Moses’ father-in-law said to him, ‘What you are doing is not good. You and the people with you will certainly wear yourselves out, for the thing is too heavy for you. You are not able to do it alone’” (Exod. 18:17–18 ESV).
If you enjoy pastoral care, or you struggle with it, you weren’t designed to do it alone (Eph. 4:11–12).
But realizing that doesn’t make your pastoral care responsibilities go away. And that’s why we created CareLeader.org.
What is CareLeader.org?
Think of the CareLeader website as your digital Jethro—helping you provide skillful and strategic pastoral care, while preventing you from burning out. We’ll show you how to equip the leaders in your church to provide effective care ministry, plus we’ll share pastoral care insights that have application for your:
- Lay leader training
- Care ministry event planning
Who is CareLeader.org for?
CareLeader is designed to help you whether you’re:
- Skilled at pastoral care
- Not gifted at pastoral care
- Curious about pastoral care, or …
- Overwhelmed by pastoral care
How will CareLeader.org help you?
If you visit this site once or twice a week, in time you’ll discover how to:
- Communicate more effectively in your preaching and counseling with people who are hurting
- Provide better-quality pastoral care to your congregation
- Become an even more effective servant leader
- Reduce your stress and workload by equipping lay leaders to offer informed care
- Implement outreach strategies that consistently draw hurting people to your church
A little background on your new father-in-law …
CareLeader is a ministry of Church Initiative. Church Initiative is a nonprofit, church-equipping ministry based in Wake Forest, NC. Its mission is to equip churches to help people who are hurting.
Over the past twenty-two years, Church Initiative has created resources like DivorceCare, GriefShare, DivorceCare for Kids, Single & Parenting, and other ministry tools. These programs are in nearly 20,000 churches around the world. In the course of creating those resources, Church Initiative has interviewed hundreds of pastors, counselors, psychologists, and other ministry professionals, as well as hundreds of people who’ve suffered various losses and dealt with intense struggles. Our team also has decades of experience training and supporting church leaders who offer our care ministry programs.
The CareLeader website draws pastoral care insights from Church Initiative’s archives and experience and shares them with you. Plus, many of those we’ve interviewed have volunteered to contribute regularly to the CareLeader.org. So the CareLeader website draws from a deep and diverse well of pastoral care wisdom to help you in your role as a pastor
So take the time to get to know your new father-in-law. He’s here to help.
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