A strategy for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions to mitigate acute stress in ministers who serve in catastrphic crises in Alabama

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A strategy for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions to mitigate acute stress in ministers who serve in catastrphic crises in Alabama
Author
Mark J Wakefield
Abstract
The purpose of the project in minstry is to equip its ministers to serve well and lead in ministering during a catastrophic crisis. This project develoepd a faith-based strategy to equip ministers with knowledge of crisis ministry and how it will affect them. The training offers information and skill sbaout caring for themsleves and others in crisis. During the immediate crisis response, the State Board of Missions provided intervention specialists to come alongside the ministers for support. When the effects of the stress seem to be hampering the minster's overall well-being the intervention specialist refers to mental health professionals for more definitive care. Followiong th eimmediate crisis minstry, the State Board of Missions offered pastoral care services and a retreat for the purpose of renewal and recovery in a group setting. The State Board of Missions also will make individual care available in that setting.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Jeanine C Bozeman
Language
English
Date
2015
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