God's Purpose for Wholeness

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God's Purpose for Wholeness: Mental, Emotional, Spiritual

Saturday, May 4th, 2024 - New Covenant Church of Philadelphia

Discover the transformative power of faith and healing at the 'God's Purpose for Wholeness: Mental, Emotional, Spiritual' conference, a pivotal event dedicated to addressing the mental health crisis from a Christ-centered perspective. Scheduled for May 4, 2024, this free conference aims to illuminate the path toward mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being for adults over 18. Participate in interactive breakout sessions and access valuable mental health resources and support. Dive deep into discussions that challenge the myths surrounding mental health and explore the barriers to achieving wholeness. Our keynote speaker will provide spiritual and practical insights to foster a culture of understanding, compassion, safety, and acceptance. This event is not just a conference; it's a movement towards a more compassionate society, integrating the healing power of Christ into the journey toward mental wellness. Register now to secure your place in this life-changing experience.

Join us for a transformative day focused on addressing the mental health crisis with hope, understanding, and Christ's love. Whether you're seeking insight, support, or resources, this conference is a step towards healing.

  • Date: Saturday, May 4th, 2024
  • Time: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Location: New Covenant Church of Philadelphia
  • Cost: Free (includes lunch)

What to Expect

  • Inspiring Keynote Speaker: Gain spiritual wisdom and practical insights from our keynote speaker aimed at encouraging a culture of transparency, understanding, compassion, and acceptance of ourselves, and others who face mental health challenges. 
  • Interactive Breakout Sessions: Get engaged in our interactive breakout sessions geared to the unique mental health challenges and needs faced by men, women, children, young adults, and seniors. A special session is planned to explore the relationship of mental health to grief and loss. Each session is guided by a leading voice in the field, who will provide information that exposes stigmas and other barriers to achieving wholeness. You are encouraged to bring questions you may have about mental health and wellness. 
  • Valuable Resources: Take advantage of the opportunity to meet with service providers, and access valuable mental health and wellness resources and supports. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a community lifting each other in faith, while gaining knowledge and tools to navigate the complexities of mental health, with hope and resilience. 

Register Today!

Keynote Speaker

Get To Know Dr. Stanley E. Stocker III, PH.D, MFT

Elder Dr. Stanley E. Stocker III, affectionally known as “Dr. Stan,” is a licensed therapist and owner of Journey to Healing Counseling Services, LLC, a thriving private practice in Philadelphia, PA. He holds a Ph.D in Marriage and Family Therapy and certification in various areas of clinical expertise. Dr. Stan is a former employee of the Philadelphia Department of Prisons where he worked for over 23 years, thirteen of which he served as a prison Psychologist working with a diverse population of incarcerated male and female clients. Before retiring in 2021, he served as interim Chief of Psychology for the prison’s psychology department.

In his transition from working with the prison population to the general population, he did not leave his passion for supporting the emotional and mental health needs of the Black and underprivileged community behind him. He simply transferred that into the lives of those living beyond the walls and truly needing the service and support he provides. Part of this includes making himself available to the young men in his neighborhood, many of whom are fatherless and longing for positive male attention.

With the same vigor and passion, Dr. Stan also enjoys using his expertise to bring mental health awareness to churches, communities, and organizations. He conducts personal development workshops on a wide range of topics, including his passions—fatherhood, men and masculinity, marriage and family, stress and anger management, self-care, and much more.

Dr. Stan is an active member of Bethel Deliverance Church Northeast serving under the leadership of Pastor Timothy Baldwin. Happy and devoted husband to his wife Michelle and proud father to his son Christopher, he considers them his greatest accomplishment and most important ministry.

In his leisure time, Dr. Stan enjoys reading books and outdoor life; including gardening, bike riding, and his greatest joy—traveling and cruising the Caribbean with his wife and son.