Pathways to Promise

“Developing the capacity of congregations to support recovery and wellness with individuals and families facing serious mental health issues.”


If you want to concentrate on developing a mental health ministry in your congregation and community, go to Pathways2Promise for the Mental Health Ministry Training resource site. Many resources in a variety of formats may be downloaded from this Pathways to Promise (P2P) page.

You will find three downloadable presentations in various formats:

  • Mental Health 101: An Introduction to Mental Health Ministry
  • Organizing a Mental Health Team in Your Congregation
  • Companionship: A Ministry of Presence

You will also find a PRESENTER’S GUIDE for each course to help you offer these trainings in your congregation. The presenter’s guides may be used as a self-study by clergy and congregational leaders or as a small group resource for training mental health team members and companionship care teams.

You will also find:

  • Congregation Survey to help you identify mental health concerns and interests of your congregation
  • Mental Health Ministry – A Toolkit for Congregations to help you with practical activity
  • A Local Mental Health Training Cooperative describing how you can work with neighboring congregations and community allies to build a network of caring congregations

Pathways to Promise wants to know about your efforts. If you do a small study group or offer a presentation in your congregation, P2P would like to get copies of the survey and evaluation forms you use, along with your location and a list of the participants and their roles (clergy, laity, family member, peer, mental health provider, etc.) This will help P2P evaluate and revise these trainings and develop additional resources.

Please send any correspondence to:

Pathways to Promise
5400 Arsenal St.
St. Louis, MO 63139