VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/14/20)—Chaplains and ministers are on the forefront of spiritual care and pastoral ministry during a pandemic. No one person or agency can meet the needs of the millions who are affected by all the aspects of such a crisis. In “Ministry during Pandemic: From Awareness to Implementation,” Judson Press and the Rev. Dr. Naomi Kohatsu Paget offer a free and downloadable resource at www.judsonpress.com for ministry in these times.
What are the threats? What are the immediate needs? What are the spiritual questions? In this prescient, 80-page book—initially developed 10 years ago and now updated in light of the current historical moment—Judson Press author and board-certified chaplain Paget provides guidance for clergy in helping others navigate the complex issues raised by crisis, trauma, isolation and grief. The book also includes chapters on ethics and the healing power of ritual.
Download “Ministry during Pandemic” now and learn how to increase your awareness, make preparations and implement strategies for ministry, even (and especially) while ministering during stay-at-home mandates, self-quarantines, virtual worship and uncertain days ahead.
Paget is a fellow in the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and the National Center for Crisis Management as well as co-author of “The Work of the Chaplain” (Judson Press, 2006) and author of “Disaster Relief Chaplain.”
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