How can pastors and churches talk about the important topic of mental health from the pulpit, with a biblical and theological foundation? We can learn how to talk about it together.
These sermons provide valuable examples and resources for Asian American Christians and churches to speak about mental and emotional wellness. (With your help—please add to this list by contacting CAMH—we’ll update this list to crowdsource and share our collective voices.)
Pastor David Kim @ The Garden Church (Chatsworth, CA) in April-May 2023
- Growing in Emotional Health https://thegardenchurch.com/media/series/zrgt8hv/growing-in-emotional-health
Daniel Im @ Beulah Church (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
- “Asking for a Friend” – message series https://beulah.ca/asking-for-a-friend/
Dr. Sam D. Kim @ 180church.tv (New York, NY)
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il0J-RQ92ls Where’s Jesus in our Anxiety?
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4WX38FTzMY Where’s Jesus in our Trauma?
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uv_-LpsMPoQ Where’s Jesus in our Mental Harassment?
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v33RggEqZI0 Where’s Jesus in our #Mood?
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghVodT_z3WU Where’s Jesus in our Self-Pity?
- https://youtu.be/GpN6Nw3utgw Where’s Jesus in our Shame?
- Advanced: Sermon Series that unpack maladaptive behaviors & coping
- Mental Health | Dr. Sam D. Kim https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiCEgDjSGzY, (youngadults.today 2021 virtual conference)
South Bay Community Church (Torrance, CA)
- How to Not Lose Your Mind https://youtu.be/j_78uiN9f1Y
- Unpacking Depression and Anxiety https://youtu.be/d7P9W-1AihI
- How to Help Someone with Depression and Anxiety – Pastor Greg Mah https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmDy2zR4OJ8
NewSong Church – Sound Mind series (Santa Ana, CA)
- https://newsong.com/sermon/sound-mind/ sound mind – Dave Gibbons
- https://newsong.com/sermon/thought-formation/ thought formation – Jimmy Bae
- https://newsong.com/sermon/overwhelmed/ “Overwhelmed” Abe Park
Feeling Anxious – Pastor Mark Lee https://www.vantagepointchurch.org/watch-read/sermons/feeling-anxious/week-1/
Asian American Sermons on Shame https://djchuang.com/asian-american-sermons-on-shame/
More Sermons about Mental Health (by non-Asian Americans)
https://mentalhealth.bible/talks/ – more sermons, messages, and talks by other Christian pastors, leaders, and experts
https://transformationchurch.tc/sermons/mental-health/ “The Gospel and Mental Health” with Kay Warren (July 2015)
Keep Hope in Mind – sermon series
673 sermons on mental health at sermoncentral.com https://www.sermoncentral.com/sermons/sermons-about-mental-health/?CheckedTranslation=&checkedMultimediaTypeIds=&searchPhrase=mental%20health