We are continuing our "You Can Rest" series with some special friends, Mindy Tobin and Jane Stephens. In a world that refuses to slow down, how do we find rest? In Matthew 11:28, Jesus invites all who are weary and weighed down to come to Him and find rest. In this series, we are discovering more about the rest Jesus promised and what it looks like to experience it and live it out!
In this episode, we talk about ways past trauma or abuse can make accepting Jesus's invitation to rest more complicated. Sometimes we need a safe sister to sit with us, listen to us, and help us take it to Jesus. Sometimes we are the sister who needs to sit, and other times we are the one who gets to lead the way. As we go to Jesus, a great exchange occurs - pain for His peace, anxiety for His rest, hurt for His healing.
Jane Stephens, a certified mental health coach, spent 15 yrs leading a ministry for women with a history of sexual abuse. She is a lover of Jesus and passionate about seeing women of all ages discover the freedom and rest Jesus has for them as they invite Him into their stories of trauma.
Mindy Tobin is a servant leader who is passionate about kingdom justice, civil righteousness, and helping church leaders understand the great need to make victims and survivors of sexual assault and sexual abuse feel safe, seen, heard, and welcomed in their church environments.
We invite you to pull up a seat and join us at this table of brave conversation.