This Wednesday night, April 28, we welcome special guest Dr. Tony McDade for the third installment of our series REthinking Help!
In previous weeks (available online), we talked about our difficulty in asking for and receiving the help we need. Now we turn to helping others, drawing on the wisdom of professionals with much experience to share. This week we’ll interview Tony McDade, recently retired Executive Director of United Ministries, about best practices for helping the stranger. On May 5, Kendra Plating will interview Canterbury Counseling therapists Andrea Helm and Joel Koontz about how to help people who are resistant to getting the help they need and what the counseling experience is really like. On May 12, we’ll interview our own Jim Dant about the role of saying “no” and setting boundaries in our efforts to help others.
I’m deeply convicted about the importance and the timeliness of these topics for the church. Each of us is engaged in the spiritual struggle to actually receive help and to help others in liberating, not codependent, ways. Let’s learn all we can together so we can love—and help—one another well!