How do I better support my congregation through this time?
Looking after yourself
An important element in looking after our congregations is to look after ourselves and build our own resilience levels. Tony Horsfall from Charis Training shares with us the five factors of resilience. You can buy Tony Horsfall and Dr Debbie Hawker’s book ‘Resilience in life and faith’ here.
Looking after your congregations
Kate Middleton shares with us some really practical tips and tools for how we can be there pastorally for our congregations. For more information and resources on what Kate discusses in this video visit The Mind and Soul Foundation website. You can buy Kate’s book ‘Refuel – Balance work, life, faith and church without burning out’ here.
Resources to help serve your church and your community
Patrick Regan from Kintsugi Hope shares with us about the training they provide for churches so that they can help support their congregations and their communities in regards to mental wellbeing.
Ian Cartwright has created a mental health bible study for churches and their members to use. The aim is to equip churches to care for people with mental health conditions and encourage conversations on this topic. You can contact Ian here if you’d like more information on it.