Close to Home Pastoral Care Pamphlets

Mennonite Publishing Network.


These 12-page pamphlets about "close to home" issues help individuals acknowledge hard problems and access support. Topics include eating disorders, anxiety and depression, addiction, child abuse, elder abuse, and bullying.


12-page pamphlets with five parts: a true story, introduction to the issues based on best information available, an exploration of how the Bible and Christian story bring hope, practical steps toward wholeness, and a list of resources for further information

Recommended Audience

clergy and lay leaders, especially Christian



Practical Applications

  • Learn how to discuss "close to home" and sensitive topics within your congregation.
  • Engage your congregation in conversation that may be uncomfortable in an easy and presentable way.

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