Create a Dementia Ministry for Your Church with This 5-Week Bible Study
Using scripture and personal stories from caregivers, Sanctuary in the Midst of Alzheimer's can be used as a 5 week-program to develop a caregiver ministry or be divided into sections for groups whose participants are simply seeking hope in their caregiving journey. Each separate curriculum addresses issues specific to: spousal caregivers, children caring for a parent, and those who want to know how to support a caregiver. Suitable for churches, assisted living facilities, senior centers, hospice organizations and support groups, Sanctuary in the Midst of Alzheimer's builds community while offering a safe environment for caregivers to find spiritual encouragement.
Congregations are uniquely positioned to provide support for people with dementia and their spouses. Yet, many pastors and congregations feel inadequate to provide the spiritual and emotional support needed. Sanctuary in the Midst of Alzheimer’s is an excellent resource for individuals and congregations who want to be in ministry with this growing population. It is more than a "how to" book; it is an avenue into the world of dementia where God's redemptive presence creates community and transforms both the care givers and those receiving the care. I highly recommend this resource to every pastor and local congregation!
~ Bishop (Retired) Kenneth L. Carder, author of Ministry with the Forgotten: Dementia through a Spiritual Lens (Abingdon Press, 2019)
Sanctuary in the Midst of Alzheimer’s is a much-needed guide for family members caring for their companion or parent. In the confusion and anxiety related to Alzheimer’s disease, there cannot be enough guidance for the caregiver. They suffer tremendously in their need to care for their loved one. Sanctuary in the Midst gives them the spiritual guidance needed. Caregivers, in times of stress, question many things, including their faith. This program helps caregivers get on track with their own spirituality while caring for their loved one. Excellent program, would recommend for any dementia caregiver.
~ Mary Finn
Director of Administrative Services
Alois Alzheimer Center, Cincinnati, Oh
"As someone who works with communities of all faiths on developing 'justice' ministries, I am constantly struck by how congregations miss the opportunity to connect their internal programming to their prophetic activities. "Sanctuary in the Midst of Alzheimer's" is a perfect example of how providing comfort to specific individuals can build the congregation's ministry to a hurting world."
~ Bee Moorhead
Executive Director, Texas Impact
April 12, 2019
A truly wonderful book. I ordered two. One for me and one for my Church as I know I am not the only spouse dealing with these issues. I don’t feel so alone anymore and am looking forward to seeing how Church feels about it. Thank you.
Omega Living, LLC
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