Grace Live: Starting a Mental Health Support Group in Your Church
May
9
6:00 pm18:00

Grace Live: Starting a Mental Health Support Group in Your Church

Grace Live is a free, live webinar hosted by the Grace Alliance, covering topics about mental health, faith, tips and tools and more!

MAY 9, 6-6:45 PM CST // 7-7:45 PM EST

Topic: Starting a Mental Health Support Group in Your Church

*This webinar is NOT the training for how to facilitate a Grace Group, which will be released with the Grace Academy on May 1 (more info here).  This webinar will provide additional tips for the process of starting the group in your church.

This webinar will...

+ Discuss why it's important to create a place of mental health support in the church.

+ Discover tools to help you start and maintain a mental health support group in your church.

+ Receive specific tips and ideas to help start your group.

+ Ask questions and receive live answers!

Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/e4d081bb016487558c34be5db4a05ad8

Hosts:

Natalie Franks - Grace Alliance Director of Programs & Development

Casey Pruet - Grace Alliance Director of Programs & Marketing 

Grace Live: Supporting Families in the Church
Jun
6
6:00 pm18:00

Grace Live: Supporting Families in the Church

Grace Live is a free, live webinar hosted by the Grace Alliance, covering topics about mental health, faith, tips and tools and more!

JUNE 6, 6-6:30 PM CST // 7-7:30 PM EST

Topic: Supporting Families in the Church

+ Discuss the impact of mental health difficulties on the family.

+ Discover ways families are being supported within the church.

+ Receive tips for receiving and giving support to families who have a loved one with mental health difficulties.

+ Ask questions and receive live answers!

Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/dde28fae8148fea07c24e00bf0acd2b8

Hosts:

Joe Padilla - Co-Founder/CEO of The Grace Alliance

Guest Panelist

Grace Live: Supporting Peers in the Church
Jul
11
6:00 pm18:00

Grace Live: Supporting Peers in the Church

Grace Live is a free, live webinar hosted by the Grace Alliance, covering topics about mental health, faith, tips and tools and more!

JULY 11, 6-6:30 PM CST // 7-7:30 PM EST

Topic: Supporting Peers in the Church

+ Discuss the need for mental health support in the church.

+ Discover ways peers are being supported within the church.

+ Receive tips for receiving and giving support to individuals with mental health difficulties.

+ Ask questions and receive live answers!

Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/1f3498b065e36e054ac87b605f06faf5

Hosts:

Joe Padilla - Co-Founder/CEO of The Grace Alliance

Guest Panelist


Grace Live: Mental Illness & College
Apr
25
6:00 pm18:00

Grace Live: Mental Illness & College

Grace Live is a free, live webinar hosted by the Grace Alliance, covering topics about mental health, faith, tips and tools and more!

APRIL 25, 6-6:30 PM CST // 7-7:30 PM EST

Topic: Mental Illness & College

+ Discuss the mental health realities that students are facing in college.

+ Discover the hope for mental health recovery in a university setting.

+ Receive tips for pursuing mental health care in college.

+ Ask questions and receive live answers!

Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/dddbdfc696a55d417c24e00bf0acd2b8

Hosts:

Natalie Franks - Executive Director of Programs & Development of The Grace Alliance

Casey Pruet - Executive Director of Programs & Marketing of The Grace Alliance

You Are Enough: A Conference on the Church & Mental Health
Apr
21
Apr 22

You Are Enough: A Conference on the Church & Mental Health

  • First Presbyterian Church

Join us at You Are Enough: A Conference on the Church & Mental Health, where Grace Alliance Co-founder/CEO, Joe Padilla, will be the keynote speaker.

This conference is hosted by Hope Authentic, an organization that exists in Fresno, CA to help build a bridge between the local faith communities and existing mental health resources.  

For more information and to register, click here.

Grace Live: Mental Illness & Marriage
Apr
11
6:00 pm18:00

Grace Live: Mental Illness & Marriage

Grace Live is a free, live webinar hosted by the Grace Alliance, covering topics about mental health, faith, tips and tools and more!

APRIL 11, 6-6:30 PM CST // 7-7:30 PM EST

Topic: Mental Illness & Marriage

+ Discuss the main challenges couples are facing, perspectives from both sides and why couples feel isolated.

+ Discover the keys to making marriage work, even in the toughest circumstances.

+ Receive specific tips and ideas to help you create a healthier marriage.

+ Ask questions and receive live answers!

*This topic will dive deeper into many of the topics found in the Family and Living Grace Group workbooks

Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/c8146d51b23d597b4ac87b605f06faf5

Hosts:

Natalie Franks - Director of Programs & Development of The Grace Alliance

Joe Padilla - Co-founder / CEO of The Grace Alliance

Grace Live: Mental Illness is Not Your Fault
Mar
28
6:00 pm18:00

Grace Live: Mental Illness is Not Your Fault

Grace Live is a free, live webinar hosted by the Grace Alliance, covering topics about mental health, faith, tips and tools and more! 

MARCH 28, 6-6:30 PM CST // 7-7:30 PM EST

Topic: Mental Illness is Not Your Fault

+ Discuss misconceptions associated with faith and mental illness, the impact those views have, and why these views persist.

+ Discover a more helpful view of suffering and where God is in light of mental illness.

+ Receive tips to help you relieve guilt, shame, and other pains to see hope and joy despite the illness or severity of the situation.

+ Ask questions and receive live answers!

*This topic will dive deeper into many of the topics found in the Family and Living Grace Group workbooks.

Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/dc98b67d882631684ac87b605f06faf5

Hosts:

Joe Padilla - CoFounder / CEO of The Grace Alliance

Margie Atwood - Family member with a loved-one with a mental illness, widow survivor of cancer, 40+ years of biblical teaching and pastoral counseling, and advisory counsel for churches and mission organizations. Margie was one of the original members who helped pilot the original Family Grace Group

Feb
11
10:00 am10:00

Living + Family Grace Group Training (CT)

  • Zoom

Join us for a live, online training for anyone interested in facilitating a Family Grace Group and Living Grace Group, which includes:

  • 2.5 hr interactive training
  • 10 Family Grace Group workbooks
  • 10 Living Grace Group workbooks
  • Family Grace Group Leader's Guide (PDF)
  • Living Grace Group Leader's Guide (PDF)

Click below to purchase this training or visit our Training Store for more information.

Deadline for sign-ups (payments): Tuesday, February 7

*Only one purchase necessary per church/group being trained. Additional materials can be purchased here.

Feb
7
12:00 pm12:00

Living Grace Group Training (12PM-2PM PST)

  • Zoom

Join us for a live, online training for anyone interested in facilitating a Living Grace Group, which includes:

  • 2 hr interactive training
  • 10 Living Grace Group workbooks
  • Living Grace Group Leader's Guide (PDF)

Click below to purchase this training or visit our Training Store for more information.

Deadline for sign-ups (payments): Thursday, February 2

*Only one purchase necessary per church/group being trained. Additional materials can be purchased here.

Feb
3
12:00 pm12:00

Family Grace Group Training (12PM-2PM PST)

Join us for a live, online training for anyone interested in facilitating a Family Grace Group, which includes:

  • 2 hr interactive training
  • 10 Family Grace Group workbooks
  • Family Grace Group Leader's Guide (PDF)

Click below to purchase this training or visit our Training Store for more information.

Deadline for sign-ups (payments): Monday, January 30

*Only one purchase necessary per church/group being trained. Additional materials can be purchased here.

Jan
21
10:00 am10:00

Living + Family Grace Group Training (10AM-12:30PM CT)

Join us for a live, online training for anyone interested in facilitating a Family Grace Group and Living Grace Group, which includes:

  • 2.5 hr interactive training
  • 10 Family Grace Group workbooks
  • 10 Living Grace Group workbooks
  • Family Grace Group Leader's Guide (PDF)
  • Living Grace Group Leader's Guide (PDF)

Click below to purchase this training or visit our Training Store for more information.

Deadlines for sign-ups (payments): Tuesday, January 17

*Only one purchase necessary per church/group being trained. Additional materials can be purchased here.

Jan
18
6:00 pm18:00

Living Grace Group Training (6PM-8PM CT)

  • Zoom

Join us for a live, online training for anyone interested in facilitating a Living Grace Group, which includes:

  • 2 hr interactive training
  • 10 Living Grace Group workbooks
  • Living Grace Group Leader's Guide (PDF)

Click below to purchase this training or visit our Training Store for more information.

Deadline for sign-ups (payments): Sunday, January 15

*Only one purchase necessary per church/group being trained. Additional materials can be purchased here.

Pathways to Hope Conference
Aug
26
Aug 27

Pathways to Hope Conference

  • Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

Learn from world-changing thinkers and innovators in the Mental Health community

Peace of Mind Church Gathering & Fellowship
Jul
24
7:00 pm19:00

Peace of Mind Church Gathering & Fellowship

  • First Baptist Church Lewisville

FREE EVENT

An evening with testimonies and encouragement for those involved in mental health support groups or programs ... and good ole ice cream fellowship for a summer evening.

Presentation from a Living Grace Group leader and a short encouragement from Grace Alliance Founder/CEO, Joe Padilla

Special Guest, Colleen Swindoll Thompson

Colleen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Trinity International University as well as minors in psychology and education. She serves as the director of Reframing Ministries at Insight for Living Ministries. From the personal challenges of raising a child with disabilities (her son Jonathan), Colleen offers help, hope, and a good dose of humor through speaking, writing, and counseling those affected by disability. Colleen and her husband, Toban, have five children and reside in Frisco, Texas.

To reserve a spot for childcare (grade 3 and under), email Susan atsmcclelland@fbclewisville.org.

Mental Health Awareness Conference
Jul
23
9:00 am09:00

Mental Health Awareness Conference

  • First Baptist Church Universal City

FREE CONFERENCE

Grace Alliance Co/Founder, Joe Padilla, will provide a keynote presentation providing an enriching hope and encouraging view of God's heart (truth) within mental health difficulties and disorders. Then, an all encompassing hope to see how mental health recovery works and the role the church can simply have. 

Panel Discussion with Leaders. The time will offer a panel discussion with different leaders and organizations to better understand how to incorporate supportive resources and help. 

Don't miss out on this exciting event!

Call for more information:  (210) 241-1384.

Peace of Mind: Hope for Mental Illness & The Church
Feb
7
11:00 am11:00

Peace of Mind: Hope for Mental Illness & The Church

  • First Baptist Church of Hewitt

Joe will be sharing at the 11am service about he and his wife's journey with mental illness and the incredible grace-filled journey of mental health recovery. Joe will share a joy-filled insight perspective and the beauty of God's heart (truth) to go beyond hope for anyone struggling. 

If you ever felt confused about faith and mental illness ... this is a message for you. Joe often shares with lots of joyful hope ... you don't want to miss this!

Family Grace Group Training AUSTIN, TX
Jan
23
9:00 am09:00

Family Grace Group Training AUSTIN, TX

  • Hillcres Baptist Church

FAMILY GRACE GROUP TRAINING Austin, Texas (January 23)

Christian curriculum support group for families and spouses with a loved-one living with a mental health difficulty or disorder. Learn more here. 

Special price: $60 per person (includes 1 leaders book / 5 participant workbooks)

Training conducted by Grace Alliance Co/Founder & Executive Director Joe Padilla

Click here to register

First Baptist Church Lewisville, Texas (Dallas)
Nov
1
9:00 am09:00

First Baptist Church Lewisville, Texas (Dallas)

  • First Baptist Church Lewisville

Grace Alliance Co/Founder, Joe Padilla, will sharing at First Baptist Church Lewisville, Tx (North Dallas) on Sunday Nov. 1, 2015 at both morning services and a special workshop in the evening. 

Morning Services: "Mental Illness & Living Beyond Hope" 9am / 11am Joe will be sharing in both morning services about he and his wife's journey with mental illness and the incredible grace-filled journey of mental health recovery. Then, Joe will give an encouraging view of God's heart (truth) to go beyond hope for anyone else struggling.
Joe shares with lots of joyful hope ... you don't want to miss this!


Evening Workshop: "The Solution for Mental Illness & The Church" 6:30-8:30pm  Just like the presentation for Oklahoma, Joe will be sharing an innovative look to understanding mental illness, the key factors to mental illness recovery, and the solutions that work (why our programs can help the church and society). 

For more information contact FBC Lewisville here.

Peace Of Mind DALLAS
Oct
31
9:00 am09:00

Peace Of Mind DALLAS

  • Omni Mandalay

GTDAA - Gil Taylor Depression Awareness Alliance

Speakers:

Matthew Stanford Ph.D, Amy Simpson, Dr. Michael Massey, Helen Harris EdD, LCSW, and Kay Warren

Saturday, October 31, 2015
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
Sign in begins 10/31 at 8:30 a.m.

 Omni Mandalay, Irving
221 E Las Colinas Blvd|  Irving, TX 75039

Cost is $30 per ticket which covers the Boxed Lunch and Parking,
and therefore is not a Donation.

Seating is limited.

Reserve your ticket

July 10: Mental Health 101 Training (San Antonio)
Jul
10
8:00 am08:00

July 10: Mental Health 101 Training (San Antonio)

  • First Prebyterian Church

FREE Mental Health Training with CEUs ... 100 spots available ... JULY 10 8am-430pm

Is your church staff and leaders prepared to respond effectively to mental illness in the church? What about the resources for HIV? This is your opportunity to be trained with:

  1. Knowledge of the Ryan White Program services and resources.
  2. Skills to help identify mental health opportunities in their congregations through specialized training.
  3. Awareness of the growing need to integrate mental health and HIV and learn from partners that are already implementing successful strategies in their community. 

Opening Keynote Address given by Pastor Mick Hinson (Metropolitan Community Church).

Mental Health 101 Training (full day) by Joe Padilla (CEO/Founder The Grace Alliance)

Free Continental Breakfast and Lunch. 

REGISTER TODAY & RESERVE YOUR SPOT! Call (210) 481-2573

Partners for the event: Texas Health Collaborative, NAMI San Antonio, Mental Health Grace Alliance

June 27: Grace & Hope Group Training (Dallas)
Jun
27
8:30 am08:30

June 27: Grace & Hope Group Training (Dallas)

  • Park Cities Baptist Church

If you want to be a leader for Grace Groups (Family or Peer) or Living Hope Groups (trauma/PTSD) ... this is your opportunity for the Dallas metroplex area (or travel in for the training). 

*Training is 5 hrs. which includes interactive training with CEO/Co-founder, Joe Padilla, in all three groups: Family Grace GroupLiving Grace Group, and Living Hope Group. This will be a training for all three groups at the same time, so you have the opportunity to start any group. 

Click Here to Register!

 

June 20: Grace & Hope Group Trainings (San Antonio)
Jun
20
8:30 am08:30

June 20: Grace & Hope Group Trainings (San Antonio)

  • First Presbyterian Church

If you want to be a leader for Grace Groups (Family or Peer) or Living Hope Groups (trauma/PTSD) ... this is your opportunity for the San Antonio area (or travel in for the training). Click to register. 

*Training is 5 hrs. which includes interactive training with CEO/Co-founder, Joe Padilla, in all three groups: Family Grace GroupLiving Grace Group, and Living Hope Group. This will be a training for all three groups at the same time, so you have the opportunity to start any group.

June 18: Grace Group Rally (San Antonio)
Jun
18
6:30 pm18:30

June 18: Grace Group Rally (San Antonio)

  • Community Bible Church

Grace Groups in San Antonio, Texas area gathering for an evening of encouragement and hope. A great time to hear the encouraging testimonies from those involved in the groups. Then, Grace Alliance CEO/Co-Founder, Joe Padilla, will be there to share incredible vision on the beauty of mental illness ... what's the greater story of grace and beauty of life!

This event is also open to the public ... anyone needing to see hope in their journey with mental health challenges.  

June 18: Mental Health in the Church Workshop (San Antonio)
Jun
18
10:00 am10:00

June 18: Mental Health in the Church Workshop (San Antonio)

  • Soul Harvest

Why is mental illness so confusing and what can our church do?

Joe Padilla / Mental Health Grace Alliance CEO and Founder will bring answers to the confusion, introduce you to tools and support systems that work. 

Come and get answers and practical direction. 

June 18th / 10am

SOUL HARVEST CHURCH
"where every soul matters"
5800 Culebra Rd.,  San Antonio, TX 78228, 210.392.1335 

 

MAY 5: Building Healthy & Restorative Relationships with Youth
May
5
11:00 am11:00

MAY 5: Building Healthy & Restorative Relationships with Youth

GRANT HALLIBURTON FOUNDATION - DALLAS    On May 5, Joe Padilla (CEO / Co-Founder The Grace Alliance) will share practical strategies for building healthy, restorative relationships with youth. 

We are all shaped by the experiences of our childhood—both good and bad. Joe Padilla’s childhood was robbed of security, safety and self-worth by a string of abusive stepfathers. By his teenage years, he had become a depressed, suicidal, drug-using dropout living on the streets. But along the way, he was rescued by someone who cared enough to build a restorative relationship with this troubled teen, and that experience helped to shape the man he is today.

As co-founder and CEO of The Grace Alliance, Joe is committed to helping others regain mental wellness through mental health coaching, training programs, support groups, and initiatives that engage the individual, the church and the community.

Whether you are a parent, grandparent, teacher, coach, minister, mentor or counselor, you will be inspired by his story and message of empowerment. 

Call or Email to register / RSVP: Alyson Ray at 214-405-1923 or Alyson@GrantHalliburton.org

http://www.granthalliburton.org/wearehere.html

May 4: Grace Group Rally Dallas
May
4
6:30 pm18:30

May 4: Grace Group Rally Dallas

  • Bent Tree Bible

Grace Groups in the Dallas metroplex area gathering for an evening of encouragement and hope. Sharing testimonies with one another and why community matters! The Grace Alliance CEO/Co-Founder, Joe Padilla, will be there to share some encouraging vision and facilitate q/a.

This event is open to the public ... anyone needing to see hope in their journey with mental health challenges.  

APRIL 20th: Ministry to the Marginalized
Apr
20
8:30 am08:30

APRIL 20th: Ministry to the Marginalized

  • Dallas Theological Seminary

As the church seeks to reflect Jesus in its ministry, we should be moved by Jesus’ reputation of caring for society's fringe. Those living with mental illness and developmental disabilities have consistently found themselves in society's margins, often being shunned or ignored. Yet each person is an image-bearer of our God, has a role in His kingdom, and deserves love and care. So how do we sensitively minister to those on the fringes of our communities and reflect the kind of care Jesus gave? How do we compassionately exhort God’s people, in all areas of ability, to follow Him and work toward His redemption of the world?

Keynote by Kay Warren. Various workshops offered. Mental Health Grace Alliance CEO / Founder, Joe Padilla, will provide one of the workshops and part of a panel discussion with Kay Warren and others. 

Register today

 

September 20: Peace of Mind Conference
Sep
20
8:00 am08:00

September 20: Peace of Mind Conference

  • Peace of Mind Conference

The Grace Alliance co-founder, Matt Stanford Ph.D., will be one of the guest speakers at the Peace of Mind Conference. Other speakers will feature, Amy Simpson (author, "Troubled Minds"), Dr. Dan Morehead and Keynote address by Kay Warren (Saddleback Church).