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 grief, stress and anxiety in congregations after a tragedy through “Worship as Pastoral Care.” Grief is defined as an adaptation to unwanted change.

Here is the first of three sermons to provide to provide an example of “worship as pastoral care” to help my congregation in crisis.

1.3 – Sermon 04/19/20: It’s Only Friday … (remaining nonanxious in the midst of crisis)
Liturgy & Transcript: https://kinmundychurch.org/2020/04/sermon-04-19-20-easter/
Look within for links to Sermon audio … Sermon slides as a PDF file.

REFLECTION:
What in this sermon was helpful to you?
What was the human need or problem addressed in the message?
What was the solution suggested in the message?

The goal of this learning exercise is not to analyze the content of the sermon but to experience it and consider how you can use experiences from your own personal life or culture to help others respond in times of crisis in a helpful and healthy manner.

ASSIGNMENT QUESTION: (in the comments on Facebook)
What resources from your personal experiences, what you have read, or what resources do you have from your culture – stories, traditions, rituals – that would be helpful to your congregation in …

Remaining nonanxious in a crisis?
Dealing with the grief of an undesired change?
Dealing with panic and anxiety in a personal crisis?

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