Congregational Care

  1. Getting Started in Caring Ministries

    Articles Getting Started in Caring Ministries

    One of the greatest challenges for the pastor and staff of a church is providing care and support to individuals and families. The needs are often great in our communities and can …

  2. Review: Practicing Care in Rural Congregations and Communities

    Articles Review: Practicing Care in Rural Congregations and Communities

    A reviewer’s confessional: I grew up on a rural southeast Kansas farm. We felt lucky to break even some years. I know firsthand the context of rural poverty, with a lack of…

  3. On Visitation

    Blog On Visitation

    I have been trying to free up time from my full-time vocational employment one afternoon a week to do visitation. It seems to me there are some generational differences around the …

  4. Rested: A Day in the Retiree's Life

    Blog Rested: A Day in the Retiree's Life

    Before my wife retired, she’d come home with tales of visiting with returning retirees. “So and so came for lunch today. Boy, did she look rested,” was how she…

  5. Recognize and Help Victims of Domestic Violence

    Articles Recognize and Help Victims of Domestic Violence

    In April 2009, Charles “Chuck” Colson, addressed the issue of domestic violence in the church with a frightening account of what happens when ministers minimize the…

  6. The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?!?

    Articles The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?!?

    Thanksgiving is three days away. This annual celebration of turkey and football is the unofficial beginning of the holiday season—six weeks of shopping, baking, traveling…

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