Congregational care

  1. Review: Preparing Couples for Love and Marriage

    Article Review: Preparing Couples for Love and Marriage

    There are pastors who don’t like doing weddings, and I can empathize. The wedding industrial complex has turned what might be (and once was) a simple and lovely public…

  2. Beyond the Broken Heart: A Journey Through Grief

    Article Beyond the Broken Heart: A Journey Through Grief

    We all experience grief at some point in our lives. Calendar dates can be a painful reminder of the loss of a loved one. Birthdays, anniversary dates, and the actual date a loved …

  3. Absent But Not Forgotten

    Article Absent But Not Forgotten

    The refrain is a familiar one: "I'm just too busy." And often that is indeed true. Youth in many communities have a wide range of activity choices, from traveling sports teams to…

  4. The Trivialization of Sex

    Article The Trivialization of Sex

    Churches don’t often spend a lot of time reminding people of the beauty and importance of sexual intimacy. Conversely, society tends to trivialize and cheapen it. People…

  5. Building Community Through Ministry Teams

    Article Building Community Through Ministry Teams

    As wonderful as our worship gatherings are, everyone sitting in long rows facing a pastor is not real community. Large gatherings of people for corporate worship and teaching are…

  6. Jewish Grief and Mourning

    Article Jewish Grief and Mourning

    Judaism offers many active expressions of mourning that enable grieving people to acknowledge their loss in tangible ways. Some Christians are finding traditional Jewish mourning…

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