Chatroom Guidelines & Boundaries

 

If you are already signed up with Pastor Mike, ‘click’ the green button, and supply your Username to enter the chatroom. Suggestion: Please use whatever name you choose consistently, to help facilitate building relationships in trust. Your profile need only state enough about yourself as you feel safe sharing in this group venue for counseling in community. (e.g. – Survivor could stand for Abuse Survivor of any kind. Family / Survivor – Friend / Survivor – SNAP Participant – Clergy – Counselor …are just a few examples.)

Please remember that you are in control of your experience herein. If the discussion is too difficult, please feel free to leave and join us again another time. If you require assistance from a staff member signed in, but not participating in the dialogue, double click on the name in the left side column for a private word on a separate screen. If issues arise where you need help after the close of the session (2:PM PST (AZ) on Thursdays), simply contact Pastor Mike through the Counseling page by email to set up an appointment. If help is needed immediately afterwards, please call 925-487-2261 to our office, or 911 if it is a life threatening emergency.

In the window below for the chatroom, enter your message in the bottom line of the page and ‘click’ return when you are ready to send your message to the group. Be patient waiting for a response as several discussions may be happening at once. Whenever possible, allow the person speaking sufficient time to finish a thought. Using abusive or foul language may be cause to remove you from the public chat room and into a private setting with Pastor Chalberg.

 

 

Chatroom Questions & Answers:

This forum is made available to assist people in community by providing an open forum that is relatively safe. Here, questions can be asked and answered by survivors of abuse about their experiences and where they are in their healing journey. What and how much is shared is the choice of the individual sharing. Please be respectful of all participants at all times. No one is obligated to respond. Sometimes other ‘helping professionals’ cleared through Pastor Mike will log on simply to observe and learn how to offer this method of counseling from a distance. They will not enter the conversation unless invited to by a participant.

This is NOT a place to seek support of rumors or suspicions about abusers or anyone else, including victims. It IS a place to share the truths of personal knowledge and history of issues which have affectively changed and challenged our lives…and understanding of God’s love. As we share in community our personal lessons, we can bring hope to someone just beginning the journey of healing, or encouragement and strength for someone needing help to move forward again.

As SCCM Pastor and Counselor, I will respond to all pertinent questions directed to me, maintain a small of amount of control over the dialogue so no one is injured by it, confront on screen as needed and delete users, if needed. Primarily, I’m a facilitator here and all of my input will come from a Christian perspective at all times. If I believe that a participant would benefit more from a private session time, I will move them there out of the group forum.

“How then shall they call upon Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written,  ” How beautiful are the feet of those who bring glad tidings of good things!” Romans 10:14-15
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