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Healing Hearts and Souls

Is your congregation a community of healing? Life is difficult. We are broken in so many ways. Yet, hope abides. Now more than ever, people of faith and congregations are finding solace (and wellness) via new ways of thinking about healing hearts and souls. Browse these resources about healing hearts and souls and see if one matches where you are and where those in your congregation are at this moment.

Resources

5 Resources
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Good News and Bad News about Congregational Decline
For many, the condition of United States congregations and denominations is worse than reported...
Podcast
S1 E3: Do we have to hide our pain?
Hillary McBride joins Ben and Matt to talk about how congregations can be places of healing for those dealing with mental health issues. We explore Hillary's own experience...
media
Everything Happens for a Reason - and Other Lies I've Loved
Seminary professor, Kate Bowler, describes her experience with a life-threatening disease...
article
Bringing Our Pain to God: biblical lament in worship
This article describes biblical lament in real congregations and explores how Christians can...
book Updated
The Power of Ritual: Turning Everyday Activities into Soulful Practices
This book explores how we can nourish our souls by transforming common, everyday...
media
Healing the Healers
This series of short videos offers peer support for faith leaders who respond to...

Contributor

Contributor
Tim Shapiro

Tim is president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations – of which the CRG is a program. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation Learns.

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