Japan AGMF Relief Efforts

Japan AGMF stands for Assemblies of God Missionary Fellowship and is made up of AGWM (Assemblies of God World Missions) missionaries serving in Japan. There are 31 missionaries and all have been accounted for during this time.

Give to JAPAN DISASTER RELIEF at the Assemblies of God website.

Friday, April 8, 2011

[Special Seminar] Caring for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

[Specialist led seminar]

−Caring for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)−

<In Cooperation with the JAG Disaster Relief Office and Central Bible College of Japan>


Not only did the Tohoku earthquake that occurred on March 11th destroy many precious lives, it also left deep emotional damage (trauma) on the survivors. In the case of disaster induced trauma, it is known that the earlier care is received the traumatic effects will be reduced.
The seminar will be lead by the husband and wife team of Nathan and Beth Davis who have global influence regarding this issue and have trained care givers in the aftermath of numerous wars and disasters. Not merely will you study the physiological angle but also this seminar will teach you the Biblical angle, being encouraged by this spiritual blessing. It will be a full schedule packed with lots of content so please attend if possible. Interpretation of the lectures and the translations of the materials will be handled by Pastor Hiroshi Horikawa. We are taking advantage of this seminar as a replacement for the annual CBC beginning of the term lecture series.

[About the lecturers]

Rev. Nathan Davis: The eldest son of US Assemblies of God missionaries Dr. and Mrs. Jim Davis, born and raised in Kobe, Japan. He served for 29 years in the Unite States Air Force as a physiologist. He leads practical training seminars on issues such as interpersonal relationships, crisis intervention, spiritual development, and stress management. On top of that he gives one on one counseling to over 150 missionaries a year. Nathan has a been recognized as a counselor by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation(ICISF).
Dr. Beth Davis: She has worked as a missionary for over 25 years in Vietnam, the Philippines, Hong Kong and Belgium. She now serves as director of Caring Connection, an arm of the US Assemblies of God which provides emotional care to missionaries around the world. Like her husband she is also recognized by and is a member of ICISF.
Dr. Hiroshi Horikawa: Pastor Horikawa, who will oversee the interpretation of this seminar, is certified as a clinical psychologist studying at Hiroshima University School of Engineering, graduating from Central Bible College of Japan, studying at Vanguard University Graduate School, receiving a master’s degree from Fuller Theological Seminary and completing a doctorate (in clinical psychology) at Yasuda Lady’s University. He is currently the pastor Mitaki Green Chapel (Hiroshima Christ Church) as well as contributing to the community as a chaplain and school counselor.

[Seminar Schedule]

Date & Time: 4/18/2011  1:00PM ~ 4/20/2011 4:00PM
Place: Central Bible College Chapel
 170-0003 Tokyo-to, Toshima-ku, Komagome 3-15-20
(JR Komagome station 10 min. by foot) There is limited parking
Audience: Ministers, church members, Bible school students *limited to 200 people
Cost: Free (donations will be accepted)
Lodging: Please apply individually for lodging

For those who would like to attend, please FAX or email your name, telephone number, email address, your affiliated church and position (pastor, believer, Bible school student, etc.).
FAX 03-3918-0474
Email japanaog@ag-j.or.jp

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