MINISTRY FOR GRIEF & TRAUMA
DEVELOP RESILIENCY & GROWTH
ACCELERATE CHURCH LEADERSHIP
For Ministry Associations and Churches
Cumulative Grief and Loss Survivor, Keynote Speaker, Coach, and Consultant
Terry Walters has more than 3 decades of experience in senior ministry positions, mid-management and high-tech-manufacturing. This unique combination gives him a heart for individuals, a love for the local church and a desire for excellence and efficiency. Terry’s unique story, business and ministry experience, and education create a blend that inspires, motivates and equips individuals, churches, and ministry associations. He helps them to “unstick” their story, “unlock “ their potential and “upgrade” their personal lives and ministries. Terry shares a much-needed biblical message of hope, healing, and personal growth and shows churches how to create effective and efficient ministries, specifically designed to help those who suffer adversity. Contact Terry Now!
Content covered in Terry Walters Ministry Keynotes, Seminars and Workshops:
Message Description #1: Finding Hope In Adversity
This message centers on developing a mindset of hope in adversity. Get ready to be taken on a journey. In his moving and thought-provoking message that’s packed with scripture, Terry Walters teaches listeners to find peace and purpose and gives them the tools they need to rise above any obstacle. As the survivor of cumulative grief and loss, he reveals his personal journey from absolute loss, to determination, resiliency, triumph, and finally to success. Through the power of scripture, storytelling, and genuine inspiration Terry weaves humor, empathy, powerfully potent life lessons, and biblical examples together allowing the audience to study what he learned on each step of his path. You will hear and understand the answers to some of life’s biggest questions. His dynamic and deeply moving message edifies your congregation and ministry leadership team with a new perspective on life and adversity, equipping them with the tools for managing change and adversity and finding hope.
Message Description #2: Using Adversity For Good
Can suffering and adversity help us change the world? At any moment, tragedy and adversity can come our way. It may be the shock of suddenly losing a career, losses in our family, a broken relationship, crushing financial loss, an accident, or being thrust into the world of caregiving. We are constantly faced with uncertainty at home, at work, and in our world. How can we become more resilient, find peace and ultimately use adversity for good? This powerful message is loaded with bible references that help listeners understand the purpose of suffering, learn how to move beyond being resilient, and unlock their potential and use adversity for good in their lives and the lives of others. Terry Walters teaches listeners the powerfully potent life lessons found in scripture, coupled with what he learned after encountering the “perfect storm” of compounded loss and grief and facing seemingly insurmountable odds. His message offers effective tools for listeners to immediately see their adversity in a new light, manage their lives better, and navigate their challenges. Be prepare to be inspired, moved, and energized.
Training Program Description #3: Grief and Trauma Ministry
We live in a trauma ridden society. Unfortunately, most ministries are not equipped to deal with those who have encountered excessive stress, trauma, and PTSD. We are well aware that those whom we call “first responders” are especially vulnerable to traumatic stress. Our police, firefighters, paramedics, and members of the military, who are involved in the immediate aftermath of disasters, are at high risk for trauma as they perform their responsibilities. But they are not the only ones.
The occurrence of traumatic incidents in our culture is swiftly rising. Being a victim of trauma can bring on questions of how we view life. The world may no longer make sense. Those who are suffering from trauma may lose a sense of order and predictability regarding the world around them. Trauma can also result in very serious spiritual distress. It is not uncommon for victims to feel angry with God. They may withdraw from any contact with family, friends, co-workers, and church family. Their faith may be so shattered that they cannot find comfort in any aspect of their church community. Questions arise as to why God would permit such tragedy and trauma to happen to them.
This seminar is specially designed to help churches understand how to respond without adding shame or guilt to those who are suffering. And it reveals how to minister in a meaningful and helpful way that will aid in their recovery.
Training Program Description #4: Caring For Caregivers
As a caregiver advocate, Terry Walters understands the needs of caregivers of aging adults. It’s important to be as knowledgeable as possible about the special needs of your loved one and be keenly aware of your own needs as well. This half-day seminar contains distilled, powerful information that touches on all the major aspects of caregiving. You’ll not only get all the essential topics on caregiving and practical help, but you’ll also receive direction on caregiver self-care. You’ll discover how to deal with the various stages of the caregiving process. His seminar can be tailored to the needs of your event. This information took years to compile and digest. It is the result of personal experience and specialized training in aging and elder care. He’s taken all his experience and knowledge and created a seminar that is packed with helpful information that caregivers can use immediately.
Training Program Description #5: Ministry Leadership Seminar
As a ministry leader, you want to achieve a high standard of excellence, effectiveness, and efficiency. You need to know how to motivate yourself and others to unprecedented levels of achievement and fulfillment. This half-day seminar is based on Terry’s Tetrad Leadership System™ for Ministries and can be customized specifically for your church. This powerful and transformational seminar explores the key points of – “Define, Design, Align, and Refine”. It guides you in applying each of them to your personal life and ministry. It will help you gain a deep understanding of how to use a system of continuous improvement to streamline your ministry and apply the best use of your resources. It will help you quickly define what’s specifically important to your ministry and use it to energize your leadership team. You’ll have an increased understanding of how to use the unique challenges you face, discover hidden ministry opportunities and lead yourself and others like never before. With the Tetrad Leadership™ Action Plan, you’ll discover how to increase your church’s efficiency, influence, and impact.