Bright Tomorrows - Reflecting the Compassion of Jesus Christ to Those with Mental Health Concerns

Clergy Resources

Bright Tomorrows, as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, purposes to be a fellowship of clergy, mental health professionals, individuals with mental health concerns and their family members.

We are dedicated to reflecting the compassion of Jesus Christ by promoting mental health, helping those struggling with mental health, helping those struggling with mental illness toward a healing-recovery lifestyle, and by assisting churches in their mission to better serve those with mental health concerns.

Bright Tomorrows is interdenominational in nature, respecting the diversity of faith traditions within the unity of Christianity.

As a para-church organization, Bright Tomorrows offers Clergy Resources including:

  • Bi-monthly Breakfast Seminars designed to bring clergy, staff ministers, chaplains, lay ministry leaders and parachurch ministry leaders together with their clinically trained counterparts to discuss mental health related topics. For more details see our “Educational Seminars” page.

If you would like to be advised of date, time, location and topics by way of email, go to our Contact Us page and send us an email request.

  • An Annual “Caring for Your Congregations Mental Health” Seminar.

If you would like to be advised of date, time, location and topics by way of email, go to our Contact Us page and send us an email request. For more details see our “Educational Seminars” page.

  • Support Groups for your congregants.

From September through May, BT offers a twice-a-month support group for adults with bipolar disorder (manic depression) or unipolar disorder (major depressive disorder).

Additionally, BT offers a twice-a-month support group for family and friend caregivers and/or support givers of those living with a mental health difficulty or disorder. This support group is not limited to the support givers of persons with bipolar disorder or major depressive disorder but is open to family and friends of any person dealing with any type of diagnosable mental health challenge.

Both of these groups are curriculum-based psycho-educational support programs. They are faith-affirming, hope-affirming, and Christian in orientation. If you would like to know more, go to our “Support Groups” page.

  • Tim & Nancy Reside Speaking Engagement

    Married since 1971, Tim and Nancy have an inspiring and motivating story to share. As a duo, Tim is appreciated as the inspiring motivational speaker and Nancy is loved for her practical wisdom and warm compassion. In 1979, due to Bipolar Disorder, Tim suffered a mental health breakdown. Theirs is a survival story and a thrival story. Over time, by grace and with the encouraging help of others, they found the courage and strength necessary to begin transforming their pain. Their story encourages listeners to choose to live bigger than their struggles and thus discover that God’s wholeness and blessings can be found even in brokenness.

    Tim and Nancy are available for scheduling and happy to share with groups of any size or in any setting. They make no formal charge, but they do invite a freewill offering.

    For more details see our Tim & Nancy Reside (Speaking Engagements) page and click here for biographical and credential information.

    If you would like to make further inquiry about any of these offerings, go to our Contact Page and send Tim Reside an email.

COST:
We are supported by the freewill tax-deductible donations of those who benefit and/or appreciate the work and ministry services offered under the auspices of Bright Tomorrows. This includes welcoming churches and para-church organizations to consider including Bright Tomorrows in their benevolence budget. In addition to donations given in person or by way of postal service, donations can be made online. Simply click on the blue and yellow DONATE button on this website for instructions. To ensure that cost is not a prohibitive factor, we do not charge for our services.

DISCLAIMER:
Bright Tomorrows does not recommend or endorse the use of any specific treatment, medication or suggested coping practice. Individuals should consult with their physicians and/or mental health professionals regarding any meant to be helpful suggestions. While all information and suggestions offered by Tim and/or Nancy Reside are offered in good faith, each recipient must assume personal responsibility for verifying the validity and applicability of such information and/or suggestions.

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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