LivingWorks Faith

Empowering ministry leaders to save lives in their faith communities.

Sooner or later, suicide is something every ministry leader will encounter. Whether it's someone experiencing suicidal thoughts or a community that needs comfort after a loss, what's important is to be ready.

LivingWorks Faith is a groundbreaking skills training program that will give you that readiness and confidence.

Blending Scriptural wisdom and proven best practices, LivingWorks Faith is designed for all Christian ministry leaders who want to learn to effectively prevent, intervene, and minister around the issue of suicide in their congregations.

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Who should take LivingWorks Faith?

LivingWorks Faith is intended for all faith leaders—vocational and bi-vocational clergy as well as those who lead non-traditional ministries and chaplaincies—who want to learn to more effectively prevent, intervene, and minister around the issue of suicide in their congregations. LivingWorks Faith currently features content for Christian faith leaders, and versions for Jewish and Muslim faith leaders are scheduled for future development.

LivingWorks Faith at a Glance

  • 5-6 hour online training course for Christian faith leaders of all denominations
  • Evidence-based curriculum rooted in the wisdom of Scripture
  • Teaches suicide care skills for prevention, intervention, and postvention in faith communities
  • Provides insight, stories, and guidance from over a dozen faith leaders
  • Includes simulations to help practice and retain your skills

Scriptural wisdom, evidence-based approaches

 LivingWorks Faith is informed by the wisdom of Scripture, including theological perspectives, a Christian approach to life promotion, and a look at attitudes toward suicide through the ages.

Complementing this information are proven, evidence-based best practices in suicide prevention, intervention, and community support. Simulations and practice, including an in-depth scenario, help reinforce this learning throughout LivingWorks Faith.

LivingWorks Faith Features

hope and life

LivingWorks Faith begins with an exploration of what Scripture tells us about suicide and how we can prevent it.

With skills- and story-based curriculum, it provides ways to support your faith community by building hope and promoting life.

You’ll learn to lead by example in creating an environment where people feel comfortable both seeking and offering help.

Intervene in the
moment of crisis

When someone needs immediate help, what should faith leaders do? You’ll learn skills to recognize when someone is struggling and take action to keep them safe.

Each LivingWorks Faith course includes access to LivingWorks Start, our evidence-based skill-building program featuring simulations and practice.

Detailed information and stories help situate these skills in a faith community context.

after a suicide

If a suicide takes place within the community, a faith leader’s role is more important than ever.

LivingWorks Faith provides tools and guidelines so you effectively minister to a bereaved family and community with sensitivity, comfort, and hope.

After this section, you’ll be invited to complete a simulation that brings all your skills together and prepares you to apply them in your congregation.

"This is so near and dear to my heart. I am so grateful you have a program that can reach teens too."

Teacher and mother of two, Colorado, USA

"I was a little anxious at first, but the training was great. I feel much better prepared to help now."

Programmer and hospital volunteer, Calgary, Canada

"Glad for this training. These are must-have skills for people in so many fields. "

EMS coordinator, Brisbane, Australia

Build safer faith communities with LivingWorks Programs

After LivingWorks Faith, what's next?

LivingWorks' intervention-focused training programs can bring even greater safety to your faith community by empowering everyone to play a role.

LivingWorks ASIST is ideal for ministry leaders who want to learn in-depth intervention skills to support someone in crisis.

Two shorter programs, LivingWorks Start and LivingWorks safe TALK, help train ministry tearns, volunteers, and members or the congregation so they can recognize when others are struggling and connect them to help.

The result is a "network of safety" that provides widespread coverage throughout the congregation and into the local community.


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