A unique Help[H]er initiative for those who desire to be better equipped to care for women in crisis in the local church.
Developed with you in mind
A message from
founder and instructor,
Ann Maree Goudzwaard
One of the reasons Help[H]er exists is to provide rich resources that emphasize a biblical understanding of crises and care. Our goal is to produce materials that will assist those who care for women in the local church. Our newest resource is our online course initiative, [H] Institute.
The [H] Institute delivers training for caregivers. Offering one another care requires the specific knowledge that will respect both the agency and care of women in crisis. A well-informed, seasoned perspective mitigates further trauma and promotes healing.
Our curriculum is created and developed by seminary-trained instructors and taught by experts with many years of experience in the counseling and equipping context. Our online classroom environment and Student
Lounge encourage personal interactions.
"A passion for one-another ministry is the foundation for care. Bless you, friend, for your heart of compassion! We’re here to equip you. With the complexity of abuse, it is crucial to gain a robust understanding of God's view of oppression as well as the damage done to people who live in it.
What would my life be like if I had avoided strangulation? Perhaps uncompromised physical mobility. What would the young me have been like if I had not been under such power and coercion? What does loss of freedom do? I can't help but think that my life could have been vastly different had a caring AND equipped person identified my abusive situation, helped me navigate toward an escape, and walked me through the restoration process.
Unfortunately, I am not the only one whose life has been altered by domestic violence. Others are experiencing atrocities like mine. But what kind of an impact could a caring and well-equipped person make? I have been helped by the healing principles provided by Help[H]er, and my heart is on a path of restoration through many of the Help[H]er resources. I, like you, want to help others. Let's make an impact together."
Anonymous Survivor & HelpHer
Help[H]er partners with the local church to help lift the burden of shepherding women in crisis. Our partnerships are meant to provide support for the woman and resources for the church, strengthening for those impacted by the crisis, and an ally for those most vulnerable in the circumstances.
[H] Institute is offered at a fraction of the cost for the typical seminary per credit hour tuition. Scholarships are available, as well as a course Group Discount after the live course session concludes. For a significantly discounted price, up to 5 people can benefit from the rich content simply by listening in. Additionally, one of our instructors would be available to those who purchase the Group Discount for (2) digital consultations.
The Help[H]er curriculum is developed to train by utilizing Scripture and broad theological doctrine while simultaneously investigating anthropology from a wide variety of disciplines. At the core of our training is the doctrine of God. The knowledge of who and what He is, derived from His Holy Word, provides the framework for all other studies. Participants in these courses will gain a broader understanding of both (wo)man and how Scripture applies practically to devastating situations.
The [H] Institute is a certificate program created by the Help[H]er ministry in order to provide a seminary level, continuing education training for pastors, church leaders, counselors, and lay leaders who provide one another care in or with the local church. The Institute occurs in a virtual classroom and is guided by seminary trained, professionally trained facilitators, or a combinaton of both.