Pastors, Do You Have It All Together
“Do I have it all together?” That can feel like such a loaded question, but I wonder if you honestly ask yourself that question, what would that answer be? And if the answer is “No,” then what next? Kerri Weems, co-senior pastor at Celebration Church in Jacksonville, FL, shares about an amazing new facility located in Greenville, FL available to pastors struggling with a variety of issues including burn-out, depression, and more. Everything from the amenities and staff to the privacy and steps to healing have been thought through and is available to you.
In our fast-paced society, individuals are struggling through life while experiencing burn-out, depression, deteriorating mental health, and a variety of addictions. In this environment, the demand for “Christian mental health treatment” has already reached epic proportions and continues to grow at an alarming pace. Yet the options for treatment remain astonishingly few, despite the clear and desperate need in both ministry and secular circles. The need is especially acute when it comes to pastors, and their families.
Pastors are expected to have it all together… to walk through life with perfect grace, patience, and love. Most of all, they are expected to be examples worth following, with lives of perfect integrity and the model family. On top of all that, pastors are expected to have enough strength, not only for their own struggles, but also for the struggles and sorrows of countless others. Struggling congregants seek support from their pastor, but whose support can the struggling pastor seek? Too often, the answer is unknown, and many pastors find themselves sinking deeper and deeper into a spiral of of unhealthy patterns, isolation, and shame. In many ways, the pastorate is a set-up for failure. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
There is hope for everyone – including pastors and leaders! Honey Lake Clinic is a place where pastors and leaders can seek the help they and their loved ones need in privacy, comfort and safety. Our methods coupled with our strategic medical partners offer each individual their greatest chance for wholeness and long-term, transformative recovery.
Honey Lake Clinic offers mental health and rehabilitation services through a unique three-fold treatment approach. This approach provides a combination of medical, psychological and spiritual renewal treatments. This type of treatment is unique in the mental health field, but the setting of Honey Lake Clinic Florida sets it apart from the rest. Located thirty minutes east of Tallahassee, Florida, Honey Lake Clinic is distant from the pressures of everyday life, yet convenient enough to access from three of Florida’s largest cities in as little as thirty minutes.*
Honey Lake Clinic offers biblically-based rehabilitation and mental health care with world-class accommodations. Clients will experience the highest level of professional clinical care for body, mind, and spirit surrounded by the lush, natural beauty of the Red Rock Region of Central Florida while staying in five-star luxury accommodations. We understand how sensitive the issues of mental health, addiction, and/or depression are in the pastorate, so we make it our goal to ensure complete privacy and confidentiality in full compliance with HIPPA laws. We will go above and beyond to make Honey Lake Clinic a safe and comfortable place for each individual client to begin the journey toward wholeness.
The medical director of Honey Lake Clinic is world-renowned psychiatrist, Dr. Karl Benzio. Dr. Benzio is the founder and director of Lighthouse Network, and has nearly 30 years of experience in the mental health field with an impeccable track record. His expertise is decision-making sciences and its application specifically to behavioral health. Although he is sought after globally, Dr. Benzio has carried a God-given vision for a place like Honey Lake Clinic in his heart for some time now. He desires to establish Honey Lake Clinic as the premier mental health facility in the world.
Honey Lake Clinic has a significant and integral partnership with Celebration Church, a global church based in Jacksonville, Florida and led by Pastors Stovall and Kerri Weems. The Weems have personally witnessed families and churches falling apart daily due to a lack of mental health care and treatment – including pastors and ministry leaders, who are leading and living on empty. As Lead Team members on the board of Association of Related Churches (ARC), they have personally encountered a high demand for mental and behavioral treatment services; yet have found very few treatment options available. They feel called by God to bring solutions.
Jesus is the Wonderful Counselor and Great Physician – the perfect Psychiatrist. Jesus came to heal the broken-hearted and set the captives free – an unbelievable spiritual and psychological healing for all mankind. Psychological Science is simply understanding how God designed our mind to work and then learning how to maximally steward our mind for His glory and our fulfillment in Him. It is our wish that never again will a pastor feel like they have no place to turn in their times of deepest need.
If you would like to find out more about Honey Lake Clinic and what we have to offer, you can reach us at 1-866-570-1005 or email us at [email protected] There IS HOPE, and we are ready to partner with you to on your journey to wholeness.
*Honey Lake Clinic is located at 1290 NW Honey Lake Rd in Greenville, Florida.
*At most a three-hour drive from Orlando, which is an international airport hub.
*Dr. Benzio received his B.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering with focus in Central Nervous System Imaging from Duke University, his M.D. from Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, and completed his Psychiatric Residency at UC–Irvine. Dr. Benzio has been blessed to testify in front of the Pennsylvania Legislature, Washington, DC Legislature, United States Congress, and the President’s Bioethics Committee. Internationally, he’s taught parenting, counseling, forgiveness, leadership, decision-making, and conflict resolution skills in Kenya and while working with traumatized and tortured victims of Joseph Kony’s ruthless abuses in Uganda and Sudan. In his most unique mission, at the request of the Iraqi government, Dr. Benzio led the first behavioral health team into post-Hussein Iraq teaching his Decision-Making curriculum to Muslim Iraqi national healthcare providers and Christian churches.
Karl serves on the Focus on the Family Physician Resource Council, as the Pennsylvania State Director of the American Academy of Medical Ethics, as a member and media spokesperson for the Christian Medical and Dental Association, as a content provider for iDisciple, and on various national task forces fighting physician assisted suicide, euthanasia, abortion, stem cell research, and same sex marriage legislation and related issues while trying to protect freedom of religion, Right of Conscience for professionals, and access to pro-heterosexual and birth-gender affirming therapy.