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Misha van ThienenBy Misha van Thienen
First created
Misha van ThienenBy Misha van Thienen
First created
CA$ 101
pledged of CA$ 1,000pledged of CA$ 1,000 goal
2
backers
35days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, September 23 2018 8:35 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Check us out at iwbyeg.joomla.com.  Please note that this is a temporary URL...your support will allow us to move to a more permanent address.  

IfWeBelievED is an online community and directory dedicated to supporting mental health in Edmonton's churches.  

The website consists of several features.  First is a directory of local and web-based mental health resources, books, and resources for helpers.  Next is a page devoted to "partner churches":  churches that have committed to working with IfWeBelievED and to the mental health of their communities.  On this page, individuals can learn how best to find help in their church, find a church that can help, or even assist their church in this mission.  Pastors and professionals can find resources and stay up to date on articles and online discussion in the area of mental health.   Third are weekly articles, reflections by myself (Misha) on life, faith, and mental health.  There are several other pages such as prayer resources, and scripture.  

In the future I have a vision to add forums for individuals and for professionals where people can share their stories and discuss mental health in the church and in the city.  Please note that the site is still under construction, and several links and pages may not be working.  The site is changing every day.

Several of the resources available on the site are exclusively geared towards Edmonton.  But that doesn't mean only Edmontonians will find help in it's pages.  Books and online resources are universal, and resources for churches will apply anywhere.  

The money I raise will go towards web hosting, templates and features for the site, and marketing.  Thank you for your prayerful consideration of my project.  

Once again, come visit at iwbyeg.joomla.com.  

Risks and challenges

I think the biggest risk (and my biggest fear) is that nobody will use the site. I have a long term marketing strategy that includes email lists, social media, and even a few fun things like business cards and prayer cards.

The challenge that seems most prominent right now is the time commitment of doing this on my own. Eventually I will need help with online posts, moderating forums, and responding to emails. Until the site grows to that point, though, my biggest needs are prayer and finances.

Thanks again for your interest in filling these needs!

Once again, come visit at iwbyeg.joomla.com.

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