Toby Slough and Goby Ministries provides pastors and their church families practical tools to help parents connect God’s power to the very real issues of anxiety, depression and general feelings of being overwhelmed that so many are experiencing.

Parents around the country are having conversations about their kids’ mental wellness in car pick up lines, around coffee tables and in their neighborhoods. We believe the parents in your church family are having the same conversations. Goby Ministries can help you help your families and create outreach opportunities for your communities with our messages, books and free tools.

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The Power of a Goby” Sunday Message

Toby has preached a Sunday morning message that is biblical and helpful for everyone in your weekend service.  He has launched a series and has been the closing message for others. He has also delivered stand alone messages as well. Click here for an example of Toby’s message that he can preach at your church.

Sunday Morning Kid’s Curriculum 

We offer 4 weeks of lesson plans and activities centered around the themes from Toby’s Sunday message and also Toby the Goby the children’s book. Your Kid’s ministry team can use in whatever way is best for your classes.

Mental Wellness Focused Workshop for Parents

We have programming for a Parent workshop that can be 1.5-3 hours long centered around practical strategies to help parents of elementary through high school students begin to help their children who are struggling. This can look like a luncheon after service or an event on a Saturday or even on a weeknight.

Mental Wellness Focused Workshop for Kids/Students

We have programming for kids and students that can be utilized on their own or during the Parent Workshop to jump start the process with activities and teachings that reaffirm these principles with kids.

Staff Events/Meetings

Toby has honed a message for staff members about the importance of taking care of your mental wellness in ministry along with practical ways of supporting your church family in this area as well.