Let’s Talk About Depression and Suicide

January 9, 2020 6:30PM

According to the National Institute of Health, major depression impacted over 11 million american adults in 2017. The Center for Disease Control recently released alarming results of a study showing suicide as a leading cause of death for certain age groups of Americans. However, we don’t need a statistic to tell us depression and suicide are concerning issues. Almost everyone knows someone who has dealt with depression and many reading this have gone through seasons of depression themselves. Suicide also, has closely touched many of us. As the Church we need to be able to talk about these difficult subjects.

We welcome you to join us for this free workshop held on January 9, 2020 from 6:30-8 PM at Chapelgate Presbyterian Church.

While this event is free we do please ask you register so we can plan for your attendance. 


We hope to see you there!

Lay Counseling Supervision


Back by very popular demand is our Lay Counseling Supervision Group. 

Whether you are you a ministry leader, lay counselor, pastor, or trusted friend you have probably felt the need to have a safe place to talk over how you are caring for those God has placed in your life to care for and counsel. Lay Counseling Supervision provides expertise rooted in Scripture and brings years of qualified experience. You do not have to be alone in your care for others. 

Supervision will be led by Esther Smith. Esther is a licensed clinical professional counselor with 7 years of experience working in both clinical and biblical counseling settings. She has an MA in Professional Counseling and has completed biblical counseling training through CCEF. 

The group meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from noon-1:30. Space is limited. For information and registration contact Esther Smith at esmith@chapelgate.org

Life Counseling Center Ministries and Chapelgate Presbyterian Church are pleased to welcome Dr. Diane Langberg, PhD


For information and registration click HERE.

Dr. Diane Langberg is globally recognized for her work with trauma  victims. She has trained caregivers the world over in responding to trauma and to the abuse of power.  Her most recent book is Suffering and the Heart of God: How Trauma Destroys and Christ Restores. 

Leadership in the church of Jesus Christ is a holy trust from the Lord himself, who loves his people and is fiercely devoted to them. Any power that we have–at home, in the workplace, in society, or in the church–is ours only as it is received from God. That power carries with it unique temptations, alongside unique opportunities to bless others.

Sadly, many people come to church bearing emotional and spiritual scars from past or present abuse received from those in power over them–parents, spouses, bosses, or church leaders. Physical, verbal, sexual, and emotional abuse is much more common in the church than we would like to think.

Oftentimes church leaders are well-meaning but clumsy in their efforts to come alongside vulnerable people, or ill-equipped to lead abusers through repentance. Sometimes our “care” adds an extra layer of suffering onto already painful circumstances.

This conference is for those who earnestly desire to grow in wisdom and insight in these matters, so as to more effectively to build up those who have been sinned against, and bind up their wounds. This conference is also for those who have been wounded and need hope that the church can indeed be a refuge.

Leaders, pastors, and friends will learn how to do everything in their power to ensure that our churches are a refuge for those who need “shelter from the storm” (Isaiah 32:2).



LCCM Newsletter Fall 2019