Each month, we create and curate resources that focus around a particular theme that can help us grow as leaders and disciples. Share these resources with a small group or ministry team, or use them in your personal devotions.
Faith & Trauma
As we are emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, we all have some trauma to address. Some blog posts will help us faithfully understand the trauma of personal or communal experiences, from pregnancy loss to military combat. Others will address trauma responses such as shame or fear and how they impact the life of faith and faith communities. We will also share pertinent blog posts from our archives to enrich the conversation. The Book Hub on June 16th will be one more opportunity to engage the topic from different angles.
Suggestions for Use
To get the most out of these themes, consider:
- Invite members of your small group, staff, or board to read one of the articles and bring a key takeaway–and how it might apply in your context–to your next meeting or retreat.
- Try out one of the practices in person or via Zoom.
- Utilize the Book Hub videos (divided into short segments) for a workshop-style class related to the theme.
- Use these resources as part of your newsletter, sending out an article link with each week’s email blast, paired with a short reflection by a lay or ordained leader in your congregation.