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Creating A Circle of Care: the Church and the Mentally Ill
by Shirley H. Strobel

Creating a Circle of Caring: the Church and the Mentally Ill is a curriculum designed to sensitize adults in the church to the plight of those suffering from severe and persistent mental illness and their families.

The teaching sessions (12 one-hour or 6 two-hour sessions) build on a Biblical- based Theological Reflection, calling congregations to become the Body of Christ and minister to their suffering brothers and sisters.

To equip them for this service, the curriculum seeks to establish empathy with the mentally ill through use of extensive self-statements and a case study of a mother whose son suffers from schizophrenia. The second half of the curriculum focuses on what practical things churches do: developing friendships with persons who are mentally ill, integrating such persons into the life of the church, becoming an advocate for legislative measures that benefit and protect the mentally ill, and, finally, becoming a provider of rehabilitation services, such as housing and social clubs.

Price: $10

(For purchases of 10 or more, please contact office for discount information)

To order call 919-788-0801 or send an e-mail to