Welcome to this website which provides information about the book Caring Together, a study guide for carers. The best way to get a flavour of the course is to click on one of the sample sessions (Session Three – Failure, Session Nine – Growing through Pain).
You can find the book in its entirety on the author’s website “Wide Horizons” along with most of the pages on this site. The material on this site provides additional information to the course as published in the book and on the Wide Horizons website. Some of the material here only makes sense when used in conjunction with what’s in the course itself. If you don’t have a copy of the book, it is recommended that you transfer to this other site.
Every congregation is likely to have on average one carer for every ten worshippers but carers are a group whose specific needs many churches don’t address. This book suggests how a group to support them might be organised and offers a range of material for discussion and reflection.
In addition to those whose caring role is formally recognised, many worshippers will have parents who need caring for or will have taken on some responsibility for a neighbour or friend who need support or who are involved in pastoral care within the congregation. Anybody in this sort of situation will find the material in the book helpful, particularly if used in a group, though using it as basis for individual reflection will also be fruitful. Those offering training in pastoral care will also find valuable resources here.
To purchase a copy, click here.