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This book is designed especially for clergy and religious leaders who finding themselves on the front lines of crisis supporting survivors of trauma. Without encouraging them to play the role of...

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Statistics suggest that a learning difference or disability impacts one in four families. According to Episcopal priest, Susan Richardson, society’s current person-centered, relational approach to...

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After battling bipolar disorder and finding no spiritual support group for his own journey to wholeness, Pastor Brad Hoefs developed his own support group model and workbook. Fresh Hope combines...

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Mental Health Grace Alliance (MHGA) is dedicated to being "the primary peer-provider movement delivering mental health recovery and support by influencing cultural perception, creating free and...

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The author is a United Methodist minister and the mother of an adult son with special needs. Her vocational background and personal experience led her to develop emotional and spiritual resources...

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For those who have lost a loved one, family member or friend, GriefShare support groups welcome individuals at any stage of grief. They recommend the DivorceCare Program for people experiencing...

Thumb born of water

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Some small congregations with limited resources think more about closing their doors than doing ministry. They wonder, “Is it hopeless?” Absolutely not, say professors Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook and...

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As a scholar and professor, Ram Cnaan had long recognized the scarcity of social science research on congregations: who they are, how they are defined, and what role they play in their contexts. In...

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Ministry in the local church is a difficult thing to pull off without adequate volunteers. Ask any pastor or congregational leader and they will tell you the same. Chris Mavity, author of Your...

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It seems obvious, but many church-goers may not realize that how they relate to each other and to their pastor are major factors in the pastor's mental health and work environment. A study of 1,500...

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This edited volume considers the “tidal wave” impact of incarceration on the African American community and argues for an intentional response from the church. It offers concrete programs and...

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The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation's largest grassroots mental health advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental...

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The Interfaith Network on Mental Illness is an interfaith nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing "awareness and understanding of mental illness among clergy and members of faith communities...

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The Immigration Alliance seeks to cultivate relationships among immigrants and churches, in order that churches may become centers of multi-national welcome. A coalition of 15 evangelical...

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PURE Ministries (Perfectly created by a loving sovereign God; Unique in his or her own gifts, blessings, talents, desires, and contributions; Receptive and responsive to communication, touch and...

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Special Touch Ministry’s mission is to ease and enrich the lives of people impacted by disability. Their vision is to provide faith-based support and response to needs that arise in the disability...

Thumb wrestling

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Few authors can claim expertise in both religion and science. Nancy Clare Kehoe is an exception. As a Catholic Religious of the Sacred Heart and an adjunct professor of psychology at Harvard...

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The business of congregations and religious nonprofits is ministry - not business. Yet leaders of such institutions still have to make plans, manage operations, and lead others. Research suggests...

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Many religious leaders are under constant stress from a variety of pressures: long hours in pastoral care, administrative duties, unrealistic expectations (their own and those they serve),...

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One in five adults will experience some type or degree of a mental health concern in any given year. Severe forms of mental and emotional disorders can lead to suicidal thinking or even attempts....

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