The Care Ministry Podcast

The Care Ministry Podcast

Hosted by: Laura Howe

Building a culture of care in your church can feel as complex as the people you serve. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Laura Howe offers listeners practical resources and actionable strategies to support...

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65. How to create sacred spaces for your church with Avery Royal

The show today is a flashback to one of the sessions in our 2022 church Mental health summit with Avrey Royal. For churches with limited resources, it can be difficult to tend to the needs of those suffering while at...
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64. Join the mental health movement in Korean-American Churches with Jess Cho Kim

On the show today we are talking about the Mental Health Movement happening in Korean-American Churches.  Mustard Seed Generation is a non-profit that provides culture-specific training to increase the mental health...
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63. Defuse conflict with these Communication Strategies

Today’s episode is all about communication strategies that help diffuse conflict. With the holidays approaching it's a great time to offer some communication strategies that could be used to deflate conflict.   I hope...
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62. A strategic approach to prayer request follow-up with Jeanette Yates

On the show today is my friend Jeanette Yates.  She is a community manager for Text In Church a communication tool for churches that helps you utilize text and emails to build community and engagement.  And what does...
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61. How to get the most out of a pastoral care meeting

Offering Pastoral care can be tricky.  Often times you're not sure what you're walking into. Then, once you're there it can be hard to navigate the conversation.   In this episode, I want to share a few strategies to...
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60. 12 ways to offer care without a care ministry

Care happens anytime your church is intentional in building a safe community for people to belong to, strengthening a person's gifts, identity, and purpose, and offering hope. So in this episode, I want to identify 12...
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59. What is the role of the Church in supporting others

On the episode this week we are going to be talking about the Role of the Church in Caring for People. Whether it’s mental health, addiction, housing, or relationship conflicts people are turning to the church for...
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58. What's Next. Future Steps to Strengthening our Community

This week has been incredible.  We just had the 2022 Church Mental Health Summit and I'm excited to share that what is happening is more than just an event but it’s a movement.  People are coming together,...
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57. Kay Warren - Top viewed session from 2021

This week I’m highlighting the top-viewed session from the 2021 Church Mental Health Summit and I’m so pumped that it’s with Kay Warren because her talk is just so amazing. Her session is titled Taking Care Of Your...
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56. Sneak Peak of the 2022 Church Mental Health Summit

On the podcast this week we have a preview or a mini trainer of 6 different talks that are going to be offered at the Church Mental Health Summit on October 10th.  Now there are over 50 talks so this is just a very...
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55. Caring for Clergy with Rev. Dr. Thad Austin

Despite being supporters of others, ministry leaders need support too, and this is what Rev. Dr. Thad Austin’s research focuses on, at Duke Divinity University. On the show today we are talking about Caring for Clergy...
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54. 4 ways you can prevent becoming depleted while continuing to serve others

As ministry caregivers, how can we continue to support others without burnout?  How can you stay well, so that you don't get impacted by workplace hazards like burnout and compassion fatigue?  In this episode, I offer...
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