Caring Together is a study guide for carers. Every congregation is likely to have on average one carer for every ten worshippers but carers are a group whose specific needs many churches don’t address. This book suggests how a group to support them might be organised and offers a range of material for discussion and reflection.
The book will also be suitable for individual use by carers. It’s full of useful topics for personal reflection and ideas which will aid self-understanding. Those offering training in pastoral care will also find valuable resources here. To see a sample session click here.
Each Session is divided into three main sections. After a suggestion for an opening time of quiet, usually based around a well-known song, and a “gathering” activity, the first main section is called “Exploring”. A piece of writing describing at first hand the experience that is the topic for the day is read and then discussed. Then the “Reflecting” section follows a similar pattern with the discussion based on some comments by me on a relevant biblical passage. Finally “Learning” offers insights from a relevant theologian or psychologist for examination by the group. The Session ends with a suggested way of praying on the topic and a thought to go away with.
Copies of Caring Together can be purchased from me, at £9.99 a copy, by visiting my Wide Horizons website. (This site is accessible to those using as their browser Chrome or Forefox but not those using Internet Explorer). Postage is £1.50 for however many copies you buy (Books ordered from outside the UK will be sent Surface Mail). Alternatively send to me at 57 Chesterfield Rd, Epsom, KT19 9QR a cheque for £10.49 made payable to Chris Morley and I’ll send you a copy by return.
The book is available from the publishers, Kevin Mayhew. It costs £9.99 plus £3.75 postage. To purchase from the publisher, click here.