A Well-Equipped Church is the Best Place to Start Healing from Trauma
Dr. Nicole Martin explains how Healing Groups work—and why scripture is essential to the process
Rev. Dr. Nicole Massie Martin is the founder and Executive Director of Soulfire International Ministry and Senior Vice President of Ministry Impact at the American Bible Society. Previously, she ran the Trauma Healing Institute at the American Bible Society. She spoke with Kent and Jamie about questions like:
How do you define impact in ministry?
What steps can local churches take to make sure they are helping victims of trauma—and not making things worse?
What is normalized stress, and how can the church respond to it?
Dr. Martin received her Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, where she was the recipient of the Jones Prize in Music and the Swink Prize in Preaching. She also earned a Doctor of Ministry at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary with an emphasis on African American Redemptive Leadership.
Dr. Martin teaches courses in Ministry and Leadership Development at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Charlotte, and has been inducted into the prestigious Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Board of Preachers at Morehouse College.
(Note to the listener: In this podcast, sometimes we'll have evangelicals, sometimes we won't. We thinking learning how to do good better involves listening to lots of perspectives, with different insights and understanding with us. Sometimes it will make us uncomfortable, sometimes we'll agree, sometimes we won't. We think that's good. We want to listen for correction. Especially in our blind spots.)