All of us can support the purposes of the Presbytery Pastoral Care Network http://www.pastoralcarenetwork.org/ (see below) in fostering healthy congregations, families, and pastors/staff. Our own Salem member, the Rev. Steve McCutchan, has worked with great creativity and commitment to help produce the “Pastoral Care Toolbox” – A Resource for Presbytery Committees on Ministry and Pastors.
In addition to CoM and Pastors, I think all of us in Salem need to take a long look at the broad and helpful topics it covers (see the comprehensive subjects in the Table of Contents below). Some of these are in every sense of the word “life-saving” as they relate to the physical, spiritual, and emotional health of our congregations, pastors, and church staffs.
Take the time to download and print a copy of this for your church personnel committee or session. It will also help you understand how we may better support the work of our Committee on Ministry as it seeks to nourish health congregations, healthy families, and healthy leadership! Please read and put the ideas to work for the sake of our mission together….