Faith and Wellness: Understanding Depression, Anxiety and Addiction




8:30-9:00Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:30Intro, go over survey results
9:30-10:00Ice breaker
10:00-10:15Testimony 1
10:15-11:00Class 1- Depression
11:15-11:30Testimony 2
11:30-12:15Class 2 – Anxiety
1:15-2:30Activities/Discussions for Classes 1 & 2 (Gallery walk and discussion groups)
2:45-3:00Testimony 3
3:00-3:45Class 3 – Addiction
4:00-5:00Activity/Discussions for Class 3, close with hymn
4:45Invite parents to return at 4:45
5:00-5:30Reflection of the day (parents in attendance), parents view/experience the gallery walk

Class Outlines

Intro and survey results

James Robinson

In October 2018, the Navigate by Faith team sent out a survey to all the California Christadelphian young people asking them about what they wanted for the next Youth Summit.  This class will briefly go over the results of the survey and explain how they directly led to this follow-up summit on Depression, Anxiety, and Addiction.


Various brothers and sisters

Before each class, there will be a testimony given by a brother or sister who has personally faced the issue being discussed.  Each testimony will explain what it was like, how things changed for the better, and what they are like now.


Erik Sternad

This class will cover what depression is, how it’s normal, and how to get help if you or someone you know is battling it.


Erik Sternad

This class will cover what anxiety is, how it’s not a sin, but an overreaction by your body, and how to get help if you or someone you know is having issues with it.


Ben Gallagher

This class will explain what addiction is and how it affects us, physically, emotionally and spiritually.  It will introduce the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) test, address marijuana specifically, and suggest coping skills and strategies for those battling addiction.