Care Calls: Tips for Providing Meaningful Help to Others in Crisis

During this time of “social distancing” and quarantine, we have to find new and creative ways to care for the body of Christ. One suggestion I’ve heard is to have a small group intentionally connect with everyone in the church or to be sure to check in on those most isolated. Much of what we train our Disaster Response Crisis Care Team to do in order to care for those affected by disaster can be translated well into “care calls” to those in need of support during this time. Below are several important things to keep in mind as you reach out to others with care during this time of crisis.

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Take Heart, God’s Beloved!

Some years back, I visited with a parent whose teenaged daughter had died amidst tragedy. As one might imagine, her heart was broken. Yet, I was surprised by her positive attitude. I asked her how she could be so positive under such painful circumstances. Her answer astonished me.

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