Congregations have long been places that nurture the care of souls. Long ago, the early church created strategies and tactics to care for widows and children. Nowadays, care in congregations...
During the 1950s, a psychiatrist named Murray Bowen created a new intervention for those with family members suffering from schizophrenia. Two decades later, Rabbi Edwin Friedman used Bowen’s...
Are you a clergyperson starting at a congregation? I’m sure you want to start well. It can be a challenge to prayerfully navigate all the demands placed upon you.
Most clergy don’t move often...
This manual for congregational care ministries addresses how to create and organize a care ministry, providing ideas about the use of volunteers, managing training, and more.
This practical resource offers suggestions and examples to help readers enhance their listening skills and narrow the communication gap, looking at various communication methods.
This resource presents a reflective approach to caring ministry, which stems from the author's belief that "caring ministry is about what we know and who we are."
This book offers advice for clergy to lead a healthier lives through spiritual growth and self-care.
This collection of essays forms a pastoral care crash course for clergy and chaplains, starting with a reflection on one's foundational theology, and concluding with a discussion related to...
This article reveals what hospital staff and patients need visiting pastors and pastoral care volunteers to know.
This resource provides insights and stories to help pastoral caregivers and clergy walk wisely and compassionately with those who are suffering.
This toolkit envisions how a comprehensive care ministry might work, helping faith communities to be intentional about its care for members and friends.
This resource combines the authors' mmilitary, medical, and faith backgrounds to address the challenges veterans face after serving and the healing role faith communities can play for them.
Written in 12 sections, this pastoral guide for cancer patients and their caretakers offers a pathway through the complex process of diagnosis and treatment.