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Foundations for Healthy Relationships (Respero)


This class is an eight-week, biblically-based experience designed for anyone who:

• wants to grow in their own relational skills and self-understanding.

• desires to experience a deeper relationship with God and his healing work in their own life.

• feels called to work with hurting people.

• is in a ministry role that involves dealing with people and their problems.

The course is designed to be a dynamic balance between the head and the heart as we grapple with the challenge of bringing together theology and psychology in a way that is relevant to helping hurting people in our fallen world.

The training is led by Joe Bishop, who has over 30 years of experience in pastoral counseling and equipping people for relational care ministries. The format is divided between lecture, group discussion, and reading assignments, and is meant to challenge and stretch you intellectually, spiritually, emotionally, and relationally.

The course will be held on Tuesday evenings beginning September 15th from 7-9pm, at Santa Cruz Bible Church, 440 Frederick Street in Santa Cruz. Cost is $125 per person; each participant will receive a binder with teaching notes and reading material. Please register at or by contacting Joe Bishop at, or 831-334-8268.