Stories & Projects

Taming Underground Shame from the Early Years

Glenn R. Schiraldi Ph.D., Hidden Wounds Even after disturbing memories from childhood have been reworked, lingering remnants of shame can disrupt one’s peace and sense of wholeness in adulthood. Recall that shame from childhood adversity lodges primarily in the non-verbal, visual right brain, with its… Read More

Inspiring Innovation in an Increasingly Fragmented Society

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing was encouraged in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Now, in the wake of the pandemic, some researchers are asking questions and delving in to the lingering social and mental effects of social distancing. What has been… Read More

From Barriers to Bridges

How SEED Equips the Body of Christ for Leadership The Great Commission is more than a ministry pillar at Habecker Mennonite Church in Lancaster, PA; it is the very essence of who they are.  Since its founding in the 1700s, the Habecker congregation has had… Read More

Mental and Behavioral Health: Pennsylvania and Nationwide

Mental and behavior health problems have seen a steady increase in recent years, some exacerbated by the struggles brought about by the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. In Lancaster, PA alone, 1 in 4 adults have been informed they have a depressive disorder. In May of… Read More

Self-Healing Communities

A Transformational Process Model for Improving Intergenerational Health This resource article from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation inspires new ways of thinking about responding to social problems. “Health and social problems occur in the context of family, community and culture. In the past three decades,… Read More

Churches Care: Championing Mental Health in the Body of Christ

The greatest strengths we possess are often the fruit of a seed that was planted in us long ago, during a vulnerable, painful season of our lives. For Janelle Bitikofer, that seed was God-sized: invisible to the natural eye, yet undeniably present and packed with… Read More

Funded Projects in 2021

Dr. Brinton Rutherford, LMC Grant Title: Influencing Behavioral Health and Wellness of LMC Leaders and Members with the IDI Psychometric Tool and Qualitative Wellness Assessment Grant Focus Area: LMC Leadership and the African-American Intercultural Leadership Team (AAILT) seek to increase intercultural competence in LMC. Since 50% of… Read More

Funded Projects in 2020

Jordon Kauffman, New Person Ministries Grant Title: Building on the Foundation Grant Focus Area: Our mission is to bring healing and restoration through Jesus Christ to those affected by incarceration by providing care of returning citizens and their families through housing, social service assistance and spiritual guidance. Award: $45,000.00… Read More