Mental Wellness Sabbath

April 1 – 2, 2022

In a world filled with chaos and uncertainty, how can we maintain mental wellness?  Join us for this special programming as we look at several of these gifts from God that were made for our good health.  This need is nearly overwhelming communities.  Be there.  Be a resource.  Be restored.

The program includes these resources for your church:

  • Friday evening vespers program — Impact of Music on the Brain
  • Sabbath morning sermon — How to Keep from Losing Your Mind
  • Sabbath afternoon training — Addressing Loneliness: Friendship Evangelism at Its Best

Friday Vespers Program

Impact of Music on the Brain

Join us for this special musical program featuring world-renowned artists Jennifer LaMountain, Kelly Mowrer, and Jaime Jorge.  We’ll also be blessed with a special message from Pastor John Bradshaw, President of It Is Written.  Watch with us through a livestream link on YouTube or Facebook (see links below).

Date:  Friday, April 1

Time:  8:00 pm ET / 5:00 pm PT

Unable to join the live stream?  Feel free to share this program at your local church using the links at a later time.


How to Keep from Losing Your Mind

Join Pastor Mark Finley for this stirring message on how to maintain your mental wholeness through the crises of today.  Use this sermon and the additional resources to plan a special service program at the local church.

Date:  Saturday, April 2

Time:  Per your local church program

Scripture Reading:  Philippians 4:6-9

Note:  This sermon will not be live-streamed.  It is for use by congregations during their local services.

Afternoon Training

Friendship Evangelism

Join us for this special training on how to address the epidemic of loneliness through friendship evangelism.  We will learn basic skills for meeting people where they are, ministering to their needs, and leading them to Christ.  We will also learn how to host a special mental health emphasis Sabbath at your local church.

Date:  Sabbath, April 2

Time:  5:00 – 7:00 pm ET / 2:00 – 4:00 pm PT

This was a live event through ZOOM.  The recording will be posted below shortly.

Additional Resources

In this special issue about mental health, real people share their stories of overcoming mental health struggles, and experts offer advice and insights on a range of mental health concerns, including depression and anxiety. The issue also explores ways to care for your mental health, such as how to replace negative thoughts, how to understand your emotions, and how to go from languishing to flourishing.

Join us for this virtual online summit as we address not only the underlying factors impacting mental health, but also consider what health professionals and the church can do to minister to the needs of their community.  Practical trainings are provided, and CME/CEU is available for live attendance.  Date:  March 31 – April 3, 2022.

This beautiful sharing booklet provides an overview of healthy living principles.  It’s a great item to give your visitors and members!  Click on the image to obtain FREE from AdventSource.  Available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Share this brief video during your planned church service to provide simple self-care tips.  English and Spanish versions available.

Share this brief video during your planned church service to provide simple self-care tips.  English and Spanish versions available.


Pastor John Bradshaw
Pastor John Bradshaw
Pastor John Bradshaw is the president of It Is Written. A former radio broadcaster, he became a Christian as a young adult, and served as an evangelist and church pastor before joining It Is Written in January of 2011. He has held more than 100 evangelistic series, sharing God’s word on six continents.

John has filmed It Is Written programs in almost 30 countries, which along with his daily devotional, Every Word and other It Is Written programs are viewed around the world. John is married to Melissa, and they have two children. They live near Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Dr. Angeline Brauer
Dr. Angeline Brauer
Dr. Brauer serves as the Health Ministries Director for the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists.
Dr. Carlos Fayard
Dr. Carlos Fayard
Dr. Carlos Fayard is an associate professor of psychiatry at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California, United States, director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Training and Community Mental Health, and the author of Christian Principles for the Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy (WestBow Press, 2017).
Pastor Mark Finley
Pastor Mark Finley
Mark Finley and his wife, Ernestine “Teenie,” have teamed up in ministry throughout the years. Teenie is known worldwide for teaching natural lifestyle cooking. Together they have been involved in Christian ministry for over 40 years-preaching, teaching and offering spiritual growth workshops, and conducting over 100 evangelistic series that have spanned the globe with sermons translated into over 50 languages. Today, Pastor Finley and Teenie continue their ministry at the Living Hope School of Evangelism Training Center in Haymarket, Virginia.
Jaime Jorge
Jaime Jorge
Jaime Jorge began playing the violin at the age of five. Born and raised in communist Cuba, he was given many opportunities to develop his talent, including an offer to study in Russia at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Music in Moscow with some of the greatest musicians of our time, if only he would renounce his faith in God. He refused. When Jaime was ten, miraculously, his family was given the opportunity to leave the country.

They came to the United States, where Jaime received a Christian education and violin lessons with eminent violinist and teacher Cyrus Forough. But Jaime dreamed of being a missionary doctor, and in 1994 he entered the University of Illinois School of Medicine. In 1996, he left medical school and a promising medical career to follow God’s call to devote his life to full-time music ministry.

Since 1988 he has performed over 4000 concerts, traveled over 7 million air miles and has played on 6 continents in over 110 countries. He has recorded and released 17 albums. He’s played in thatch roof huts, high school gyms & auditoriums, simple & elaborate churches, fancy Cathedrals, stadiums, as well as in Carnegie Hall and The Lincoln Center in New York. No matter the venue or audience, or whether he’s playing for regular folks, poor or rich, politicians or royalty, his desire is to share Jesus through music and testimony, and bring people closer to Christ.

Jennifer LaMountain
Jennifer LaMountain
Thousands worldwide have witnessed the grace and passion of Jennifer’s ministry. The beauty and energy of her music is contagious. She bubbles over with enthusiasm. “Our God is so amazing,” she says, “and with a Friend so precious – how can I keep from singing?”

From her first church solo at age three, to her roles in opera, to regular appearances on religious television and worldwide satellite programming, Jennifer continues to inspire listeners.

Although most know her from her featured songs on radio and television, Jennifer’s work in the field of music education as an instructor and researcher remains an integral part of her ministry and life work.

Kelly Mowrer
Kelly Mowrer
Speaker, writer, and concert pianist, Kelly founded and heads Live at the Well, a ministry encouraging others in the joy of practical, vital friendship with God. With over 20 years in full time ministry, Kelly conducts seminars at churches, conference retreats, and camp meetings around the country.

Her solo piano concerts are worship events interweaving music with Scripture passages and stories of music throughout the history of the church brought alive with practical application for today.

Kelly lives with her husband and two sons in TN.

Pastor John Rengifo
Pastor John Rengifo
John Rengifo is the Lead Pastor at Ellicott City Seventh-day Adventist Church. His first experience in ministry came by knocking on doors, studying the Bible with people, and building friendships. His passion is helping people grow to become effective in personal and public evangelism. John and his wife Denny live in Columbia, MD and have three children.