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Free luncheon, counseling, screenings offered during SBC meeting in June

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–Individual, marital and family counseling, health screenings and a luncheon program will be provided free of charge to Southern Baptist ministers and their families participating in the SBC annual meeting and related conferences this June in New Orleans.

The complimentary services will be provided by LeaderCare and Wounded Ministers, ministries of LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention.

From June 11-13, experienced licensed therapists and pastoral counselors will conduct individual, marital and family counseling for ministers and their families at no charge. Sessions will be in private locations and handled in total confidence. The daily newsletter for the convention, distributed at the Louisiana Superdome, will provide a phone number for scheduling appointments.

In the SBC exhibit hall, LeaderCare representatives will be available with information regarding retreats and other services and resources. LeaderCare wellness consultant Tommy Yessick and Annuity Board representatives will offer ministers and their spouses free cholesterol and osteoporosis screenings, along with assistance in determining their “health age.”

“Renewed Confidence for Ministry” is the theme of the annual complimentary luncheon sponsored by LeaderCare and Wounded Ministers during the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Pastors’ Conference in New Orleans. This year’s luncheon will be Monday, June 11, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the Hyatt Regency Ballroom. Jack Graham, pastor of Prestonwood Baptist church, Dallas, will be the featured speaker.

Tickets, free to the first 1,200 individuals making requests, may be obtained by contacting Kay Russell by e-mail, [email protected], or by phone, (615) 251-2173.

A 24-hour toll-free LeaderCare hotline, 1-888-789-1911, is provided throughout the year for counseling assistance to ministers and their families. Contact may also be made by e-mail to [email protected]; by writing to LeaderCare, 127 Ninth Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37234-0166; or by calling (615) 251-2173.

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