The Unbroken Circle: A Toolkit for Congregations Around Illness, End of Life, and Grief

by James E. Brooks . Duke Institute on Care at the End of Life , 2009.

This toolkit envisions how a comprehensive care ministry might work, helping faith communities to be intentional about its care for members and friends.


learning opportunities, organizational plans, leadership development techniques, practice role plays, action plans, effective communication, provision of accessible space

Best For

clergy and lay leaders of any faith tradition


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Create an effective care ministry for people who are ill, dying, and grieving by following action plans outlined in this resource.
  • Train staff in providing care by using leadership development techniques.

About the Contributor

Brian Witwer

Brian Witwer is the retired director of the Center for Congregations' northeast office. Brian has specialized training in leadership and group process.

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