Comfort My People - A Policy Statement on Serious Mental Illness with Study Guide


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The Office of the General Assembly, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) , 2008.

The Advisory Committee on Social Witness of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) is to be lauded for its exemplary policy statement and follow through with this study guide. The Policy Statement is complete with sixteen practical church-wide recommendations. It is supported by a thirty-five page Rationale based on scripture, research, personal stories and historical examples of the need for ministry to and with people living with serious mental illnesses. The forty-plus page Conclusion offers extensive resource lists, models of ministry, and the Study Guide for congregations and small groups. With their typical thoroughness, the Advisory Committee concludes the booklet with a Closing Litany, Involvement and Advocacy Questions and Additional Resources.

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