On Sunday, April 25, we will host our first annual Focus Sunday. The goal of Focus Sunday is to emphasize a particular area of study in order to increase our knowledge of that subject, and, ultimately, to stimulate spiritual growth in that area of our lives.
“Focus on Your Mind” – The lessons that will be presented will address some of the most prevalent challenges to the Christian’s mind and will reveal what the Bible has to say about deal
ing with such things as depression, anxiety, and addiction.
A Biblical study of prevalent mental challenges and how to:
9am Bible Class | Recognize and understand Depression.
Some people who have dealt with depression didn’t actually know what they were experiencing. Some people don’t know what their loved ones are experiencing in their depression. Let’s educate what depression is, how common it is, and how often God’s leaders deal with it. Let’s also educate to address the notion that depression is equal to a lack of faith in the Christian.
10am Worship | Be free from Anxiety.
When Jesus said in Matthew 6, “do not be anxious,” was He addressing what we understand as a mood disorder? No! If you deal with anxiety, you are not necessarily sinning against a command of the Savior. However, if you deal with anxiety you need to and can be free. We will briefly review how.
6pm Worship | Identify the key to the Addiction Cycle and helping each other.
1 Corinthians 10 tells us to be careful when we think we are standing strong because it’s then that we might fall. The Bible told us long ago about the key to the addiction cycle. We will spend some time learning about the cycle and why it’s important to help each other.
SPEAKER – MARK BUTTS
Mark is a LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists) for Hurley Counseling in Fairhope, AL. He received his B.S. in Bible from Faulkner University and his M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Amridge University. Prior to his full time counseling career, Mark served as an Associate Minister at the College Avenue Church of Christ in Enterprise, AL (2002-2004), Youth Minister at the Spanish Fort Church of Christ in Spanish Fort, AL (2004-2008), Youth & Family Minister at the Timberlane Church of Christ in Tallahassee, FL (2008-2016), and College Minister at the Timberlane Church of Christ in Tallahassee, FL (2016-2019).