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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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142: Creating Opportunities To Add Value and Strengthen Purpose

Belonging, purpose, and hope. These are the three core needs every person brings with them when they enter the doors of your church. Are we meeting these needs? Today, Laura encourages us to ask the question, How does...
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141: Creating Safe Spaces Of Belonging

Your church is equipped to be a place of belonging for those in your community. Before people believe in Jesus, they often experience belonging within a church family. And like the innkeeper in the story of the Good...
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140:Mental Health Awareness Month with Ike Miller

“I can’t change what has happened to me…but I can use it to help somebody else.” Today’s guest, Ike Miller, is an author and pastor who shares his experience of the impacts of growing up with a parent with an...
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139:Mental Health Awareness Month with Fred Eaton

The church has a choice to make on how to support those struggling with mental health, depression, suicidal thoughts, and more. Today’s interview with Fred Eaton is incredibly helpful to gain perspective on how to do...
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138: Mental Health Awareness Month with Tony Roberts

“My power is made perfect in weakness…” This reminder in 2 Corinthians 12:9 of God’s ability to use us in our weakness is on full display in today’s episode. We get to hear from Tony Roberts who shares his powerful...
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137: MH Awareness Month with Boston Bachert

“If I had to guess…I’m not alone here in my struggle.” One of the ways our guest on today’s episode, Boston Bachert, connects with his audience is through his juggling, circus, illusion, and comedy performances. But...
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136: 10 ways your church can recognize Mental Health Awareness Month

In this episode, I had the pleasure of chatting with Tiffany Burns, a Certified Financial Coach dedicated to reshaping your financial narrative!   With an impressive track record of paying off $91,000 in debt within...
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135: Reaching Hurting Kids with Robert Crosby

Robert Crosby, PhD and Rev. Kayla Smith join us on today’s episode. As Executive Director and Associate Director, respectively, for Reach Hurting Kids Institute, Dr. Crosby and Pastor Kayla give insight into the power...
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134: Help…I’m Burnt Out. Now what?

There’s a recipe for burnout: It includes hopelessness, helplessness, and stress. Today, we’re digging into the nuances of each of these burnout signs, but we’re also discussing the keys to help along with resources...
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133: Spiritual First Aid: Training for Your Team with Jamie Aten, Kent Annan and Laura Howe

Jamie Aten, Ph.D. and Kent Annan, M.Div. join us on today’s episode to share about the ways Spiritual First Aid is making an impact around the world. The combined research and real-world experience from these two have...
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132: I’m not a counselor. Should I be counseling?

With a wide range of mental health issues affecting our communities, it can be challenging to know what your role is as a peer. If you don’t have a clinical degree, should you be a part of the equation of care? YES!...
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131: Becoming an Attuned Listener with Dr. Jackie Perry

Today, we welcome Dr. Jackie Perry to the podcast! Dr. Perry is a seasoned Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Supervisor, a Counseling Professor, and the Founder/President of The SoulWell Center, a non-profit...
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