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What We Believe

Tina J. Smith Ministries is an interdenominational ministry that is biblically-rooted and neuroscience integrated with shame-reduction mental health teaching, resources and support. 

We believe that Jesus Christ is “the way, the truth, and the life.” (John 14:6)

 

We believe “if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)

 

We believe that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” and can fully redeem and powerfully use even those who consider themselves the worst of them all.  (1 Timothy 1:15)

 

We believe God “is patient, not wanting any to perish but everyone to come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9)

 

We believe that all scripture is “God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.” (2 Timothy 3:16)

 

We believe that every believer in Christ is the “temple of the Holy Spirit.”

(1 Corinthians 6:19)

 

We believe we have been “baptized by one Spirit into one body” (1Corinthians 12:13) and recognize the value and equality of all members of the body of Christ. We are “all one in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:28)

 

We actively support the unity of all believers (every denomination, economic and ethnic diversities). We believe we have “different kinds of gifts but the same Spirit.”

(1 Corinthians 12:4)

 

We believe we are to strive to live holy and Godly lives as we look forward to the day of God.” (2 Peter 3: 11-12)

 

We believe we are triune created with a spirit, soul and body. (1 Thessalonian 5:23).

 

We believe we are to live and be lead by the Holy Spirit. (Galatians 5:25).

Mental Health & The Church
The rates of mental illness, suicide, addictions, affairs within the church continue to increase.  There is a need for the church to understand mental illness, effective research-based treatment methods, and increase the ability for churches to develop shame-reduction practices that minimize silence, which will lead people to greater wholeness that honours and glorifies God.

 

Here are 13 statistics from several of LifeWay Research Studies:
Christian Mental Health Statistics:
  • 23 percent of pastors acknowledge they have personally struggled with a mental illness.
  • 49 percent of pastors say they rarely or never speak to their congregation about mental illness.
  • 27 percent of churches have a plan to assist families affected by mental illness.
  • 65 percent of churchgoing family members of those with mental illness want their church to talk openly about mental illness.
  • 59 percent of those actually suffering from mental illness say the same.
  • 53 percent of churchgoers with mental illness say the church has been supportive.
  • 76 percent of churchgoers say suicide is a problem that needs to be addressed in their community.
  • 32 percent of churchgoers say a close acquaintance or family member has died by suicide.
  • 80 percent of pastors say their church is equipped to assist someone who is threatening to take his or her own life.
  • 92 percent of pastors say their church is equipped to care for the family that experiences the suicide of a loved one.
  • 4 percent of churchgoers who lost a loved one to suicide say church leaders were aware of their loved one’s struggles.
  • 68 percent of people feel they would be welcome in church if they were mentally ill.
  • 35 percent of people say mental illness could be overcome with Bible study and prayer alone.
Unity
Tina serves as an interdenominational Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist as the Word of God states in Philippians 2: 1-4 ‘Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.
Mental illness, trauma and conflicted relationships can impact any individual, couple and/or family as it is not dependent upon the church they attend.   Tina seeks to provide relational teaching and support that is fostered in Love and Unity for the Body of Christ.