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CARE for WHOLENESS
CREATING AUTHENTIC RESTORATIVE ENVIRONMENTS

Owning your journey to healing and wholeness begins by intentionally Creating Authentic Restorative Environments "CARE."

From Self, Community, Pastoral and Professional Care, we all need safe spaces fostering masks-off conversations to share our stories.

 

Many, however, find themselves stuck in the narrative of a story. In this book, Madz will envision and equip you with nuggets of wisdom from her own journey that will help you transfer yourself and others from stories of brokenness to the belief that we were all created for more. To move from story-sharing to living a new story. 

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ENDORSEMENTS

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Rory Dyer - Senior Pastor 3Ci Church “I have the privilege of knowing the author of this book. She is the real deal. What she writes and who she is are the same thing. In sport you talk about hand/eye coordination - in counselling, it’s head (knowledge) and heart (compassion) and hand (skill) coordination. I’ve always felt people are safe in Madz’ hands because her heart and head have been shaped by God and His word.  She’s allowed herself to be healed so that she can heal others with what God has taught her. I’ve loved this book. It’s practical and powerful and can both up-skill people and set people free.

 

Madz is a tender warrior - she uses weapons like forgiveness and compassion and honesty to fight for others. May this book set you free and set you on course and set you on fire. I can highly recommend it.  I loved it and will use it to help people. Madz you are a champion and I celebrate this book and your life. God bless you and all who read it. Read it slowly - put it down - let God work - pick it up again. Give God space - His spirit is hovering over these words.  God bless you.”

Dr, Ian F. Jones, PhD. Professor of counselling, Associate Dean, Division of Counselling, Baptist Community Ministries' Chair of Pastoral Counselling, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, USA. "This book is a must-read for pastors, counsellors, and people who seek healing and wholeness in their lives. Madz Deyzel draws from her personal journey, as she describes a missional approach to counselling that leads people progressively to an identity in Christ based upon “creating authentic restorative environments” through self-care, community-care, pastoral care, and professional care. Her refreshing honesty as she shares her personal experiences, fears, and insecurities help illustrate the power of redemptive relationships and intentional counselling conversations. Highly recommended.”

Mary Pytches, Author of A Father’s Place & Dying to Change, UK. “I am delighted to endorse this book by Madz Deyzel.  Madz weaves her own story of healing alongside some excellent teaching which covers the subject of pastoral care in the community.  I have long believed that the body of Christ should be in the business of healing.  In particular today,  with mental health at the top of the agenda, it is more needed than ever.  We have people coming into the church carrying a load of emotional baggage and desperate for help.  This book is definitely “for such a time as this”.

Dr. Wendy - Leigh Greyvensteyn, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Shamar Clinic, Pretoria, SA"It truly is an immense honour to endorse Madz's book, C.A.R.E. Not only do I know Madz as a colleague, but I have the gift of having Madz as a close and trusted friend. It is for this reason that I can say, with absolute confidence, that this book has been written in an authentic, relatable and genuine manner. Madz has shared snippets of her life story in a vulnerable and transparent way, which only serves to further deepen the respect that one has for the Godly authority in which Madz operates. Madz "walks the talk" in her own life, which bears testimony to her faith in the Lord, and her tenacity in following Him through the valleys and in the peaks of her poignant story. When reading this phenomenal book, the term "bridge-builder" comes to mind for me. Within the pages of this book, Madz has seamlessly managed to build a bridge in our own lives from a place of disillusionment to one of empowerment. She has built a bridge through which the lives of others can be influenced and impacted. A bridge has been built for churches on which they can walk towards an understanding of mental health and healing. This book builds a bridge between professionals and lay counsellors so that mutual respect is fostered for the unifying mandate they share of reaching those who suffer.  In building these bridges, Madz has applied her vast knowledge in writing this practical and biblically-founded book. The skill and wisdom that she imparts in each chapter are easily applied to numerous contexts in the church and counselling spheres. By reading C.A.R.E., I believe that freedom will be released in people's lives, and that wholeness will follow tangibly."

Matt Bird, Founder CEO of NAYBA, Global “CARE for Wholeness is an amazing book which is not surprising because it is written by an amazing person! Madz has pioneered helping local churches to develop their ability to engage in pastoral care in their neighbourhoods and as a result, see lives transformed. If you have a passion for understanding the building blocks of transformation, I highly recommend you read this book!” 

Paul & Marinette van Coller, Lead Pastors, Hope Church, Leaders, Arc Southern Africa.“CARE is a must-read for anyone who desires personal wholeness as well as wants to help others find wholeness too.  In this book Madz humbly yet boldly shares wisdom & encouragement from her personal journey to wholeness. Madz is a gifted and practical teacher of God’s Word! She has a unique way to make complicated things sound simple through her brilliant use of illustrations. CARE is a life-changing book! It has helped us both personally and professionally in all our relationships.  We will continue to use Madz's book as a resource to go back to over and over as we endeavour to help others.”

Tes Jahnig, Senior Pastor Linc Church, Salt Rock. “Madz Deyzel has become someone that I look to with respect and humility for input and wisdom around what it means to C.A.R.E. for myself and C.A.R.E. for people. Her honest and “lay it all out on the table” approach to life is refreshing and encourages all of us to live in the same kind of freedom. I am excited about this book. What it holds within it is powerful and life-changing and I firmly believe anyone who says YES to her insights and practices will step into wholeness and restored living.”
 

Ross Rogers, Senior Pastor Olive Tree Church, Durban, SA.“I found this book to be so incredibly helpful that I was constantly marking pages and little one-liners to come back to. In a world that is ripped apart by false hopes, mistruths and bruised relationships, Madz' book gives the tools and the thinking to help us care for one another. Each chapter gives enough insight and story to enable you to identify and begin work on yourself and then care for others. I believe this should be mandatory reading for all leadership within a church community. I cannot recommend this highly enough.”

Craig & Suzanne Elliott, Former lead elders of Junction Church, Johannesburg, SA “Madz Deyzel beautifully demonstrates the value of the individual as well as the whole Body of Christ in her ministry. We have no doubt that she was been born, raised and equipped for such a time as this.  Having led a local church for many years, we focused on shepherding people and raising leaders who could provide pastoral care. After meeting Madz and going through the material she developed, we would say that this is one of the best resources in all our years of ministry. Madz has a deep understanding of how people find spiritual and emotional wholeness. She unpacks how this can be used as a powerful missional tool. Her vision is to empower the church worldwide by equipping believers and lay counsellors with easily transferable training and resources. We have had first-hand experience of the impact this has in the lives of many people.”


 

Foreword

 

Allan Kelsey, Author of Strength's Based Marriage. Executive Pastor of Strategic Development at Gateway Church in Dallas Texas. USA

"It takes insight to get better. That is something I wasn’t ready for - how the correct insight in the correct moment, can make the difference between ‘trying harder’ and succeeding. By the world’s standards, I’ve seen a lot of success in my life, but if ever I have truly excelled, it has been with the help and insight from another. Someone else to speak into my situation, with qualified skill in the area I need help. That is how I see Madz.

 

She has working competency in many areas of her life, just like the rest of us, but if you want to progress through the repeating emotional or relational pain that sabotages your best outcomes - then I believe Madz can truly help.

 

She has a life experience and learning combination that uniquely collaborate to offer fresh insight into our emotional and relational challenges. I find her approach in this book to be strategic, relational, a little bit cheeky and most of all filled with courage. Courage that is made available for you and me through her insight - to walk us to a stronger place.

 

In my opinion, she is not offering self-help, she is offering an educated, relational partnership with tested insight that produces a clear path to get to true freedom and keep it. This content is worth more than a read, it’s worth a good old fashioned ‘college try’ and in the doing, you will find a friend in Madz."

 

Published Articles

PUBLISHED ARTICLES IN THE

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF CHRISTIAN COUNSELLING

[AACC] ON-LINE 'TRANSFORMATION' PUBLICATION

TRANSFORMATION - 10.1
"Leading Counsellees back to a right relationship with God: A Biblical Framework for Lay Counsellors." Pg 4-5
TRANSFORMATON - 10.2
"Kingdom Hopes vs. Worldly Hopes: Transforming the way we look at our unmet hopes and dreams." Pg. 7-9
TRANSFORMATION - 10.3
"A Missional Model of Counselling by Equipping the Local Church." Pg. 4-6
TRANSFORMATION - 12.3
"The Local Church and Mental Health Needs." Pg. 4-5
TRANSFORMATION - 13.1
"Above and Below the Surface Conversations. A lens for Understanding Triggers in Communication." Pg. 4-5
Conferences & Sermons
CHRISTIAN COUNSELLING CONFERENCE  2016
"Jesus, Counselling & the Church"
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CHRISTIAN COUNSELLING CONFERENCE 2017
"Many Parts of one Body" 
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CHRISTIAN COUNSELLING CONFERENCE 2018
"Visitors, Victims & Victors - A biblical Approach" 
"AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSE" 29/09/2019 Sermon from View Church Home Improvement - Breaking generational cycles. 
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"CAN MY MARRIAGE MAKE ME WHOLE?" 09/04/2020
Marriage Capsule - Episode 1
"THREE CRUCIAL NEEDS IN YOUR MARRIAGE" 17/04/2020
Marriage Capsule - Episode 2
  • YouTube
"THE IMPACT OF CHILDHOOD ON MARRIAGE" 23/04/2020
Marriage Capsule - Episode 3
  • YouTube
"HOW TO EXPERIENCE WHOLENESS IN MARRIAGE" 30/04/2020
Marriage Capsule - Episode 4
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"SOUND MIND" 15/11/2020 Sermon from Hope Church George 
"LIVING WHOLE" 06/12/2020 Sermon from Lifehouse Church
"MIND THE GAP" 28/03/2021 Sermon from NewLife Church
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"A STRATEGIC APPROACH FOR EMPOWERING CHURCHES WITH RESOURCES FOR SELF, COMMUNITY & PASTORAL CARE" 23/04/2021 Merge - Faith & Mental Health Summit 
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"RESCUE, RESTORE & REBUILD" 30/05/2021 Sermon from Hope Hill Church
  • YouTube
"BETWEEN CALAMITY & CALLING" 10/09/2021 Church Mental Health Summit
Social Media Interviews
  • Facebook

"LIVE@5 - SURVIVING IN LOCKDOWN"

16/04/2020 Life Changers CT

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"WORKSHOP WEDNESDAY"
22/04/2020 View Church Tygerberg Hills C.T.
  • Instagram

"LESSONS FROM LOCKDOWN"

07/05/2020 Hope Church GEORGE

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"WORK RE-IMAGINED - EQ IN THE WORK PLACE"

02/09/2020 City Story Durban - Olive Tree Church

"DEALING WITH LOSS"

22/09/2020 GodFirst City JHB

Counselling Documents

CONSENT FORM FOR PASTORAL COUNSELLING

REFLECTIVE COUNSELLING JOURNAL

Practical resource for those in the counselling room.

LIFE LINE....

Helping you identify theme beliefs

I FEEL....

Emotions Chart for helping you name your emotions. 

I AM....

A chart for naming behaviour, thoughts & physiological symptoms. 

ABCD ....

A tool for helping you better understand your thoughts,

emotions & reactions to events.. 

IDENTITY SCRIPTURES IN CHRIST ....

Scriptures based on your self-worth and value in Christ

YOU-VERSION BIBLE READING PLANS...

Wholeness

Calamity & Calling

What's Holding You Back?

 

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