About This Course

Ministry can be very rewarding and fulfilling but it also requires a great deal from us mentally. Many times, we can push ourselves past our limits which can lead to exhaustion and burnout. Emotional/mental burnout can be the result of failing to maintain proper care of our vessels. This course will explore the importance of maintaining a healthy mind in ministry so that we can not only serve others with our best but serve God with our best as well. Objectives: - Identify biblical references that promote mental health - Explore practical ways to maintain the health of the mind.


  • Lakia  Downs, MSW, LISW-CP

    Licensed Clinical Social Worker

    Lakia Downs, MSW, LISW-CP

    Lakia Downs, MSW, LISW-CP is a licensed clinical social worker, coach, and consultant. She is the founder and owner of The Soar Firm, LLC – a private mental health practice located in Greenville, South Carolina. Lakia is a graduate of Lander University where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and a graduate of the University of South Carolina where she obtained a Master’s in Social Work. Lakia is an advocate of mental health and with over 10 years of experience, she empowers individuals, couples, and families to navigate through and overcome life’s challenges in the areas of work/life balance, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationships, and trauma. Lakia is a licensed minster and enjoys serving her community through advocacy and education. She also currently serves on the board of directors for the South Carolina National Association of Social Workers. Contact Information: Lakia Downs The Soar Firm LLC lakia@thesoarfirm.com www.thesoarfirm.com