_form] => Yes ) [content] => [site_key] => 6LdMkEkUAAAAAGd5aGH1cwku1OFyHwKYW_QUDZxm [form_number] => 1 [domain] => biblegateway.com [value] => Yes [name] => blog_form ) [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, God and the Pandemic: An Interview with N.T. Wright] Bible scholar N.T. Wright, author of God and the Pandemic: A Christian Reflection on the Coronavirus and its Aftermath (Zondervan, 2020), spoke at last year’s summit on the COVID-19 pandemic. =p> Get biblically wise and spiritually fit when you become a member of Bible Gateway Plus. Try it right now! The post Spiritual First Aid Summit: Journey from Grief to Hope appeared first on Bible Gateway Blog.