Church Worker Care Team Resources
Church Worker Care Teams (CWCTs) provide support and encouragement to church workers who serve their congregations. The CWCT webpage is a digital complement to our Church Worker Care Team Manual, designed to help care teams and their workers assess needs and locate helpful resources.
Resources for Each Kind of Well-being
Worker wellness has many components. Below, you’ll find suggested resources for every area of the Wellness Wheel (along with one additional category, “Congregational Well-being”).
Mental Health Resources | Concordia Plan Services
Kansas Christian Counselors List | LCMS Kansas District
Helpful Questions to Ask When Seeking a Counselor | LCMS Minnesota South District
“I Trust When Dark My Road: A Lutheran View of Depression” | Rev. Todd Peperkorn
Dealing with Pornography | Doxology
Surveys and Resolutions
Wellness Support Groups
The organizations below specialize in providing care to church workers in need of rest, refreshment, and/or healing.
GRACE PLACE WELLNESS
Grace Place Wellness is a preventative wellness ministry that seeks to positively impact the ministry of Christian congregations by encouraging workers in the church to lead the rich and full lives that Jesus intends for all of His children. Grace Place is a Recognized Service Organization of the LCMS.
Wellness Bibliography from Grace Place
Doxology provides training in advanced pastoral skills while offering ongoing spiritual care opportunities for pastors. Participants will be refreshed and equipped as a result of their participation in a program of soul care grounded in the Lutheran Confessions.
CHURCHES THAT HEAL
Churches That Heal is a digital resource designed to equip pastors and churches to handle issues of mental health in their communities through a biblical and psychologically sound plan of healing.
RUN HARD. REST WELL.
Run Hard, Rest Well consists of a team of experts who educate and advocate on the vital importance of rest. They equip people to embrace a pace and passion for work and rest that is transformative and sustainable.
CPS Employee Assistance Program (EAP): 1-800-327-4962 Suicide Hotline: 988
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is expanding. Dial “988” on any telephone in the state of Kansas and you will be connected with crisis mental health support. The Lifeline accepts calls from anyone who needs support for a suicidal, mental health and/or substance use crisis.