We are blessed to link arms, hearts and minds with some incredibly talented, Christ-led, mission-hearted people and organizations. Together we are better. Together, we can change the world one precious life at a time.
From the beginning, BASICS has focused on forming partnerships between city and suburban churches, assisting more than 200 church pastors and 100 outreach ministry leaders, by equipping them through training, support, and access to needed resources.
BASICS currently supports over 30 smaller ministries that are unable to be financially independent. Hundreds of volunteers are actively involved, donating their time, talents, treasure, touch and tears for the work of God in Milwaukee.
“We didn’t realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun!”
We love the opportunity to give back to our local community – many charities and nonprofit organizations.
- The Salt Life – Finding Joy In Your Life.
- State of the Heart – How Do you Handle the Sorrows of Life?
- Your Testimony – A Pearl of Great Price
He is not a psychologist or a physician, yet he is all-too-familiar with the nemesis of depression. During decades of ministry in churches and as a university professor, Terry has experienced recurring bouts of deep despondency. He describes himself as a fragile, desperate, bloodied soldier of Christ who marches with a limp, who by God’s grace, is still engaged in the battle.
Terry’s posts include:
- Identifying and debunking misconceptions about faith in relation to depression
- Personal stories and things he’s learned the hard way about day-to-day coping with despondency
- Stories of other believers, past and present, whose frailty didn’t preclude their usefulness to God
- Interviews with counselors, authors, and other experts
- Reviews of books, blogs, and articles offering helpful information
- Up-to-date research on prevalence, causes, and treatments
- Bible truths/verses that instill hope and refute false beliefs often spawned by dark moods.
PARTNERSHIPS OF HOPE
Chronic Joy recognizes individuals or organizations who exemplify one or more of our ministry foundations:
It is an opportunity for individuals or organizations to donate their skills, time, gifts or talents to further the work of the ministry.
PARTNERSHIP OF COMMUNITY
Our Partners are recognized for their vital place in this ministry, introduced on our website, and given our sincere gratitude and appreciation.
Chronic Joy Ministry Partners are a partnership of hope, purpose and worth. A partnership between artisan, servant, donor, or organization and Chronic Joy Ministry. A partnership of generosity and joy. And it is the vital and remarkable partnership of community.
For more information about becoming a ministry partner contact us at: email@example.com.
From the Blog
We're delighted to introduce you to Chronic Joy Creative Contributor, Julie Jablonski, whose gorgeous images have been bearing witness to the glory of God in His creation across our social media sites. Julie is a passionate, still-life photographer. Self-taught and still learning, she is...
We're delighted to introduce you to Chronic Joy Creative Contributor and fine artist, Barbara Coleman! Barbara has been married and in ministry with her pastor husband for almost 50 years, and has lived with chronic illness for more than 30 years, specifically with chronic pain from Lyme...
Chronic Joy's New Volunteer Prayer Pond Coordinator We are delighted to officially welcome Bettie Gilbert as Chronic Joy's brand new Volunteer Prayer Coordinator!Bettie is a beautiful soul with a huge heart for prayer who has been with us since the very beginning. (You'll learn more of her...
ADOBE – Creative Cloud for non-profits is an affordable licensing option available for small workgroups, departments, classrooms and labs – or even entire institutions.
APLOS – Nonprofit leaders aren’t always professional accountants, fundraisers, or tax preparers, but with the right software and guidance they can do the tasks correctly and confidently. We offer support to help you do just that. Anything it takes to make it simple.
CoSCHEDULE – All Your Blog + Email + Social Promotion in ONE Place – Eliminate the endless email threads, sticky notes, and the dozen and half open tabs. Focus on the real work of writing top-notch content AND growing your audience.
Additional images to encourage and inspire hope, purpose, worth and joy can be found at Chronic Joy’s flickr site. These beautiful, high-resolution images are licensed non-commercial creative commons. Perfect to share with your group, on social media or to brighten someone’s day.
TECHSOUP – Explore Our Nonprofit Tech Marketplace! Incredible offers for nonprofits from leading brands. Low administrative fees. Join our global community!
All photos published on Unsplash can be used for free. You can use them for commercial and noncommercial purposes. You do not need to ask permission from or provide credit to the photographer or Unsplash, although it is appreciated when possible.
More precisely, Unsplash grants you an irrevocable, nonexclusive, worldwide copyright license to download, copy, modify, distribute, perform, and use photos from Unsplash for free, including for commercial purposes, without permission from or attributing the photographer or Unsplash. This license does not include the right to compile photos from Unsplash to replicate a similar or competing service.