Kettering Church of Christ will be presenting a series of lessons on mental health and addiction. Join us March 8-11 as Art Adams, from Plymouth, IN presents timely and biblical lessons on a very relevant topic.
Sunday, March 8: 9:45 AM | Pornography
63% of “Christian” men view pornography at least weekly according to a Barna survey. “Sex” is the most common word entered into search engines. What happens as pornography hijacks the brain of men and women? More importantly, how does one loosen the grip and get free? It’s harder than you think. Learn why.
Sunday, March 8, 10:45 AM | Husband/Wife Relations
Is your communication effective? Are we a family of secrets? Narcissistic? Working to build a home or to destroy it? This lesson explores attitudes behind the family roles and how they drive the roles.
Monday, March 9, 7:30 PM | Determining Family Priorities
Why are we married? What is the mission of our home? Accepting time limits, where do we direct the energy and activities of our families? Are we focused or drifting in our family? Explore the consequences of “living out of balance” and those of “living in balance” as a family.
Tuesday, March 10, 7:30 PM | Anxiety/Depression and the Christian
Forty million people at any time report clinical anxiety in the forms of panic attacks, obsessions and compulsions, post-traumatic stress, social anxiety and generalized anxiety. What roles do people pleasing, perfectionism, over- analyzing and hypervigilance plan? What’s a person to do?
Depression often travels with anxiety. Learn about the 9 types of depression. How did depressed Bible characters cope with their depression?
Are depression and anxiety necessarily a sign of “lack of faith”?
Wednesday, March 11, 7:30 pm | Alcohol/Drugs/Prescription Drugs and Substance Dependency
Nearly 23 million Americans are addicted to alcohol or other drugs. That is 1 in 10 people. The most common drug type abused is prescription drugs. Why is quitting so hard? Learn how the brain can be captured by Satan’s counterfeit solutions to dealing with life. Learn how to develop a network to “bust” addictions. Jesus can set us free!
Art Adams is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), licensed clinical addictions counselor (LCAC),
Certified Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor – level 4 (CADACIV), Nationally Certified Parenting Evaluator (NCPE), Nationally Certified Child Evaluator (NCCE) and Internationally Certified in Addiction Counseling. He holds the four year certificate of Achievement for Biblical Studies from Florida College, a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from Purdue University and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Andrews University. He is a member of several honor societies for his GPA standings. Mr. Adams has served as an adjunct professor at Andrews University and Indiana University/Purdue University (IUPUI).
Mr. Adams is first a gospel preacher having preached fulltime for seventeen years followed by twenty two years of part time evangelism. He is from a family of gospel preachers. He currently works with the church of Christ in Plymouth, Indiana. During his 25 years in mental health and addiction, he has served as therapist, clinical director, chief operation officer, JCAHO consultant, Corporate Vice President of Operations, Corporate Addictions/Trauma/Recovery Specialist, board chair for ACP group homes, director of the family program at a residential center for recovering addicted families, Senior Director working with homeless persons, including homeless veterans. He has served on numerous committees including the All Hazards Advisory Board to the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction for Homeland Security. He led a 14 county disaster team during the flood disaster in central Indiana in 2002. During hurricane Katrina he was deputized and deployed by the Governor of Indiana as a “first responder” and honored by a citation from the Mayor of Indianapolis. Mr. Adams was a key player with a central Indiana team that promoted tobacco cessation and changed local laws regarding second hand smoke. He has presented over 40 weekend seminars/gospel meetings on addictions in recent years and is in demand for presentations on addictions, mental health and family issues in the church.
He is Executive Director for Leaving the Pit Behind, an organization designed to provide mental health and addiction education services to church leaders. Leaving the Pit Behind also provides digital and face to face clinical counseling services to members of the church. Plans are in early stages to build a team of Christians to open a residential treatment center for mental health and addiction issues arising among members of the church.