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NACOS 2.5 – Sermon 05/24/20: Understanding COVID in the context of Worden’s Four Tasks of Mourning

NACOS 2.5 – Sermon 05/24/20: Fear and Grief and Faith Topic #2: Addressing patterns of grief, stress and anxiety in congregations after a tragedy through “Worship as Pastoral Care.” Here is the second of three sermons to provide “worship as … Continue reading

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NACOS 2.4: Worden’s fourth task, which is to “Reinvest In the New Reality.”

NACOS 2.2: Worden’s second task, which is “Experience the pain of the loss”. Topic #2: Recognizing patterns of grief in congregations and cultures utilizing William Worden’s Four Tasks of Mourning. Grief is defined as an adaptation to unwanted change. 2.4 … Continue reading

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NACOS 2.3: Worden’s third task, which is to “Adjust to Life Without.”

NACOS 2.3: Worden’s third task, which is to “Adjust to Life Without.” Topic #2: Recognizing patterns of grief in congregations and cultures utilizing William Worden’s Four Tasks of Mourning. Grief is defined as an adaptation to unwanted change. 2.3 Using … Continue reading

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NACOS 2.2: Worden’s second task, which is “Experience the pain of the loss.”

NACOS 2.2: Worden’s second task, which is “Experience the pain of the loss.” Topic #2: Recognizing patterns of grief in congregations and cultures utilizing William Worden’s Four Tasks of Mourning. Grief is defined as an adaptation to unwanted change. 2.2 … Continue reading

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NACOS 2.1: Worden’s first task, which is to “Accept the Reality of the Loss.”

NACOS 2.1: Worden’s first task, which is to “Accept the Reality of the Loss.” Topic #2: Recognizing patterns of grief in congregations and cultures utilizing William Worden’s Four Tasks of Mourning. Grief is defined as an adaptation to unwanted change. … Continue reading

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NACOS 1.3 – Sermon 04/19/20: It’s Only Friday … (remaining nonanxious in the midst of crisis)

NACOS 1.3 – Sermon 04/19/20: It’s Only Friday … (remaining nonanxious in the midst of crisis) Topic #1: Recognizing patterns of grief in congregations and cultures after a tragedy.Grief is defined as an adaptation to unwanted change. Addressing patterns of … Continue reading

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NACOS 1.2 Understanding congregational loss.

NACOS 1.2 Understanding congregational loss. Topic #1: Recognizing patterns of grief in congregations and cultures after a tragedy.Grief is defined as an adaptation to unwanted change. QUOTE: Congregations also have losses because congregations function like extended families. Congregations experience changes which … Continue reading

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NACOS 1.1 Understanding personal loss.

NACOS 1.1 Understanding personal loss. Topic #1: Recognizing patterns of grief in congregations and cultures after a tragedy.Grief is defined as an adaptation to unwanted change. QUOTE: Grief is always a response to loss, but the loss is not always the … Continue reading

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NACOS 0.4 PREFACE: The agenda for our Zoom discussion on Sunday, Dec 13, 1-4 pm.

NACOS 0.4 PREFACEThe agenda for our Zoom discussion on Sunday, Dec 13, 1-4 pm(Followed by closing worship) David O Kueker – Recognizing Patterns in Congregational Life Regarding Grief, Change, Conflict and COVID. This live session will cover three topics related … Continue reading

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NACOS 0.3 PREFACE: “Mental Models.”

NACOS 0.3 PREFACE: “Mental Models.”A word on the educational method … Mental models are tools to understand the raw data of a complex system. Example:A satellite map provides a picture of reality. Raw data. If we overlay that reality with … Continue reading

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