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Our hope for this site is to provide access to an ever-increasing set of resources to support workers and their family as well as to equip congregations to do likewise. It is our hope that by providing resources, and in some cases events or trainings, that we can help to encourage healthier churches and schools in which healthier church workers can serve our Lord Jesus Christ. 

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June 3, 2020

With more than 104,000 persons dead from the Covid virus, a call for a national day of mourning was held on Monday, June 1, 2020.  Pastors from many denominations and non-denoms joined with rabbis, imams, mayors from small towns and big cities across the country in an online national day of mourning for those who have died in this pandemic. There is so much pain and hurt throughout America as families could not be with their loved ones who died alone in hospitals and nursing homes. This day of national mourning is an attempt to heal the pain and grief as Americans honor all of those who have died from this virus.

Rev. Jim Wallis, executive dir...

April 28, 2020

A pastor in the PSD sent me a link for a panel of experts discussing challenges and changes for funerals in the age of the COVID-19. The leader of this panel is Dr. Kenneth Doka, a graduate of Concordia Seminary, St Louis, 1973. Dr Doka is an international and national leader in the Hospice Movement. He is joined by two nationally well-known funeral directors who operate many funeral homes on the east coast.

This panel was convened for pastors, grief counselors, funeral home directors, and others involved in helping families in this time of uncertainty. As you listen to it, you might want to take notes and identify issues that come to your min...

April 1, 2020

 “Faith Over Fear” is the guiding principle we need to adopt as we encounter these uncertain times. As pastors, we need to focus on our own self-care so that we can be the best pastors we can be for the sake of ourselves, our families, our friends, our co-workers. our leaders, our congregations and schools and the community around us. As the COVID-19 virus spreads and we have to shelter in place, here are some suggestion to keep yourself healthy.

1. Physical Care. Wash your hands frequently (at least 20 seconds while saying or singing Amazing Grace or Happy Birthday twice). Keep physical distance from others (6 feet apart). Exercise. Go for a...

March 10, 2020

Do not be anxious about anything.

Saint Paul wrote the above words to the Philippians (4:6). These are important words for us in the face of growing anxiety, fear and panic as we learn more about the coronavirus spreading throughout the United States. This week (March 1-7) we have learned that financial markets have plummeted; airlines and cruise lines are at risk; sports events have been curtailed; large conventions and music venues have been cancelled; people cannot find hand sanitizers on empty shelves due to panic buying; and there are many more signs of fear and anxiety.

On the other hand, millions are washing their hands more frequently,...

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