Build a Culture of Care
Invite Laura to speak at your next event or staff retreat, and shift from having burnt-out leaders and programs of care to resilient leaders building a culture of care.Let's Connect
"Laura’s workshop has given our staff practical steps to be aware of our stresses, anxieties and concerns. She has allowed us (given us permission) to see some of the weight that we feel as valid. It has given us language with which to speak to each other and those we serve with greater emotional intelligence and empathy."
Pastor of Family Ministries - NorthPark Community Church
I'm Laura Howe
I’m a mental health clinician and community development strategist for churches that want to care for their communities without burning out.
Supporting local church leaders to overcome and prevent burnout, create effective and sustainable care ministries, and be a beacon of hope for their community is what I love to do!
I believe that when church leaders are healthy and when congregations are healed and transformed, they are more able to fulfill the gospel mission.
My approach is ideal for leaders who:
- Are frustrated with the relentless demand from people, yet lay awake at night with concern for their people’s needs.
- Dream of being a place of hope for those who are suffering in their community, but don’t know where to start.
- See their team unraveling and facing burnout at rates never imagined, and are motivated to be an active part in creating sustainable transformational for their team.
I would be honored to be a speaker at your next event.Book Laura For Your Next Event
How We Can Best Partner:
Have confidence knowing that Laura values the team conversation over the content. Go deeper with best practice methods and content focused on engagement.
Whether it's live or pre-recorded engaging online can still be fun. Laura utilizing tech and strategies for participation your team will walk away inspired, connected, and with actionable tools.
With the perfect mix of connection and credibility, Laura engages the audience with practical strategies wrapped in lived experience.
Informative. Insightful. Practical. Fun.
Laura is a refreshing voice in the faith and mental health space; upbeat, practical with a strategic lens. If you are looking for resources to support your ministry leaders and congregation, Laura founder of Hope Made Strong is a go-to resource.Book Laura For Your Next Event
I have a better idea of the big picture - how care fits into the vision of our church, how I can partner with the other ministry areas in the church to provide care, how to streamline workflows that we already have in place and add new ones, the importance of training the congregation to see peer care as pastoral care too.
Care Ministry Administrative Assistant
I have really appreciated the opportunity to hear from others who are working in the same area of ministry that I am. The idea sharing has been very helpful.
Director of Congregational Care
It heightened my awareness of managing my own health and well being so I am better able to care for others. It was helpful and a good reminder of some key elements that will keep me healthy in ministry for the long term.
Finding Hope in Helping:
Strategies that build resilience and overcome exhaustion
Discover the difference between burnout and compassion fatigue as you reflect on the signs and symptoms you may have dismissed. Participants learn strategies to respond and support in the moment and integrate prevention strategies that build resilience.
Skills for Supporting Others
Build the capacity of your team to support those in your church and community. So often leaders are faced with situations and circumstances where they don't know how to respond. Learn boundaries, best-practice methods, and de-escalation techniques so your team has the confidence and competence to support your church and community.
Building a Strategic Care Ministry
Care ministry usually get's left behind when building your church's strategic plan. But yet, care is the ministry that engages your people, builds trust, and fosters community. Laura will inspire your leaders to look at care as a strategy to strengthen your church and make disciples. Practical tools like the Model of Care and identifying your church's three types of caregivers will catapult your church toward a strategic care ministry.
Building Cultures of Care rather Than Programs of Care
Culture strengthens resources whereas programs consume resources. Churches are often the first stop for someone who is experiencing mental health concerns, not medical professionals. Therefore it's key to build a culture of care rather than programs of care. Building a culture of care in your church allows people to find a community of hope rather than depend only on the pastoral staff for all of the caregiving. Learn 3 steps to building a sustainable care ministry through building a culture of care.