These "conversations" are filled with personal stories related to caring for self and others.
contributor Rev. Julia, from Faith, Grace, and Hope: Thoughts on What It Means to Be a Traveler on the Way of Jesus, illuminates clergy sorrow in I Am Not Afraid. I Am Heartbroken. Sharing it with your congregation may facilitate helpful conversations.
shares two excellent posts on care-giving: Parker Palmer’s The Gift of Presence, the Perils of Advice and How to Reach Out to Someone Who Is Struggling by Omid Safi. Both are excellent reads both for pastoral care providers and for volunteer visitors.
is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. Download their free guides for specific topics, including how to talk with loved ones and or medical professionals about: choosing a healthcare proxy; Alzheimer’s and dementia; a seriously ill child; and COVID-19.
Mountain Plains MHTTC
Interactive online training to fully equip laypeople church staff, and pastors as Stephen Leaders, The Bride Leader's Training Course (BLTC), strengthens existing Stephen Ministry teams and empowers other congregations to begin Stephen Ministry.
New online 5- or 10-week cohorts begin on a regular basis.
Learn more and register here.
|Cherish All Children Church Partnerships|
Join Cherish All Children in their vision of raising healthy generations free from sexual exploitation. Predators have adjusted to the pandemic, making safety education and prevention measures more needed now than ever
Your congregation can engage via:
Adult/mentor Zoom learning and training
Virtual Tween & Teen training about healthy relationships & online safety
Visit the Cherish All Children website to find out more, and contact Joy McElroy at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started!
shared this helpful document geared toward engaging the whole congregation in the conversation of pastoral care during quarantine, rostered leaders assisting area chaplains, etc.
Disability Ministries shares insight, ways congregations are engaging differently abled persons, and suggestions for furthering awareness and hospitality.
The cost is $5 per session or $20 for all six sessions. Learn more and register.