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Bewildered: A Journey into Chronic Pain

When: Jun 19, 2014 (all day) – Jun 20, 2014 (all day)

Where: Baker Building, Room 210


Session 1: Our story of living with chronic pain. (Thursday, June 19, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. )

In this session we will discuss all of the implications of chronic pain. The loss of so much in so many arenas of life. We will also talk about what we have found as well and what this suffering has done to our faith.

Session 2: Defining Chronic Pain. (Thursday, June 19, 6:30 p.m.- 8:30p.m.)

In this session we will talk about wading thru all of the information and misinformation: the healthcare, the treatments, the Meds. We will define it for the faith perspectives as well. It's the “what this really is and isn't” dynamic.

Session 3: The effects of chronic pain on systems. (Friday, June 20, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.)

The systems we will look at will be family systems, personal, emotional, and faith systems. We will talk about how chronic pain has affected all of them.

Session 4: Grace filled living while in chronic pain. (Friday, June 20, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.)

In this session we will talk about our experiences of Grace in Pain and how ministry can happen, as well as ideas for healing.

Where: Baker Building, Room 210 @ Carson Newman University
Registration Fee: $15 per session or $45 for all four sessions.
CEU’s available (eight contact hours)
To pre-register send an email to bblevins@cn.edu or call 865-471-3311
Persons may register before each program or at the door

About the Presenters

Both Kerry and Karen are alumni and former employees at CN. Kerry Smith, MDiv, is a Master Artist, a strategist in the realm of new church planting and nonprofit creation, a new business creator, and a minister. He prepares and presents scripture through sermons and studies that are creative and wholesome, sharing the love of a caring, calling, and reaching God. He approaches the program topic as one who suffers from severe chronic pain, as well as a person of faith. Karen Smith, MA, currently serves as Director of Campus Ministries at the Baptist College of Health Sciences, in Memphis, Tennessee. She approaches the program topic as the spouse of one who suffers from chronic pain, as well as a person of faith. Each one will share from their own perspective how chronic pain affects each family member and the daily struggles in coping with this formidable and multi-dimensional health condition.

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