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
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.