Tuesday, 08 September 2015 07:25

Pastoral Care: When to Refer

Faith communities are the crisis hospital for souls and provider of mental and spiritual health services in our culture.  Through worship, education, fellowship and mission, the church invites people into healthy relationships with God, self and others.  Since churches offer these services to the community, then the church can count itself among the providers of mental health.

Sometimes it is appropriate for clergy to partner with service providers in the community to care for an individual, couple or family due to the degree of severity, need, availability of time, and level of training required.  In these instances, the ministry and art of referral are extensions of the Church’s ministry.

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Friday, 06 September 2013 12:06

Eat All You Want

Are you hungry? Have you tried ‘munching’ on several things but just don’t seem satisfied? Do you find yourself stopping and reading ads that say “eat all you want and still lose weight?” Maybe it’s not your body that’s starving; maybe it’s your soul. “For He satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul He fills with good things” (Psalm 107:9).

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