In church, no one should have to whisper about their struggles.
>>check out our new website, nowhispers.org
Two years ago, Christ Church Senior Pastor Dr. Shane Stanford commissioned Dr. Cynthia Davis, who was serving as Executive Director of Congregational Care, to launch our No Whispers Initiative. The program has seen amazing growth as our staff bring awareness to other congregations and leaders regarding crisis intervention in our city. They recently launched a new website, NoWhispers.org. Check it out to stay up-to-date on the latest news from No Whispers.
Current Services Offered
A Coordinating Team has been formed to lead this ministry moving forward. The Coordinating Team of the No Whispers Initiative is developing a list of support services.
1ST & 3RD TUESDAYS | 6 PM | WILSON/ROSS 405
If you or a family member is struggling with mental, emotional, physical or any other of life's challenges, join us for encouragement, resources and support so you know you’re not alone. Questions? Contact Jesse Johnson, Director of No Whispers Initiative, at (901) 261-21113.
NO WHISPERS at EAST MINISTRY CENTER
9056 POPLAR PIKE, SUITE 107, GERMANTOWN
Men's Bible Study: Tuesdays | 6:30 a.m.
Counseling Hours: Tuesdays | 8-10 a.m. (by appointment)
Women's Bible Study for Moms of Special Needs Children: Wednesdays | Noon
Counseling Hours: Wednesdays | 1-4 p.m. (by appointment)
Summary & Description
To provide a safe, informative, responsive and supportive culture for individuals and families/friends of individuals dealing with emotional, relational, spiritual and physical health issues. The ministry works with any and all spiritual communities willing to stand up for voiceless individuals currently struggling with mental illness.
Our Plan Model
Care about the issue with direct/affirmative response
Help with practical issues for support
Use volunteers to respond to the needs of those dealing with issues as listed above
Remove stigma by providing public support and advocacy
Collaborate with others in the community to provide services and broaden the scope of support
Offer Hope--provide a voice of hope and optimism that moves the community to respond
What can you do? We believe every believer:
Has a moral imperative to care about this issue particularly as it affects so many of our brothers and sisters
Has a spiritual gift and passion area that allows for him or her to support the work of No Whispers in some substantive way
Must act now as a means of stabilizing the effects of mental illness, family breakdown and the scourge of rejection and addiction in our community
Must select ONE area of our plan to begin--just ONE--so that God can open the way for further support and significance in our response together
The Dennis H. Jones Living Well Network: Learn about depression, anxiety, risky drinking & suicidal feelings & find resources to help you on the road to recovery.
MentalHealth.gov: One-stop access to U.S. government mental health & mental health problems information
Videos from Reshaping Our Thinking on Forgiveness & Redemption | Spring 2017 No Whispers Conference