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Become A TraumA Healing Church

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If you are a church in Chicago, you may qualify to join our upcoming Trauma Healing Institute Cohort. 

Churches in this program benefit from the following  (valued at over $5,000)

  • Churches will receive $400 per person who participates in the program, which can go towards establishing a Trauma Healing program.

  • Upon completion, those who are trained will receive an Apprentice Certification through the Trauma Healing Institute.

  • Churches will have access to a proven curriculum that the top Bible scholars and mental health professionals in the world have developed.

  • Church leaders will have a plan to start a trauma healing program or expand an existing trauma healing initiative.

In addition, you will receive:

  • Free trauma training for your ministry leaders and staff.

  • Connections with a network of trauma healing facilitators across the country

  • A referral list of qualified trauma-informed Christian counselors to serve your members



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STEP 1: Watch the Recording from the Informational Meeting

Application Process

A member of leadership from watch the orientation recording from a previous meeting to gain a full understanding of the requirements and to learn if they are eligible.  Once they have attend the meeting or watched the recording, they will gain access to the application. 


NOTE: Once you watch the recording, you get access to the application.



 Once you attend or watch the informational meeting, a member of your leadership must complete the application

Before completing your application, you must determine 2-3 members to attend the following training. The people you select MUST complete both phases: 

Phase 1

LOCATION: TBD (Will be in Chicago)

Training from 9:00 am- 4:00 pm. 

Participants can choose from a Monday or Friday 2-day Class

(they must be there the entire time). 

Mondays, May 6th & 13th


Friday, May 3rd and May 10th

Phase 2

(For Phase 2, participants can select to attend either the Monday night class or Tuesday night class.)

Monday Nights on ZOOM

May 20th, June 3rd, June 10th, and June 17th from 5:30pm-8:00pm



Tuesday Nights on ZOOM

May 14th, May 21st, May 28th, and June 4th

Questions: Read the FAQs below or contact Rev. Jocelyn J. Jones at


  • What is a healing group?
    Our healing groups will provide you with a safe space to engage in discussions and biblical teachings over the course of several weeks. Throughout this process, we will guide you through spiritual rituals and interactive activities, while also providing room for conversations about “BIG” question related to God and suffering, grief and loss, and forgiveness. We offer additional lessons on resilence, childhood trauma, and generational trauma. Healing groups offer you an opportunity to develop an extended family among other believers, so by the conclusion of the group, you will leave feeling renewed, restored, and healed.
  • Are the healing groups in person or virtual?
    FOTJ offers healing groups virtually via zoom.
  • What is the time commitment for the healing groups?
    The healing groups are completed over the course of 6 weeks.
  • When can I sign up for a healing group?
    FOTJ offers healing groups at different points throughout the year, and advertises upcoming classes on its email list and website. If the healing group sessions are full, we encourage you to sign up for the waitlist, and we will contact you when to notify you of the next open enrollment period so you can register.
  • Can I organize a Healing Group for my church or organization?
    Yes. FOTJ works with churches and faith based organizations who desire to offer this as a service to it's members. If you would like to organize a private healing group session for your church or organization, please contact us at for more information.
  • What can I do to get support while I wait for the next Healing Group to start?
    If you missed the registration period, we encourage you to sign up for the waitlist and check out all of the other resources available for you. You can explore the Faith on the Journey website to read blog posts, watch youtube videos and listen to podcasts that address trauma. We also offer biblical counseling, which provides the 1-on-1 support you need to support you on your healing journey.
  • Can I become a Trauma Healing Institute Facilitator?
    Yes. FOTJ offers equipping sessions for individuals who desire to facilitate healing groups. Currently, FOTJ is only offering this services to individuals sponsored by a church or organization. Our team walks lay leaders through the process of organizing and facilitating a healing group at their respective organization. Organizations can sign up for a pre-scheduled facilitator training through FOTJ, or they can organize a private training at their location. To learn more, visit:
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