August 13, 2015
Mercy connected with Nashville area church leaders Tuesday at the third annual Church Leadership Luncheon held at the Nashville Mercy home. Mercy values partnerships with churches from all denominations and annually offers the luncheon as a way to share in the mission of restoring hope to hurting young women.
Guests enjoyed a complimentary lunch and learned more about Mercy’s residential program and its latest outreach programs and resources. Alma, a 2011 Mercy graduate, shared how she endured sexual and emotional abuse by people in church leadership and how she was able to receive God’s healing and restoration while at Mercy. In her new-found freedom, she went on to earn her Masters Degree in Counseling and now serves on the Mercy staff as an Intake Coordinator.
Melanie Carter, Mercy Director of Outreach, shared with guests about the exciting new MPower workshops, Freedom Experience events, and Ditch the Baggage book and study guide resources Mercy is now offering for leaders helping people overcome issues ranging from the everyday bad habit to more serious life-controlling behaviors. She explained Mercy’s vision to serve as a partner to churches, equipping them with the training and tools needed to help the people in their congregations find lasting freedom.
As a part of that vision, everyone who attended the luncheon was given the Mercy For book series free as a resource to use in addressing some of the issues girls coming to Mercy struggle with — eating disorders, sexual abuse, self-harm and addictions.
Mercy’s Nashville Community Relations Manager, Adrienne Lindsey, said, “It’s a privilege to come alongside pastors and churches in our community and provide them with the resources necessary to serve the hurting in their congregations. Partnering to offer hope through Jesus Christ is our number one goal!”
If you or your church leaders would like more information about Mercy or would like free resources, please contact Adrienne Lindsey at 615-831-6987 or firstname.lastname@example.org.