Older Adults: The Church Responds to Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of Older Adults – Safe Sanctuaries

Discipleship Resources - Real care on the part of congregations includes knowledge, advocacy, and appropriate action. Richard gentzler introduces these topics in the Foreword. Indicators of elder abuse * how churches are at risk * how churches can safeguard against abuse and exploitation of older adults * how congregations can care for the spiritual needs of nursing home residents, neglect, or the homebound * What individuals and churches can to do to prevent financial exploitation of older adults * Best practices for beginning a ministry with and for older adults * Basic procedures for safely operating ministries for older adults * Planning how to respond to allegations of abuse * Much more Learn how your church can recognize and respond to issues of abuse, persons in assisted living facilities, and exploitation of your oldest parishioners.

According to the aarp bulletin, each year 1 in 7 older Americans is victimized physically, emotionally, or financially. No church is immune from this reality. She addresses such topics as: * Types of abuse neglect, physical, psychological/emotional, sexual, financial * Spiritual abuse and neglect Dr. Don't let your church be part of the problem.

Older Adults: The Church Responds to Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of Older Adults - Safe Sanctuaries - Elder abuse can happen to any older person-- someone in your church, your neighbor, your loved one, even yourself -- and anywhere. Have you ever thought of older adults in your church as being vulnerable to exploitation, abuse, or neglect? The statistics are sobering. In this safe sanctuaries resource, joy thornburg Melton, offers valuable, an attorney and a former minister, practical advice to help churches reduce the possibilities for abuse and exploitation of elders.





Safe Sanctuaries: Reducing the Risk of Abuse in the Church for Children and Youth

Discipleship Resources - The only resource of Its Kind. 2-bestsellers-in-1! 10th anniversary edition of Safe Sanctuaries for children and youth Featuring updated and timely information about protecting young people from online predators.





Safe Sanctuaries in a Virtual World

Discipleship Resources - Safe sanctuaries in a virtual world is both timely and practical, covering topics such as copyright in the digital age the application of law to the life of the church the basics of ministry in a virtual world pornography obscenity. Technology now pervades our lives on almost every level; it is nearly inescapable and, as Melton and Foster point out, easily accessible and increasingly user-friendly and intuitive, streamlining the way we work and interact with one another and the world around us.

Safe sanctuaries in a virtual world, addresses the challenges of ministry that have arisen in the face of rapidly changing technology, the latest addition to the Safe Sanctuaries® series, sometimes referred to as the digital age.





Safe Sanctuaries for Ministers: Reducing the Risk of Abuse in the Church Safe Sanctuaries Safe Sanctuaries

Discipleship Resources - Melton understands the need to educate clergy concerning basics of ethical practice within their particular leadership role in the church. She also helps clergy become aware of the potential traps they face: isolation, improper self-care, and lack of accountability. Safe sanctuaries for ministers explores three large areas of special concern to clergy:-Counseling and the potential improprieties within the counseling relationship-Finances and the potential improprieties related to church finance-Sexuality and potential for sexual misconduct.

Melton writes not only for clergy, but also those who work with pastors, such as Staff-Parish Relations Committees or Church Relations Committees.





Safe Sanctuaries

Discipleship Resources - Following up on her two bestselling safe sanctuaries manuals Children and Youth, Joy Thornburg Melton now offers a DVD/video to use in training and in raising awareness in your congregation. The three key segments address the why and how of developing and implementing a policy to reduce the risk of abuse in your church, and provide a Reporting and Response Plan to implement in the event of an incident.

The dvd also includes an interview with Joy, stories from her experience working with churches, and forms.





Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others

HarperOne - Re-imagining some central stories from the religion she knows best, she takes heart in how often God chooses outsiders to teach insiders how out-of-bounds God really is. Throughout holy envy, taylor weaves together stories from the classroom with reflections on how her own spiritual journey has been complicated and renewed by connecting with people of other traditions—even those whose truths are quite different from hers.

The one constant in her odyssey is the sense that God is the one calling her to disown her version of God—a change that ultimately enriches her faith in other human beings and in God. Holy envy: finding god in the Faith of Others Hardcover - March 12, 2019. Barbara brown taylor continues her spiritual journey begun in Leaving Church of finding out what the world looks like after taking off her clergy collar.

Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others - In holy envy, she contemplates the myriad ways other people and traditions encounter the Transcendent, both by digging deeper into those traditions herself and by seeing them through her students’ eyes as she sets off with them on field trips to monasteries, temples, and mosques. Troubled and inspired by what she learns, Taylor returns to her own tradition for guidance, finding new meaning in old teachings that have too often been used to exclude religious strangers instead of embracing the divine challenges they present.

. New york times bestsellerthe renowned and beloved new york times bestselling author of An Altar in the World and Learning to Walk in the Dark recounts her moving discoveries of finding the sacred in unexpected places while teaching the world’s religions to undergraduates in rural Georgia, revealing how God delights in confounding our expectations.





Lay Servant Ministries, Participant's Book Basic Course

Discipleship Resources - We can all find a calling in one or more of these areas of ministry, " write the authors. The church depends upon its laity to carry out its mission and purpose. We're all called to proclaim God's wonder and works. A leader's Guide is also available. The basic course for lay servant Ministries guides you to discover your gifts of caring, leading and communicating and put them to use.

Completion of the Basic Course is required for Lay Servant certification. Answering the spiritual nudges to put faith in action and represent Christ in our daily lives present unique opportunities to serve God and neighbor. As unique as you and your spiritual gifts. I want to grow as a follower of Jesus and better understand how to use my gifts in ministry.

Lay Servant Ministries, Participant's Book Basic Course - . Many journeys of deepening faith and service in ministry have begun with this book and class. Sessions take you through thoughtful reflection on what it takes to make a congregation an outpost for mission and transformation and the role you can play - even if public speaking isn't your gift. Holy envy: finding god in the Faith of Others Hardcover - March 12, 2019.





The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict

Berrett-Koehler Publishers - New edition, revised and updated what if conflicts at home, as a result, conflicts at work, and conflicts in the world stem from the same root cause? What if we systematically misunderstand that cause? And what if, we systematically perpetuate the very problems we think we are trying to solve? Every day.

Through a moving story of parents who are struggling with their own children and with problems that have come to consume their lives, professional, we learn from once-bitter enemies the way to transform personal, and global conflicts, even when war is upon us. Holy envy: finding god in the Faith of Others Hardcover - March 12, 2019.

The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict - . The anatomy of Peace Resolving the Heart of Conflict. From the authors of leadership and Self-Deception comes an international bestseller that instills hope and inspires reconciliation.





Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again series_title

Nelson Books - What she discovered changed her--and it will change you too. Drawing on the best in recent scholarship and using her well-honed literary expertise, Evans examines some of our favorite Bible stories and possible interpretations, original poetry, retelling them through memoir, short stories, soliloquies, and even a short screenplay.

If the bible isn't a science book or an instruction manual, then what is it? What do people mean when they say the Bible is inspired? When Rachel Held Evans found herself asking these questions, she began a quest to better understand what the Bible is and how it is meant to be read. Undaunted by the bible's most difficult passages, Evans wrestles through the process of doubting, imagining, and debating Scripture's mysteries.

Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again series_title - Holy envy: finding god in the Faith of Others Hardcover - March 12, 2019. The bible, is not a static work but is a living, breathing, she discovers, captivating, and confounding book that is able to equip us to join God's loving and redemptive work in the world. The anatomy of Peace Resolving the Heart of Conflict.





Introducing the Missional Church: What It Is, Why It Matters, How to Become One Allelon Missional Series

Baker Books - The anatomy of Peace Resolving the Heart of Conflict. Many pastors and church leaders have heard the term "missional" but have only a vague idea of what it means, let alone why it might be important to them. But what does it actually mean? what does a missional church look like and how does it function? Two leading voices in the missional movement here provide an accessible introduction, showing readers how the movement developed, why it's important, and how churches can become more missional.

. Introducing the missional church demonstrates that ours is a post-Christian culture, making it necessary for church leaders to think like missionaries right here at home. The authors demonstrate that living missionally is about discerning and joining God's work in the world in order to be a witness to God's kingdom on earth.

Introducing the Missional Church: What It Is, Why It Matters, How to Become One Allelon Missional Series - Focusing on a process that allows a church to discern its unique way of being missional, it guides readers on a journey that will lead them to implement a new set of missional practices in their churches. Holy envy: finding god in the Faith of Others Hardcover - March 12, 2019.





What is Mission?

Fortress Press - Although christologically grounded, it works from within a Trinitarian understanding of the missio dei and recognizes the mutuality of the local/global dynamics of Christian mission. Part one addresses foundational and methodological questions; part two presents the seven major missiological themes evangelism, religious pluralism, justice, gospel and culture, ecology, violence and peacemaking, ecumenism; and part three addresses the nature of the relationship between the organized church and the missio dei mission of God.

Discussions of evangelism and social justice issues, as well as questions of religious pluralism, environmental issues, war and peace issues are included. Each chapter ends with study questions, making the text useful in congregational study group settings and in the classroom. This book fills the need for a single-volume introduction to the concept of Christian mission and the complex theological and practical issues revolving around it.

What is Mission? - Holy envy: finding god in the Faith of Others Hardcover - March 12, 2019. The anatomy of Peace Resolving the Heart of Conflict.