After the initial transition to online church services, long-term ministry questions are now consuming your attention:
How will our church offer trauma-informed care and spiritual support to members who are experiencing job loss, death of loved ones, isolation, anxiety? Is our church financially sustainable throughout this crisis? Can I maintain this level of pastoral ministry without burning out?
These FREE tools will help you lead your church into greater effectiveness for God’s glory.
The American Bible Society equips churches and networks to host small groups, online and in person, using a Bible-based tool that invites individuals to find healing in the midst of their pain. Learn more about this unique healing ministry, access free resources, or attend a training on how to implement these groups in your church or network.
American Bible Society has served the U.S. Church for over 200 years. Your mission to bring God’s word to your communities is our heartbeat. During this unprecedented time we invite you to learn about Trauma Healing, one of our most exciting ministries that seeks to help every wounded heart experience healing in Christ through the Bible.
This unique ministry provides churches with a Bible-based tool, rooted in mental-health best practices, to help individuals work through their pain using God’s Word. See below for more information on the program and how to implement trauma healing in your church or network.
Download this overview of the Trauma Healing Program.
Learn more about the Trauma Healing Experience through this slide deck.
Visit beyonddisaster.bible to access our Bible-based crisis response resources.
We invite you to send representatives from your church or church network to an initial equipping session offered by the Trauma Healing Institute. Initial Equipping Sessions are for people who want to bring the trauma healing program to their church or church network and regularly offer trauma healing groups. This website is updated regularly with trainings to implement the program.Event Listings
Financial Health, an initiative of the National Association of Evangelicals, offers solutions for pastors and churches facing economic challenges. Here you will find free Assessment Surveys, Resources and Online Training courses for pastors and church leadership teams.
The Online Training courses are designed to help any pastor and church improve their financial health and cultivate a spirit of generosity in their congregation. Upon completion of some courses, pastors will receive Amazon gift cards of $100-250 (amount depending on the course). Learn more about the course offerings.Sign Up
The Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College has developed a robust resource section to encourage pastors who may feel discouraged, burnout or overwhelmed. The site includes video messages from pastors (such as Rick Warren), regular webinars, links to helpful articles, podcasts and counseling connections.Resilient Church Leadership Institute
The Humanitarian Disaster Institute created a Spiritual First Aid manual, online courses and more to help churches provide spiritual and emotional care to their members. Spiritual First Aid utilizes an easy-to-use BLESS Method, which takes the “guesswork” out of providing disaster spiritual and emotional care from home.Give Spiritual Support