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The content below is intended to provide a variety of helpful resources on difficult yet relevant subjects, in this case, depression. We recognize that some sources may come into question for any number of reasons, and the following are not offered with a blanket endorsement of every word spoken or written. We believe God uses imperfect people every day, and the following are just as fallible as anyone — yet if they may be helpful, we want to share them with you. 


Depression can manifest in a variety of forms. According to the Mayo Clinic, depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities, and sometimes you may feel as if life isn't worth living.*

*Source: The Mayo Clinic. Visit The Mayo Clinic website for more information on symptoms and clinical support.

Depression can also arise in seasons of hardship, grief, or anxiety. You may experience a season of mild or undiagnosed depression, but it no less imposes a weighty burden where support is needed.

Care & Prayer Ministry

Care & Prayer Ministry

Timberline Church has a variety of services available for depression and other challenges. Please visit our Care & Prayer ministry page to explore some of the services by clicking the button below, or fill out the form at the bottom of this page and we will respond as soon as possible.

Care & Prayer Ministry

Resources For Parents

Resources for Parents

Orange helps equip churches with training and resources for engaging families, kids and students. One of these resources is designed to assist parents and guardians with the many challenges they face, including depression, anxiety, and others.

The button below should open a multi-page PDF with a list of books, blogs, podcasts, websites, and videos. Some of these resources will need to be purchased, such as books, while others are available for your exploration at no cost.

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Resources For Teens

Resources for Teens

Orange helps equip churches with training and resources for engaging families, kids and students. One of these resources is designed to provide teens with books and websites that address depression, anxiety, and more.

The button below should open a PDF with a few books and websites for teens to explore.

Resources for Teens

Pastoral Messages

Pastoral Messages

We live in a time where it’s so easy to become trapped in unhealthy thought patterns and habits. In this intimate teaching, “Resetting Our Minds,” Pastor Jeff Lucas helps shine a light on the importance of identifying those well-worn pathways/default settings in our minds and how God is calling us to intentionality and promises us His help as we choose well. There is much that we can learn from this relevant message by clicking here.

In this message, Pastor Jeff Lucas turns our attention to one of the great heroes of the Old Testament – Elijah. We see in this story that sometimes in life, the journey may feel like too much. Elijah had just experienced the tremendous power of God displayed to his enemies, yet as circumstances shifted he became overwhelmed by depression. There is much that we can learn from this relevant message by clicking here.

From our Windsor campus, Pastor Dick Foth examines the encounter Elijah had with overwhelming depression. We find that even when the journey is too much, it is not too much for the Spirit that resides within us. Pastor Foth highlights the fact that God meets us where we are — no matter where we are. To view this message, simply click here.

Pastor Dary Northrop addresses the deep struggles of Judas in his message Mirror Mirror: Silver to Silver. This subject can be tender, as many have experienced emotions leading to suicidal thoughts, or perhaps have been directly impacted by suicide. In the midst of Judas’ story, we cling to the hope we have in the gospel. Whatever we face tomorrow, we are not alone and our hope is firm in Christ. His mercies are new every morning! You can view this message by clicking here.

In his message, The God Who Invites You to Wrestle, Pastor Brent Cunningham explores Psalm 13, a prayer of lament. We learn that in disorienting seasons of life, God not only gives us permission, but compulsion to bring our anger, pain, and sadness to Him, and wrestle with Him honestly. We’ll see how we can maintain faith amidst feelings of abandonment and doubt. You can view this relevant message by clicking here.

In his powerful and relevant message and book, Faith in the Fog, Pastor Jeff Lucas explores the concept of exercising faith amidst trial and even perceived silence from God. Depression is not a foreign concept in scripture, and our God is an expert in meeting people in their moments of fog. You can listen to Jeff discussing the concept of Faith in the Fog in an interview by clicking here.

Crisis & Counseling

Crisis & Counseling

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States. If you or a loved one are struggling with thoughts of suicide, please reach out anytime:
(800) 273-8255

ReStory Counseling Center

Restoration Counseling offers individual, couples, and teen therapy in Colorado and spiritual direction, spiritual counseling, and coaching via tele-health to those who desire to LOVE THEIR STORY and LIVE RESTORED.
(970) 672-7974

Colorado Crisis Services

Help with mental health, substance use or emotional concerns. Confidential and immediate support 24/7/365 with locations in Greeley, Aurora, Boulder, Denver, and more.
(844) 493-8255

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Crisis and suicide resources and print materials are available, including prevention materials, suicide loss resources, gun safety, and more.
Email: cdphe.information@state.co.us


An anonymous way for people to report concerns regarding their safety or the safety of others. Provides technical assistance to schools and communities before and after tragic events. Educates, and provides awareness and outreach to encourage reporting and breaking the code of silence.
Hotline: (877) 542-7233
(720) 508-6800

Books, Articles, Podcasts & Videos

Books, Articles & Podcast

Book: Singing in Babylon by Jeff Lucas. Everyone has to live with second choices—events and circumstances that they would not choose, some trivial, some tragic. Daniel was a man whose life was filled with second choices, but he did more than just survive; he stayed faithful to God and thrived. Down-to-earth but inspirational, Singing in Babylon explores how the reader, like Daniel, can find purpose and meaning in life’s second choices. Available in print and digital formats here.

Book: Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church by N. T. Wright. Wright convincingly argues that what we believe about life after death directly affects what we believe about life before death. For if God intends to renew the whole creation—and if this has already begun in Jesus’s resurrection—the church cannot stop at "saving souls" but must anticipate the eventual renewal by working for God’s kingdom in the wider world, bringing healing and hope in the present life. Available in print, digital, and audio formats here.

Article: Where Has God Gone?

Although He may work in ways we don’t expect, and seem at times to be distant and quiet, we are never abandoned. We will never, ever be alone. Read Where Has God Gone? by Pastor Jeff Lucas.

Article: Plant Your Feet Solidly and Stand Up for What You Believe In

We’re also called to stand firm when spiritual warfare rages. Today, don’t back off. Plant your feet solidly and stand up for what you believe in. Visit the blog article, Plant Your Feet Solidly and Stand Up for What You Believe In, by Pastor Jeff Lucas.

Article: Hope

Read an touching story of how faith is displayed through the life of a little girl named Hope. Read Hope by Pastor Jeff Lucas.

Podcast: Surprised by Grief, a 10-Episode Series by Christianity Today

This podcast series features stories of loss and heartache, exploring the various ways of experiencing God’s kindness and care through ordinary means of grace. No one can fully prepare for grief, but we can open our hearts to the experiences that come with it, and in our openness find comfort in the presence of God. Explore this 10-episode series, by clicking here.

Video: The Weight We Carry

In life, we will all experience burdens and hardships. Pastor Mackenzie Matthews shares her story and encourages us that no matter what we face, God is with us. This video can be watched on YouTube by clicking here.

Video: Goodness of God

How do we respond to life's challenges and the burdens we carry? By pouring out our hearts through singing and praise, we place our trust into the loving arms of our Maker — into the "Goodness of God." You are not alone. Watch the full video on YouTube by clicking here.

Personal Websites

Personal Websites

Barb Raveling

Barb Raveling has extensive training in biblical counseling and is an executive Christian life coach. She includes valuable resources on her website dedicated to the subject of renewing your mind. You can explore her podcasts, blogs, and personal exercises by visiting the Barb Raveling website here.

Kay Warren

As a wife and mother who has been greatly challenged by mental health issues within her own family, Kay Warren (wife of Pastor Rick Warren) shares many resources that may be helpful for those in similar shoes. Visit the Kay Warren website for more information.

Nothing Is Wasted

Nothing is Wasted Ministries exists to help others navigate trauma, tragedies, and major life transitions and find purpose amidst pain. They aim to provide content that inspires, community that encourages, and coaching that empowers you to walk through your valley well and come out on the other side equipped with a renewed sense of meaning and purpose. For more information, please visit the Nothing Is Wasted website.

Bible Verses

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."

Spoken by Jesus in Matthew 11:28

"Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you."

Spoken by Moses in Deuteronomy 31:8

"Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise."

Spoken by Paul in Philippians 4:8

"I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world."

Spoken by Jesus in John 16:33

"Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand."

Spoken by The LORD in Isaiah 41:10

Timberkids Playlist

Timberkids Playlist

The Timberkids team has assembled a Spotify playlist with encouraging music to assist with depression and other difficult life challenges. Sometimes a song can lift you up, and you are invited to explore this free and helpful resource.

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