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Pastoral Care: Young Adults & Adults - General

hotlines, guidelines and crisis intervention contacts; and support for pastoral care for children, tweens, teens, families, differently abled persons, elders and folks with memory concerns; including mindfulness, personal care and volunteer support

Welcome

Welcome to The Ministry Lab's curated list of resources to help caregivers engage young adults and adults in counseling and conversation around a variety of topics. Here you'll find:

  • Books & Downloads
  • Blogs, Podcasts & Articles
  • Websites & Curricula
  • Judicatory and Other Denominational Resources

If you don't find a resource to fit your need, don't hesitate to consult with The Ministry Lab's director, Rev. Emily Meyer, who is happy to assist you.

Blogs, Podcasts, & Webinars

Kaleo Center's Encore is a seven month seminar for adults age 55 and over seeking to discern and build their Encore chapter of purpose and meaning. The course focuses on identifying  and addressing critical issues of aging, transition, spirituality and social purpose. The class provides a supportive environment of co-travelers exploring their Encore chapter.

How a Shift in American Values Is Fueling Estrangement, Joshua Coleman, Jan. 10, 2021; The Atlantic

Both parents and adult children often fail to recognize how profoundly the rules of family life have changed over the past half century.

Comfort & Reassurance

iBme's website is informative. Retreats and courses may be life-changing.

Rene Mehlberg of Trinity Lutheran, Laporte, MN offers this short service of Holy Communion - and its participant version - for small group in-person sharing.

Prayers for Comfort and Encouragement

Books

The Purpose Gap     Soul Therapy