Welcome to The Ministry Lab's curated list of resources to encourage pastoral care providers to engage in needed self-care. Here you'll find:
If you don't find a resource to fit your need, don't hesitate to consult with The Ministry Lab's director, Emily Meyer, who is happy to assist you.
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 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.
Convergence offers both On-Demand Learning (including FaithLead’s, National Faith Leaders Reflect on a Global Pandemic and Being Grateful in Difficult Times: An Online Journey with Barbara Butler Bass) and Executive Coaching for congregational leaders.
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Bearing Witness offers resources for supporting whistleblowers in the workplace, governmental agencies, and congregational settings.
The Academy: PC(USA) offers Pastoral Care Academy: reflect on what it means to provide pastoral care in a variety of settings and concerns.
Led by long-time hospital chaplain and current Marriage and Family Counselor, Rev. Lisa Watson.
Feb. 1 - March 8, 2021
Join Jody Thone Jan. 8, 15, and/or 22 from 10-11:30 a.m. to look at Kristin Neff's three components of compassion: Jan. 8: Kindness vs. Judgment / Jan. 15: Common Humanity vs. Isolation / Jan. 22: Mindfulness vs. Over-Identification. Register here
hosted by award-winning Harvard Medical School psychologist Susan David, offers strategies to help us cope with our heightened emotions during the pandemic.
shared Building Resilience webinars for faith leaders
for personal growth and continuing education pertinent to COVID-19 days and beyond.
The Wellness Recovery Action Plan® or WRAP® is a prevention and wellness process anyone can use to get well, and stay well. Create your own wellness plan in this online seminar. Registration is required.
Saturday, Feb. 1, 2021; 9:00 AM - 12:00/noon