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 pastors/ministers 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 dates, time, location and topics by way of email, go to our Contact 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 topic by way of email, go to our Contact 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 the family and friend 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-kindling and Christian in orientation. If you would like to know more, go to our “Support Groups” page.

  • Pastor-to-Pastor Consultations with the President of Bright Tomorrows, Rev. Tim Reside, MA, MHC

He is available to discuss strategies for better helping congregants with mental health concerns. Click here for biographical and credential information.

  • Topic Specific Seminars & Workshops offered on site in the setting of your choosing.

For participant comments on Tim Reside conducted seminars and workshops, see “Educational Seminars” page.

If you would like to arrange for a topic specific seminar or workshop, go to our Contact Page and send us an email inquiry.

Resource Recommendations & Connections.
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. In order to insure that cost not be 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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