Bright Tomorrows - Reflecting the compassion of Jesus Christ to those with mental health concerns
5630 South Boston Avenue  •  Tulsa, Oklahoma 74105-7725  •  (918) 744-5761 (Information Only Line)

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Educational Seminars

Breakfast Seminar Series
Bright Tomorrows offers a FREE bi-monthly "breakfast seminar" to pastors and/or ministers (professional and lay leaders). These seminars are designed to bring them together with clinically-trained counterparts to discuss mental health related topics.

Bright Tomorrows is aware that ministry leaders tend to be the "first-responders" to individuals and families in crisis. Often mental health concerns, inclusive of illness, caregiving challenges and stresses are brought to their doorsteps.

Bright Tomorrows recognizes the congregant's need for continuing pastoral care and presence as they work through their suffering of crisis, grief and loss towards a healing-recovery lifestyle.

To receive bi-monthly invitations advising you of date, time, location and topic by way of email, go to our Contact Page and send us an email request.

Past Compassionate Care Seminar Participant Comments:
Church Elder:
"Tim's total transparency was most valuable. The resources will be a tremendous help. Keep up the great work!"
Special Needs Ministry Coordinator:
"Tim is an outstanding speaker. I particularly liked the way he incorporated so many scriptures into his presentation."
A Caregiving Friend:
"Tim's teaching on 'listening' was especially helpful."
A Caregiving Spouse:
"Tim Reside possesses an amazing knowledge and understanding of mental illness ... and has a gift for communicating that knowledge to the average individual. He is highly organized, enlightening, approachable and very genuine."
Senior Pastor:
"Thank you for sharing your gift with our church! ... I look forward to working together in the future. Your testimony and life message is powerful and redemptive."
Lay Ministry Volunteer:
"An amazing course which truly benefited the class ... Tim has excellent presentation and communication skills and a gift from God for sharing His love."
Social Worker:
"For one who has lived with mental illness in my family, this whole course was great."
Registered Nurse:
"Tim Reside ... educates, encourages and blesses. Tim's courage in coming 'out' about his own illness is to be applauded."
A Person in Need:
"This course has been the 'link' I asked God for."
Professional Writer:
"Tim's presentation brings sharp realization to the agony, frustration, fear, confusion and sorrow that a critical illness can bring to an individual and his/her family. Yet the course is not a downer! Tim's deep faith, infectious sense of humor and naturally exuberant personality are a constant reminder that though illness is a serious subject, it is not without hope and even humor."
"Caring for Your Congregations Mental Health" Annual Seminar
Every year Bright Tomorrows offers, in co-sponsorship with the Mental Health Association in Tulsa, along with numerous other mental health care provider organizations, a FREE one day seminar for clergy, staff, chaplains, and lay leaders. This event takes place on a Friday in April at University Village in Tulsa. Attendees experience quality presentations by topic relevant experts, panel discussions and question and answer forums. Tools for working with persons who might be struggling with mental illness concerns are highlights. Exhibitors introduce community and regional resources. Additionally, the seminar participants have opportunities to network with the presenters, exhibitors and other attendees. All materials and writing utensils are provided as well as free hot and cold beverage service throughout the day and a delicious hot lunch. If you would like to receive a no obligation invitation to the next seminar, go to our Contact Page and send us an email request.

Thank you for your inquiry.
If you have further inquiries, feel free to email the President of Bright Tomorrows, Tim Reside.
A simple e-mail form is provided on our Contact Us page.
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