To equip the local church with
counselling resources for
addressing mental health needs
Equipping the local church with counselling resources for addressing mental health needs in our communities.
Statistics say that less than 10% of our near 57 million SA population can afford to see a professional and yet 1 in 3 will struggle with mental health issues. If the local church wants to be the ‘HOPE’ of the world then we have to start addressing mental health needs in our local communities by investing in effective counselling resources
EDIFY, is a organization, established by Madz Deyzel, founder of Grace Counselling, that seeks to partner with local churches in order to offer hope to our communities struggling with mental health needs.
Resources such as the popular Wholeness Course, which has sold over 6000 copies in the past few years, speaks into a Biblical understanding of what it means to be human. Why we think, feel and behave the way we do is crucial to growing self-awareness, which is a fundamental building block to good mental health
The Wholeness Course can we run in a church, small group or people can buy their own copy and work through it in the privacy of their own homes.
Small group and community leaders are at the forefront of ‘care’ in the local church, yet very often are under-resourced when it comes to offering effective support to those in their care. Our Wholeness Model, run in the form of a weekend intensive, is an amazing tool for sharpening those pastoral “coffee cup conversations”, making discipleship opportunities more effective as they build people up in their faith (Ephesians 4:12).
Formal lay counselling ministries run by mature volunteer believers are an incredibly effective resource from which our local communities can benefit. Our Wholeness Counselling Skills Training is a follow-on from the Model. This skills training will sharpen the natural gifting of potential pastoral lay counselors.
EDIFY encourages local churches to partner with Christian Professionals for referrals, mentoring & oversight. This is the advice Jethro gave Moses when the needs of the people became too great.
Biblical meaning of EDIFY - "Oikodome"
'The act of one who promotes another's growth in Christian wisdom, piety and holiness.'