The Sanctuary Mental Health Course

Wednesdays at 6:30pm

First Baptist Church Vernon

Starting September 25

Who should participate in this course?

People with questions about mental health…
Mental health professionals with a wealth of knowledge to share…
Leaders who want to engage their community in mental health conversations…
People supporting loved ones with mental health problems…
People living with mental health problems…

The Sanctuary Course is for anyone who wants to learn about faith and mental health. It requires no previous training or expertise—just a willingness to engage in dialogue with other believers.

How does it work?

The Sanctuary Course is an eight-week study guide for small groups. Each week participants will gather together, read through the content out loud or listen to it on audiobook, watch a film, and engage in conversation, reflection, and prayer. The course is designed to be run by small-group leaders in your church or organization.

For more information on how the course is designed to run, please see the FAQ page.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does it cover?

Over the course of the eight weeks, participants will explore topics such as:

  • Understanding mental health and illness

  • Challenging stigma

  • The recovery journey

  • Companionship

  • Self-care

  • The role of community in mental health recovery

Each topic is explored from a psychological, social, and theological perspective. Additionally, each session is accompanied by a compelling film featuring the story of an individual who has journeyed through mental health challenges as a person of faith.

What does it cost?

This course is offered as a gift to you. Please just let us know you are coming - there is no cost.

If you’d like to participate please rsvp at or fill out the form below:

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