While pastoring one of the nation’s fastest-growing churches, Brad’s life fell apart due to a mental-health challenge. Now, he has committed his life to stomping out hopelessness for those who have mental illnesses. Brad challenges the church-at-large to address the needs of those who struggle in silence.
Today Colleen talks with Brad Hoefs: pastor, author, and founder of Fresh Hope for Mental Health.
How has your "messy" testimony brought hope and healing for others?
Tell us about your ministry, Fresh Hope.
Why is it important to forgive ourselves as well as forgiving others?
Why is it helpful for us to remember our hurts?
How did the Fresh Hope ministry get started?
How were you shown extraordinary grace by members of your congregation?
How can we forgive others who have hurt us but still hold them accountable for their actions?
Why can't we go through life making excuses for our weaknesses?
Why is there a stigma about Christians taking medication for mental illnesses?
How can our feelings be at odds with what we know to be true about God?
Can we ever be too broken for God to fix?