With 66 per cent of church leaders citing mental health as their community’s fastest growing need, 16 Christian churches on the Central Coast have joined together to offer a new service offering freedom and healing from depression, anxiety, stress and fear.
A New Way is a completely free and flexible service for anyone who is searching for a way out of the pain of anxiety and stress.
Co-ordinator Craig Stephens said it is a spiritual process which involves healing through a journey of discovery and personal awareness, encounter of a spiritual nature, and a choice to reshape the way you think.
While the service is led by guided prayer consultants from the partner churches, participants on the program do not have to be people of faith or affiliated with any religious group.
All that is required is an open mind to being supported through a journey of guided prayer.
“It is clear in our community that there is a growing level of anxiety, particularly as a result of the COVID pandemic,” Stephens said.
“Many people have tried to find a pathway back to happiness with counsellors, medicine, herbal treatments and other professional techniques but often this is not enough.
“As a result, there are many people who have simply given up and have now accepted sadness, anxiety and stress as a normal part of their life.
“What we want to share is that no-one should give up on a life of happiness and joy.
“With A New Way, there is a breakthrough solution that they have probably never tried before, a solution that has been proven to provide comprehensive and long-lasting freedom from the mental pain.”
The churches involved in the program are: Central Life Church, Coast Community Church, C3 Church Narara and Tuggerah, Elim Church, Grace Community Church, Connect Church Umina Beach, Hope UC, InLife Church, Lakes Baptist Church, Liberty Family Church, Living Waters Hope Central, Narara Valley Baptist Church, Surfside Church Norah Head, Terrigal Uniting Church and The Salvation Army.
Details can be found at www.anewway.com.au.
Media release, Jun 15
A New Way