Grief Ministry

Free Faith-Based Resources Available on the Topic of Mental Wellness

The Lutheran Foundation has assembled a variety of materials specifically with church workers in mind, including Worship and Bible study materials, youth leader resources, church worker self-care resources, and links to a variety of national organizations that offer specialized resources for providing mental health support. These are accessible under the “Faith Resources—Church Resources” tab. Here… Read more »

Church & Mental Health Workshop

The Church and Mental Health Workshop is hosted by the congregations of the Aurora Circuit of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (Aurora Circuit) on Saturday, March 25, 2017. This event is open to all and will provide resources for congregations, pastors and our local communities who are looking for ways to help families navigate mental… Read more »

IN-CIRT Volunteers Serve at ESM

Volunteers from Indiana District’s Critical Incidence Response Team (In-CIRT) were requested in late January by Alicia Levitt, assistant principal at Emmanuel-St. Michael’s Lutheran School in Fort Wayne.  The school’s beloved preschool teacher, Michelle Wolfer, had died of cancer.  Mrs. Levitt asked specifically that comfort dogs come as well. We were able to arrange with Lutheran… Read more »

28 Members on the IN-CIRT Team

Sixteen lay leaders and eleven pastors earned national certification for Critical Incidence Stress Management (CISM) after two full days with Trainer Dennis Potter on November 14-15 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Indianapolis. These 28 members of the Indiana District are not only certified, but also have committed to serving on Indiana District’s Critical Incidence… Read more »

Grief Support

Do the issues of death and grief need extra attention in your congregation? Do you have a significant number of members who are hurting because of a death? Are your members simply not sure how or when to help the grieving Christian friends? Carol Ebeling, retired Hospice Director, Christian counselor, and grief author for CPH, is… Read more »