Melissa M. Bradley-Ball has a Master of Counseling Psychology from the University of Tennessee, is a nationally known clinical educator, corporate consultant, resilience coach and author. Melissa has taught over one-hundred-thousand professionals, including physicians, psychologists, nurses, law enforcement, social workers, counselors and clergy on themes as “Restoring Life After Sexual Trauma,” “Counseling Victims of Sexual Trauma,” and “Counseling Those Who Serve: First Responders and Their Families.” In the fall of 2013, Melissa led the Presbytery of East Tennessee in a training event titled, “Sexual Misconduct in the Church: A Soul Wound,” and she earned favorable reviews from those who attended this one day seminar. [For more information about Melissa M. Bradley-Ball, visit www.theomnibuscenter.org]
Melissa M. Bradley-Hall will address a Special Called Meeting of Church Professionals serving in Validated Ministries of the Presbytery of Middle Tennessee on this same topic on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, from 9:00 am registration to 3:30 pm dismissal, at First Presbyterian Church, 4815 Franklin Road, Nashville. Attendance at this seminar is required for all teaching elders serving in validated ministries in the Presbytery of Middle Tennessee, along with all who are on the Pulpit Supply and Transitional/Interim Pastors List, Commissioned Ruling Elders and Certified Christian Educators. Funding for this training event will be drawn from the Temporarily Restricted Account #3002-06 Pastoral Care Fund, which means participation will be a no charge for materials or the midday meal. Pre-registration is required.
THE 221ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (U.S.A)
Assembly in Brief, the popular bulletin insert-size summary of the 221st General Assembly (2014) is now available as a free download. The insert is chock-full of information about the Assembly, complete with color photographs.
Click here to download the insert.
The Presbytery of Middle Tennessee and the Presbytery of the Q’quechi Peten (Guatemala) Presbyterian Women and Presbyterial Women Pig Project
The 11 year covenant partnership between the Presbytery of Middle Tennessee (PMT) and the Presbytery of Q’quechi Peten (PQP) took an important step in 2014 with the inclusion of the Guatemalan women in active planning for their churches.
The women of PQP have crafted a Pig Project to support their churches and presbytery. the women are in need of “seed money” to get this project off the ground.
Click here to read more and to learn how you can be involved in this project.
To read more about the story of the pigs, click here.