Forum highlights churches' role in mental health

Thursday, December 4, 2014 | Lyla Bailey

By Jessica Vanderpool
Arkansas Baptist News

Changing Attitudes: The Church & Mental Health

Suicide. Anxiety. Depression.
These words often seem taboo in churches. But attitudes are changing.

Changing Attitudes was the theme of a mental health forum held Dec. 1 by Park Hill Baptist Church, North Little Rock. About 250 people attended the event.

Garrick Conner, discipleship pastor at Park Hill Baptist Church, said the idea of “changing attitudes” refers to two things: (1) how the Church’s attitude is already changing in regard to ministering to those with mental and emotional issues and (2) how the Church needs to help change others’ attitudes and fight the stigma associated with mental issues.

The forum emphasized how churches can help those with mental illness, and it highlighted area resources like support groups and counseling services.

The event featured a series of short talks on mental health topics. Speakers were Conner; Aaron New, behavioral sciences chair and associate professor of psychology and counseling at Central Baptist College, Conway; Mike Davis, police chief for the North Little Rock Police Department; Alan Pogue, co-owner of Pogue Counseling, North Little Rock; Randy Walker, therapist at Counseling Services of Jacksonville; Vicki Stanley, board member of the Arkansas Chapter of the American Foundation for ...

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PHBC Members Participate in 'Our Serve'

Sunday, July 27, 2014 | Garrick Conner

On Sunday, July 27, 80+ volunteers gathered in stifling heat and set out to serve our community. Armed with lawn mowers, weed eaters, tree trimmers, and rakes, members scattered and participated in several clean-up projects throughout North Little Rock.

Here's a look at some of the work done in the Glenmere area of the city.

Glenmere 'Our Serve' Photos


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Vacation Bible School, July 7-11

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 | Garrick Conner

This group of students spent Tuesday morning serving at the Arkansas Rice Depot.

VBX at Arkansas Rice Depot

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PHBC hosts LifeWay's Transform Conference

Saturday, March 1, 2014 | Garrick Conner

Transform ConferenceOn Saturday, March 1, Park Hill Baptist Church served as the host site for the Transform Conference, a training experience for Sunday School leaders of all age groups.

Transform is a joint effort of LifeWay Christian Resources, the Arkansas Baptist State Convention, and the North Pulaski Baptist Association.

Some 350 staff and lay leaders from all over Arkansas participated in the event. The keynote challenge was given by David Francis, Director of Sunday School for LifeWay. Featured presenters included David Apple, Alan Raughton, Bill Emiott, Kim Harris, Klista Storts, Mike Wakefield, and Wayne Poling.

The conference was one of seven regional training events scheduled for this year. Other host cities are Riverside, CA; Upper Marlboro, MD; Creve Coeur, MO; Greenwood, SC; Mobile, AL; and Oklahoma City, OK.

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Park Hill to Host Super Bowl Breakfast Event

Monday, January 20, 2014 | Garrick Conner

KARK-4 Faith Matters[From KARK-4 Today, 01/20/2014]

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Park Hill Baptist Church (PHBC) is hosting the 2014 Super Bowl Breakfast.

Join PHBC for an awesome breakfast and a web cast of the Athletes in Action 2014 Super Bowl Breakfast.

Hosted from New York, the breakfast is an NFL-sanctioned event that features several players and coaches sharing inspiring stories of faith and football. Additionally, the Bart Starr Award will be presented to a current NFL player in recognition of outstanding character on and off the playing field.

In years past, you could only experience the breakfast in person. Now, for a small fee, you can experience it here in your own city.

Cost: $7.00 each ($56 for a table of 8) Park Hill Baptist Church, 201 East C Ave., North Little Rock. Located just one block from JFK Boulevard, (501) 753-3413

To purchase a ticket online click here.

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