The Unbroken Circle
The Unbroken Circle:
A Toolkit for Congregations around Illness, End of Life, and Grief
In The Unbroken Circle, the Duke Institute on Care at the End of Life and Rev. James L. Brooks provide today’s congregations with an inspiring, achievable vision for caring for people facing illness, end of life and grief. From leadership development and education to congregational care and worship, this book guides clergy and lay leaders in weaving end-of-life care into the fabric of congregational life. Abundant practical tips, examples, and resources provide congregations with tools to strengthen the way they care.
America’s demographics are changing as are the demands placed on congregations. Brooks shows how becoming an unbroken circle of care during illness, end of life and grief is a source of rejuvenation. Designed as an easy-to-use guide that addresses the needs of children and adults, The Unbroken Circle will help faith communities of all traditions rediscover what it means to offer hope through all the seasons of life.
Have you been using the Toolkit? Do you know of practices we should add?
Rev. James L. Brooks is executive director of Project Compassion in Chapel Hill, N.C., and director of leadership training for the National Support Team Network. Ordained in the United Church of Christ, he served as clinical manager for Big Bend Hospice in Tallahassee, Fla., and program director for Eastern Area Community Ministries in Louisville, Ky.