Care for Your Neighbor after the Election –
ICTG Executive Director, Rev. Dr. Kate Wiebe, provides tips for facilitating discussion and easing stress in your community and congregation following the 2016 election.
The Tire of Self-Care: Brain Health to the Rescue –
Fr. Jeff Putthoff, SJ discusses the importance of self-care. He provides examples of self-care exercises and urges readers to develop their own self-care plan.
The Certificate in Trauma and Spiritual Care (CTSC) at San Francisco Theological Seminary - Rev. Ruth T West, Program Manager for the Programs in Christian Spirituality and Clinical Pastoral Education at San Francisco Theological Seminary, discusses the great need for spiritual caregivers to be trauma informed and provides an overview of San Francisco Theological Seminary’s Certificate in Trauma and Spiritual Care.
Formation Interrupted: Congregations - ICTG Program Director for Spiritual Direction, Erin Jantz, explains how trauma can disconnect us from ourselves and our experience of the Divine. Erin urges ministers to take into consideration the effect trauma has on the spiritual formation of individual congregants and congregational bodies.
Does God Care about Flint, Michigan? A Brief Reflection on Trauma and Community - Dr. Danjuma Gibson reflects on the traumatic effects of lead poisoning on the Flint community and urges the church to take action by calling out those responsible and providing sanctuary where victims of the Flint tragedy can be heard.
Stress is Contagious –ICTG Program Director for Youth Ministry, Doug Ranck, examines the ways parents’ stress can affect the stress levels of their children.
Disaster Kids 4 Kids – Madison, founder of disasterkids4kids.com, shares her experience of losing her house to the 2008 Santa Barbara Tea Fire.
Three Practices for Cultivating Forgiveness - ICTG Advisor Joe Paxton shares three practices for facilitating forgiveness among your congregation.
Congregational Ministry After a House Fire – Rev. Shaun J. Lee shares his story about losing two members of his congregation to a house fire.
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