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Thumb sustainable youth ministry

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Mark DeVries, founder of Youth Ministry Architects, gives congregations struggling with youth ministry new hope and careful direction. He begins with a statement of the problem often found in youth...

Thumb caring ministry contemplative approach

book

Although the title may indicate otherwise, the author writes for all people engaged in caring ministry. At the heart of the book is the author’s belief that “caring ministry is about what we know...

Thumb dont sing songs heavy heart

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The writer speaks as a care-giver for a loved one who suffered through a difficult illness and subsequently died. This experience was followed by careful research with more than four thousand...

Thumb grief

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John Kennedy Saynor accompanies the viewer on a journey through the unfamiliar territory of grief, using images, music and words to aid in understanding the experience of grief. Saynor describes...

Thumb good grief

book

The writer invites readers into a constructive approach to the problem of loss. This well-respected book has become a standard resource for people grieving losses since it was first published in...

Thumb after a child dies

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This excellent video shares the devastation and grief of family members as they tell their stories and experiences. Their diversity of situations helps to give understanding to the ways grief is...

Thumb remembering well

book

This book offers anyone who has or will ever suffer through the death of someone they loved ways to plan services and rituals that honor the spirit of the deceased. “This includes those who wish to...

Thumb gods work parish nursing

web resource

Through movement, image and music, the work of parish nursing is beautifully expressed. Each descriptive phrase interprets parish nursing as part of a healing, caring ministry with people of all...

Thumb wisdom for caregivers

web resource

This collection of informative, inspirational, and insightful speech transcripts can be a source of encouragement for congregations and individuals, who are serving as care-givers. The speeches,...

Thumb rest ministries inc

web resource

This website serves as clearinghouse giving information and support to chronically ill persons through an on-line community, daily devotionals, and articles on a variety of topics, such as What...

Thumb the caring congregation

book

Karen Lampe leads care ministry and training at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas. Her book on The Caring Congregation is a manual for congregational care...

Thumb close to home

web resource

Some subjects are too uncomfortable for congregations and individuals to discuss because they are “close to home.” The Mennonite Publishing Network in partnership with the Mennonite Church and...

Thumb welcome them home

book

War veterans face physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wounds. Here retired chaplain and former pastor John Sippola and three of his associates combine their military, medical, and faith...

Thumb the unbroken circle

book

James Brook’s highly readable and comprehensive book/toolkit fills a huge need for congregations: how to organize, plan for, educate and monitor ministries to persons who are ill, dying, or...

Thumb mental health ministries

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Mental Health Ministries is dedicated to providing resources that help faith communities become more caring and supportive of people and families living with mental illness. The DVD Caring...

Thumb ministry with persons with mental illness

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Though Ministry with Persons with Mental Illness is written by a team of specialists in psychiatry, psychology and theology, it is not overtly academic. The interdisciplinary approach to symptoms,...

Thumb troubled minds

book

With direct and clear arguments, Amy Simpson challenges today's Christian church to take seriously Jesus' teachings about serving the poor, the alienated and outcast, especially those challenged by...

Thumb quaker aging resources

web resource

The New York and Philadelphia Yearly Meetings of Friends (Quakers) developed a set of resources to help Meetings (Quaker congregations) address issues faced by older adults. This website provides...

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FaithHealthNC is a partnership between faith communities, health systems and other health care providers focused on improving health. If your congregation is ready to take the next step beyond...

Thumb parent talk

book

Being the caregiver for one’s aging parents means navigating emotional and practical challenges. When and how should one discuss the need to give up driving, move to assisted living, or share...

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