NAMI FaithNet Bridges of Hope Presentation

Collection. 30 minutes .


FaithNet is a PowerPoint presentation for congregational use that defines mental illness and the role of the family community in helping individuals and famiies touched by serious mental illness. The PowerPoint also represents the variety of services offered by NAMI.


self-guided PowerPoint; information about mental illness; data on mental illness; spiritual questions and reflection on ways to begin or further mental health activities in a congregation; guide book accompanies the PowerPoint

Recommended Audience

faith communities of all kinds



Practical Applications

  • A weekday evening gathering including a presentation of the PowerPoint and discussion.
  • Invite your local NAMI representative to present the PowerPoint and facilitate conversation with a pastoral care team.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim Shapiro is the Indianapolis Center’s president. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. For 14 years, Tim served Westminster Presbyterian Church in Xenia, Ohio. Prior to his pastorate at Westminster, he was pastor of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Logansport, Indiana. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation LearnsAfter his extensive work on the Center’s Sacred Space initiative, Tim co-authored the book Holy Places: Matching Sacred Space with Mission and MessageHe has also authored several articles, including Applying Positive Deviance and The Congregation of Theological Coherence.

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