The Global Soul Care Network (Referred to as GSCare to distinguish our network from other Soul Care Ministries) is a collective of organizations and individuals who are interested in a global transcendent approach to mental health and soul wellness. See Introduction.

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Introduction to GSCare

The Spafford Story and Soul Wellness Hymn (It is Well With My Soul 18:40) provides us with a clear picture of what Christian Soul Wellness is. GSCare takes a Global Christian perspective that transcends time and culture and emphasizes historical Christian unity. Rob Reimer's seven principles in his book Soul Care, illustrate this perspective.  “These principles, when packaged together and lived out, can lead to lasting transformation, freedom, and a healthy soul.” https://renewalinternational.org/soul-care. This blog expands Reimer's Soul Care approach to other authors and resources.

Please email trismartpm@gmail.com for any suggestions, or questions, or if you wish to join the network.

GSCare (Alpha, Beta,Theta)

This post needs to be revised as we find time to develop resources mentioned here.


Alpha 


Alpha is the first letter of the Greek Alphabet. The goal of our Alpha network is to explore identity and relationship to God from a beginner perspective.  

  • We are developing guides to do this:
  • Another way is to to do this is to take the Alpha Course.
  • As we explore relating to God, we also need to learn how to relate to others and process areas of our lives that will hinder developing a relationship with God. We are making suggestions and links in our John Devotional to resources that will help you explore Soul Wellness Topics.

Beta


Beta is the second letter of the Greek Alphabet. The goal of our Beta network is to develop our relationship with God from a learner perspective. 

  1. See Daily Guide for those who have heard the Christmas Story before.

  2. We are developing studies in the Gospels of John, Luke and the Acts of the Apostles with resource suggestions to Soul Care Topics for those who are growing in a relationship with God. 


Theta


Theta is the eighth letter of the Greek Alphabet. The goal of our Theta network is to mature in our relationship with God from a practical theology perspective. 

  1. See Pittsburgh Seminary Advent Devotional

  2. We are developing resource link suggestions for  studies in the Gospels of John, Luke and the Acts of the Apostles with resource suggestions to Soul Care Topics for those who are maturing in their relationship with God. 

  3. Soul Care Theta is based on Rob Reimer’s Soul Care Book.

GSCare Topics

Mental Health: 
Dr. Reimers Seven Principles:

Identity 

  • Your identity in Christ is the foundation of a healthy soul. Who you are determines how you behave. What you believe about yourself influences your level of maturity, peace, and soul health.

Repentance

  • You must repent and receive the forgiveness of God in order to be free. Secrets rob you of soul health. When you confess, but still carry around shame in your soul, it is toxic to your well-being. It isn’t enough to know you are forgiven; you must experience release.

Breaking Family Sin Patterns

  • Family sin patterns have an unusual pull on your lives.  They are hard to break. You must deal with them severely before they deal severely with you.

Forgiving Others

  • You need to forgive those who sin against you. The single greatest mark of maturity is the capacity to love your enemies. Bitter roots create weeds in the garden of your soul. They must be uprooted before you can be healthy

Healing Hurts

  • Unprocessed wounds leave you with festering soul sores.  You need the healing presence of Jesus to free you from the ill effects of your soul wounds.

Overcoming Fears

  • The people of God make more mistakes in times of fear than any other time. This is why the number one command of scripture is “fear not.” You must overcome your fears to be spiritually healthy

Breaking Demonic Strongholds

  • We have a real spiritual enemy who can get a foothold in our lives. You need the power of God to free you from his grip and deliver you so that you can have a healthy soul


Source:

Reimer, R., Dr. (2016). Soul Care Principles. In Soul Care 7 Transformational Principles for a Healthy Soul (pp. 32-33). Franklin, Tennessee: Carpenters Son Pub.





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