I’m Laura Howe

Social Worker, Founder of Hope Made strong

 

Biblically-Based learning to help your leaders care for others

Online Learning

Courses that equip and strengthen ministry leaders to care and support others.

In-person training

Laura brings a fresh voice and practical strategies to create conversations leading to hope, strength, and resilience in staff and volunteer leaders.

Resources

A Discussion about How To Handle Addiction

A Discussion about How To Handle Addiction

https://youtu.be/DhRM9CnHh3E   Each substance or behavior has its own signs and symptoms of addiction. When you are experiencing addiction, you are drawn to the substance because you are avoiding the bad. The bad could be loneliness, negative thoughts, anxious...

10 Ways to Overcome Anxiety

10 Ways to Overcome Anxiety

The walls are closing in. Chest is tightening. Agitation grows. Anyone experiencing a little stress right now?? Nerves, overwhelm or anxiety are developed for a number of reasons, but the main one is stress. Today I write this as I sit quarantined in my home along...

About Hope Made Strong

It’s okay to not be okay, but it’s not okay to stay that way.

As Christ-followers we are uniquely designed and called to fulfill an incredible purpose.

Hope Made Strong equips leaders with mental health resources to build resilience and provide hope and strength for themselves and the church.

Life can be messy and we can find ourselves struggling with our mental health, but this doesn’t change God’s love or purpose for us.

By combining scripturally-based strategies that align with proven results in the mental health industry, your leadership will receive relevant tools and actionable resources here.

Testimonials

The concepts Laura explained were well articulated and practical.  The group project was time well spent, and gave us all practical ways to apply the word of God.”

Thomas Zimmerman

Pastor, Life Church International, Woodstock

“It was great to see relevant examples from the Bible of key people who fell easily (or were on the path to fall) into the trap of a cycle that would lead to burnout and anxiety.”

C. Engberts

Workshop Participant

“Great pace!  The sessions flew by.  Laura has created interactive sessions that incorporated not just teaching, but practical activities, group discussions, and music.”

Workshop Participant