Download Here | Loving-Kindness Meditation
Find a variety of free practices and more information on self-compassion here.
Joseph Yoo of MinistryMatters wonders about Pastor's Office Hours: Time to Cut Back?
Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder shares Choose Yourself... Sometimes, a treatise on "Covid's coercion to come, sit, and rest awhile".
What is pastoral imagination? And how can it be nurtured by clergy and laity? We speak with Eileen Campbell-Reed about how clergy can cultivate and nurture pastoral imagination in order to address conflict, experience joy, and develop a deep, wise knowing.
Convergence Director of Research & Development, Anna Hall, asks, Where Are All the Clergy Going? and encourages clergy to participate in Convergences consulting, coaching, and conflict transformation training.
~ing Podcast Episode 40: Pastoring during the Pandemic
Five pastors who have ministered during the pandemic sit down to discuss leading, growing, and being as people of God navigating a global pandemic together.
The Being Here podcast explores real world issues and topics important to faith community professionals. In "Overcoming Compassion Fatigue”, host Rev. Melissa Pohlman and Mayo Clinic hospital chaplain, Rev. Corrine Thul, discuss strategies for caring for yourself while caring for others in difficult times.
Rest Supports Grieving: Grief Rituals blog post from April 8, 2020 by Tricia Hersey - read it!!!
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.
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