Mental health is a major issue in society and therefore, must be of major concern for the church. Interestingly, it used to be understood that the primary role of church leaders was ‘the cure of souls.’ The primary sense of ‘cura’ in Latin is ‘care,’ with undertones of ‘cure.’ The soul is the essence of human personality. The cure of souls, then, is the Scripture-directed, prayer-shaped care that the church should offer. It is a determination to work at the centre, to concentrate on the essential
We offer insights into some mental and emotional health issues. A vast amount of good work has already been done in these areas, and our treatment of each subject is not intended to be comprehensive. Our contribution is born out of working with people for over 40 years and making it our aim to understand and connect with those who come for help. Click on the issues listed below to go to relevant course notes.