Close to Home Pastoral Care Pamphlets

Mennonite Publishing Network.

This web resource, by The Mennonite Publishing Network in partnership with the Mennonite Church and Mennonite Brethren ministries and institutions, has published an extensive series of 12-page pamphlets on "close to home" subjects such as dementia, PTSD, self-harm, gambling, bipolar disorder, overwhelming debt, acquaintance rape, spouse abuse, eating disorders, electronic addiction, pornography, elder abuse, etc.


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

Best For

clergy and lay leaders, especially Christain



Suggested Uses

  • 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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