Check-in at 8:30 • Morning Beverages and snacks provided
Welcome and Announcements at 9:00 at Lower Lights Community Church of the Nazarene
You may have heard of the Urban Leadership Trainings before, but we've expanded and enhanced them! From now on Lower Lights Ministries is partnering with Lower Lights Christian Health Center to bring you information and the tools you need to effectively serve in an urban environment.
We host the Urban Leadership Trainings in order to give back to those who give themselves to the community. We want to model that in true community we receive in order to give. One of our greatest joys is being part of the transformational process of people finding their God-given passion and mission in life... so join us for the Urban Leadership Trainings!
8:30-9:00 Check-in & snacks
9:00-9:10 Welcome & Announcements
9:30-11:00 Session 1
11:30-1:00 Session 2
Session 1 Trainings - choose one
Understanding Holistic Ministry (David Gay & Pastor Jan Ruark, MDiv.)
How has Lower Lights developed a more comprehensive, caring, and effective approach to ministry? In this session, you will learn more about the guiding principles, life services areas, and overall holistic approach of ministry at Lower Lights & how it is being implemented by other organizations in our community.
Understanding Trauma ( Suzann Mark, PhD & Kyle Meyers, LFMT)
This session will explore the psychological impact of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), associated emotional disorders like anxiety and depression, how trauma affects personality development and relationship skills, and the link between trauma and criminal behavior.
Understanding ADD/ADHD--Strategies that Work (Teacher, Erin Flory)
In this training, participants will gain a basic understanding of ADD/ADHD and how it affects daily functioning. Learn some tips and tricks to support children who struggle with inattention and impulsivity. Leave with some practical ideas you can start utilizing immediately.
Healing the Hurt Life, Integrated Whole Person Care (Sue Rowe, Registered Nurse)
Living the whole life that God intends requires an understanding of how we were created and insights into how problems in one dimension of life can adversely affect all others.
Session 2 Trainings - choose one
Understanding Poverty (Pastor Jan Ruark, MDiv. & Birdie Dayton)
How does poverty impact learning, work habits, or decision-making in Franklinton and other urban communities? Join us as we explore ways to better understand different socioeconomic values and behaviors, and gain practical insight to improve your effectiveness in working with people from different backgrounds.
Understanding Recovery & Substance Abuse (Rachel’s House Director Kim Flynn & Kyle Meyers, LFMT)
Recovering from substance abuse is a process that requires support, willingness and action. This training will give volunteers an overview of addiction, and an understanding of how they can be a healthy support person in recovery.
Urban Appalachian Culture (Dr. Dana Vallangeon)
What are the traits & characteristics of this specific population? What techniques assist in serving within this unique culture? Years of ministry in Franklinton inform and shape this dynamic learning opportunity.
Mental Health Basics (Lower Lights Healthcare Provider)
How does mental health affect overall health, well-being, & functioning? How are diagnosis & treatment plans determined? How does mental health affect relationship? Learn answers to these and other mental health questions in this informative session.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS
Kim Flynn: Kim is currently a Chemical Dependency Counseling Assistant and is Co-Director of Rachel’s House. She currently serves on the church board of Lower Lights Community Church of the Nazarene as the Missions President, and has begun the process to become a licensed pastor in the Nazarene church.
Dr. Suzann Mark, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology: Suzann is currently serving as Co-Director of Rachel’s House. She graduated from The University of Glasgow in Scotland, receiving a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2000. Before moving to Columbus in 2004, she worked within the UK National Health Service with sexual and violent offenders, individuals with severe mental illness, and those suffering as a result of sexual abuse and other trauma.
Kyle Meyers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Masters in Family Therapy: Kyle currently serves as the Life Coach for Project AIM and Light the Way Home. He graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene University (B.A., Communication), and obtained his Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Eastern Nazarene College. He has worked with war veterans through the Boston Veteran Center. Kyle leads the Center for Reconciliation, and has developed a special conflict management course called “The Twelve Steps of Peacemaking.”
Sue Rowe, Registered Nurse: Sue has served in the medical field as an RN for several years. For the last 3 years, she has served as Spiritual Care Coordinator at Lower Lights Christian Health Center. She is currently attending Mount Carmel College of Nursing to become a Family Nurse Practitioner.
Rev. Janet Ruark, Masters in Divinity: Janet serves a CEO of Lower Lights Ministries. She graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene University (B.A., Religion) and received her Masters of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary with a concentration in cultural anthropology. Prior to completing her Masters Degree, Jan served Lower Lights Ministries as the Program Director for Rachel's House and developed the holistic model that continues to be employed today in all programs.
Dr. Dana Vallangeon, MD: Dr. Dana serves as the founding CEO of Lower Lights Christian Health Center. She also still sees patients on a regular basis. She completed her pre-med schooling at Olivet Nazarene University and graduated from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. She has been serving and seeing patients in the Urban Appalachian culture for over 10 years.