6 Ways Trauma Healing Workshops Will Benefit Your Ministry

A trauma healing workshop will benefit ministries by offering a proven resource for church leaders with Biblically-based mental health principles.

Everywhere we see suffering, what is unseen are deep, deep wounds. Whether the trauma experienced was from decades ago or today, the wounds it creates become a barrier to hearing the gospel. 

That’s why World Impact equips churches, ministry networks, and denominations with the mental health and biblical resources needed to lead others to receive healing and freedom from trauma through our Trauma Healing Workshops.

Why Trauma Healing?

Trauma can create a barrier to people engaging with Scripture. When hearts are hardened by anger and bitterness, the seed falls on hard ground and does not take root. 

Traumatized individuals want answers to questions like, “If God is real, why does He allow suffering?” These perspectives make it difficult to see God’s offering of grace and peace. Many people need to sort through the trauma they’ve experienced to receive that offering.

The assistant pastor of Pentecostal Hi-way Tabernacle, Nera Maaser, was incredibly blessed when these difficult topics were addressed in her church’s Trauma Healing Workshop. With the prevalence of trauma, questions like why suffering exists are common, and it’s a blessing to know which scriptures to turn to and how to listen and respond lovingly. 

A truma healing workshop will benefit ministries by offering a proven resource for church leaders with Biblically-based mental health principles.
Side view at two African-American people embracing during support group meeting, helping each other with stress, anxiety and grief, copy space

Ultimately, trauma healing helps us to fulfill the gospel of Jesus Christ, setting the captives free. This verse is an encouragement and reminder of our work. 

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,

    because the Lord has anointed me

    to proclaim good news to the poor.

He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,

    to proclaim freedom for the captives

    and release from darkness for the prisoners,[a]

to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor

    and the day of vengeance of our God,

to comfort all who mourn,

    and provide for those who grieve in Zion—

to bestow on them a crown of beauty

    instead of ashes,

the oil of joy

    instead of mourning,

and a garment of praise

    instead of a spirit of despair.

They will be called oaks of righteousness,

    a planting of the Lord

    for the display of his splendor.

They will rebuild the ancient ruins

    and restore the places long devastated;

they will renew the ruined cities

    that have been devastated for generations.

We are set free by allowing God to repair the damage we’ve endured and thank Him for the crown of beauty that replaces the ashes. 

We are honored to provide a route to freedom for those who have been held captive by their trauma.

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Trauma Healing Workshops

Who attends the trauma healing workshops? 

The workshops are made for ministry leaders who live in community with and lead individuals in need of trauma healing. Students start by engaging in personal healing, learning basic mental health skills, and experiencing participatory learning.

Soon after, they learn from an apprentice and practice facilitating groups while continuing their personal trauma healing. 

By the end, the Trauma Healing Workshop graduates can lead groups of their own, and even get certified to train other trainers. 

Can you see ways that trauma healing can help your church more effectively spread the gospel? 

Anything is possible: A Powerful Story Of God’s People Being The Conduit For Trauma Healing

Here are 6 ways Trauma Healing workshops will benefit your ministry:

  1. The workshops are a turn-key solution to train church leaders with Biblically-based mental health principles.
  2. Trainers offer practical and contextualized curricula for your ministry.
  3. Participants can choose from multiple certification levels.
  4. During the workshop, students will benefit from experienced mentorship during the certification process.
  5. Workshops provide a Community of Practice with like-minded people engaged in reaching their city with the gospel.
  6. Finally, students will gain increased access to other World Impact programs and resources as an approved World Impact ministry partner.

Is your church leadership ready to attend the Trauma Healing Workshop?

As Pastor Maaser said, every pastor of the gospel would benefit from the workshop, learning to see faith through the eyes of someone who is entangled in deep suffering.


This Giving Tuesday, November 29, 2022, we are calling on people like us who want to see neighborhoods flourish through healthy churches. 

How can that happen? Easy–the process is already in place! Through the programs of World Impact, urban church leaders are equipped to create healing communities where discipleship and life change happens, and where neighborhoods are transformed. 

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