Recognize – The First Step of The Caring Church Response
The Caring Church Response is the step-by-step process that Hope Made Strong walks churches through to build a sustainable and effective care program. It builds on the strengths of the church, meets the community’s needs, and aligns with the unique mission of...
The Importance of Boundaries as a Church Caregiver
Regardless of how much you try to stay neutral and maintain boundaries, there is a loss of objectivity because the relationship between the support provider and the user is often personal. Because there is a closer relationship and connection between care ministry members and the person who is looking for support, we need to be more mindful about how our support can cross over into trying to rescue or save someone.
What to look for in a care ministry volunteer
If you don’t have a team helping you support those in your congregation you are going to wear yourself and those who come to you out if you try to do it all on your own. When you are seeking out people to be on a care team, look for natural helpers. Having a diverse group of care volunteers will strengthen your care team and create an environment that will encourage people to seek out support rather than suffer in isolation.
Why people care matters at your church
Most ministry leaders don’t realize that churches are often the number one front-line mental health resource for their members. It’s necessary to have a care team and an intentional care plan for those who are looking to your church for support. So download the 17 page guide on 3 Steps to Building Sustainable Care Ministry in your Church.
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Why it’s healthy and helpful to feel emotions
For generations we have been taught to suppress and silent emotions; and as a result, we’re seeing the negative impacts in our physical health, mental well-being and even in our relationships. Use these three strategies and that free download tool to recognize and respond to your emotions.
4 Steps to low impact debriefing
Low-Impact-Debriefing gives you the freedom to be able to talk and share with others without fear of re-traumatizing them and still provides you with all the support and care needed in sharing about the difficult work that you do.
How to say no without feeling guilty
Download: 3 tips on how to say no with grace How many times have you been in a situation when someone is asking you to do something and you think” I really should say no but I feel bad” So are faced with a decision. Do you say no and feel guilty, or you say...
7 Keys to building resilience
Resilience can feel like a buzz word. It sounds really good, what does it actually mean? And even harder is figuring out how to achieve it. It’s like the unicorn of well-being or actually achieving the allusive “work-life balance”. Super nice to say and...
Why Self-care is not selfish
Self-care has been found to be a core building block for surviving and thriving in ministry and we are going to outline what self-care is and how it doesn’t have to take a lot of time, energy or money to do.
How to support Change
Frustrated at hearing people complain or say they need to change but never follow through? The stages of change model is helpful in understanding how people go through change and how you as a support can help them.