Dealing with Shame & Forgiveness: Spring No Whispers Conference
Time & Date
Event Starts:05/20/2017 9:00AM
Event Ends:05/20/2017 3:00PM
CST - Central Time
Christ Church Memphis
4488 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38117
Dr. Cynthia Davis
Join us for a conversation on shame and redemption with the Rev. Phil Jamieson, president of the United Methodist Foundation for the Memphis and Tennessee annual conferences, and the Rev. Lenn Harris Milam, an ordained elder in the Memphis Conference who is a marriage and family therapist in private practice. Discussion will focus on Jamieson’s book, "The Face of Forgiveness: A Pastoral Theology of Shame and Redemption," and how we navigate our thoughts, feelings and actions in relationship to forgiven and redeemed people of God. Registration is FREE and includes lunch, but please register at christchurchmemphis.org/nowhispers.
“Phil does a great job of distinguishing between guilt and shame. So many believers carry a heavy burden of something someone said or how they heard it that it leads to a lifelong struggle of having positive self-esteem,” said the Rev. Cynthia Davis, executive director of congregational care & senior associate pastor at Christ Church. “As Phil explains the theology of Jesus taking all our guilt and shame on the Cross and Lenn walks us through steps of healing and wholeness, it will help us experience increased clarity in our personal journey to extricate ourselves of some lifelong struggles.”
Started just over a year ago at Christ Church by the Rev. Shane Stanford, the church's senior pastor, No Whispers is leading the way for mental health in the faith community.
As Stanford sat in the audience at last year’s Dennis H. Jones Living Well Network’s Mental Health Breakfast and listened to keynote speaker Kay Warren share about the shame often associated with mental illness and how many suffer alone in silence, he realized that the role of the church must increase. He also knew that no one should have to whisper in church about struggling with any form of mental illness. That moment gave birth to Christ Church’s No Whispers initiative. As Christ Church continues to bring attention to these issues, the church will also participate in Mental Health Month in May. In addition to The No Whispers Spring Conference, several other information sessions are scheduled. View details at christchurchmemphis.org/nowhispers. Contact the Rev. Cynthia Davis, (901) 261-4386 for questions or information.
Christ Church Memphis