March 27, 2021

What does the Bible Say about Depression?

Addressing the Spiritual Side

Our seminar series is meant to bring the truth of the Bible to meet the struggles in our lives. Our society offers many solutions to our physical wellbeing, but we are more than merely physical beings. In the Bible, we find the truth we need for spiritual life and healing. We invite you to join us to see how the Bible speaks to some of life’s most difficult problems.

Our upcoming seminar will help you explore what the Bible says about depression. We will seek to answer questions like: How can I walk through the journey of depression? What are the spiritual dangers of depression? How does faith impact how I view and walk through depression?

Our prayer is that you will find the sessions to be informative, encouraging, helpful, and even life-giving. We hope you will join us either in person or virtually.

10:00 AM Depression and the Human Heart (TJ Freeman)
11:00 AM Depression and the Gospel (Doug Forman)

12:00 PM Break for lunch on your own)

1:30 PM Depression and Community (Matt Bedzyk)
2:30 PM Depression and Faith in God (Mark Cox)
3:30 PM Q&A session

TJ Freeman – senior pastor, Wellsboro Bible Church

As the senior pastor of WBC since 2012, TJ has a passion for the local church. Prior to his arrival at WBC he served as a church planter, Biblical counselor, discipleship pastor. and history teacher. He enjoys the outdoors (but only when it’s hot out) and is an avid photographer. TJ and his wife Katie have two daughters; Charlotte and Charity, and two sons; Hudson and Grant.


Doug Forman – pastor of preaching and vision, Breesport Baptist Church

Doug and his wife Michele have been enjoying serving the Lord as the Pastor of Preaching and Vision since 2010. Doug was saved at the age of 25 through the witness of a former co-worker and his great-aunt. Both of them challenged him to read the Bible, beginning in the Gospel of Matthew praying, “God, if you’re real, prove it to me as I read these words.” And prove it He did! He trusted Jesus Christ as His personal Lord and Savior in October of ’95 when he finally understood the amazing truth of John 3:16…that “God so loved him that He gave His only Son for him!”​ He is currently enrolled with Baptist Bible Seminary, endeavoring to earn a Master of Ministry degree through their distance learning program. He is passionate about preaching and teaching the Word of God with the goal of making more and better disciples of Jesus; from the youngest to the oldest who will then follow hard after Christ.


Matt Bedzyk – lead pastor, Emmanuel Community Church

Matt has been faithfully serving at ECC in many capacities for most of his life and is committed to seeing others grow in their delight in God and knowledge of his Word. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Matt and his wife Brianna have two children: Lorien Grace and Owen James. In his spare time, you can find him reading, playing music, enjoying coffee, and supporting Manchester United.



Mark Cox – lead pastor, Calvary Baptist Church

As the lead pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Pastor Mark preaches, oversees the teaching, provides visionary leadership and direction to the church, and works alongside the deacons to disciple the congregation by equipping them to be disciple-making disciples. Before Pastor Mark came to Calvary in September of 2015, he served as a pastoral intern at First Baptist Church in Troy, Michigan. Pastor Mark has a burden to lead people to treasure God more each day and then to be so overwhelmed by who God is that they cannot keep quiet about Him. When Pastor Mark is not working at the church, he is often spending time with his family, singing, teaching music, playing a board game, hiking a trail, out hunting, or perhaps even doing some extra reading at home by the fireplace with a cup of smooth black coffee. Mark and his wife Grace have a daughter, Sierra, and two sons, Mac and Denver.

Is there any cost for the seminar?
No, the seminar is free of charge.

Will lunch be provided?
No, but there will be a long enough break for you to get lunch at area restaurants if needed.

Should I wear a mask?
Yes, please wear a mask as you enter, exit, and move throughout the gathering, specifically as you meet with others. Once you are both seated and distanced you may remove your mask.

Can I watch the seminar after March 27th?
The seminar will be live-streamed on March 27th on our Youtube channel. The live-stream will be available at the same link for viewing after the seminar. If you RSVP using the form on this page, you will receive the live-stream link by email the morning of the seminar.

If you have any other questions, please email or call 570-888-5324

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