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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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130: How to Engage The Three Types of Care-Givers In Your Church

“Peer support feels like a hidden superpower of the church.” Today, we are exploring three roles of support you can offer your congregation. The best part is, those with lived experiences who attend and make up a...
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129: Integrating Behavioral Health and Faith with Dr. Karl Benzio

“God has a good comeback story for everyone.” Dr. Karl Benzio joins us on the podcast today with amazing insight into the “essence space” in the decision-making process. His unique integration of faith and science...
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128: 9 Follow-up options after a Mental Health Sunday

With 9 follow-up options that you can offer after Hosting a Mental Health Sunday, today we’re equipping churches for more than a Mental Health Sunday. Because care shouldn’t just happen in one message or one morning....
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127: Resources at the Intersection of Theology and Psychology with Michael Bräutigam

“The ultimate fulfillment, or the ultimate flourishing, happens only as we are really connecting with God.” Today, we welcome Michael Bräutigam, author and Director of the Melbourne Center for Theology and Psychology....
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126: When to Host A Mental Health Sunday

“We all have mental health.” With the unique vantage point of the church, what if we set up a space where mental health was talked about? What if we made space to bring the realities of our struggles to a loving God...
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125: Trauma Healing Institute with Rebecca Taguma

  “God wants the best for you and He has the best for you.” We’re grateful to welcome Rebecca Taguma, Executive Director of The Trauma Healing Institute with us today. As she shares the realities of trauma and how it...
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124: Tech tools that can help you strengthen your care ministry

Even though Care Ministry teams are not often known as being tech-savvy, there are a few strategic tools you can use to increase your capacity to serve. Tech tools can streamline processes and elevate the impact of...
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123: Navigating Your Unique Journey of Faith with Ines Franklin

“I need to tell my story because it reminds me of grace.” Meet Inés Franklin, Founder and President of Trochia Ministries, author of Uncharted: Navigating Your Unique Journey of Faith, and one of the teaching pastors...
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122: Shifting your focus from outreach to in-reach with Melissa Walker

“There were people who had needs inside of our church that I had been overlooking.” Just six months into a new care ministry role, Melissa felt like a failure. The Exec. team decided to shift the focus from external...
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121: What is Hope Made Strong and 5 Ways We Help You Build Your Care Ministry

After working for 15 years as a clinical mental health social worker, Laura Howe began to dream up what it could look like for church leaders to provide excellent support for their communities…without the burnout...
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120: Battling Isolation in a Front Stage World with Jimmy Dodd

“You need truthtellers in your life…even when it’s incredibly difficult.” In a world that is consumed with the “front stage,” or what is seen in ministry, it becomes increasingly important for us to maintain...
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119: How Do We Cultivating Authentic Hope with Danielle Strickland

It’s one thing to survive with hope barely. But it’s an entirely different thing to overflow with it! And it’s possible! Today, we get to hear from Danielle Strickland, founder of Boundless Communications Inc....
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