Deacon Ministry

Resources

Deacon Insights offer brief inspiring thoughts on care-giving. Browse through some of the topics now.

Basin & Towel, a publication of Congregational Life Ministries, offers insights for the development of church leaders with practical and inspirational articles, interviews, and access to online bonus features. Find out more or subscribe to Basin & Towel.

Other resources

2011 National Older Adult Conference (NOAC) keynote presenters Curtis W. Dubble and David E. Fuchs, MD, tell the touching and powerful story of the Dubble family's experience making end-of-life decisions.
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End-of-life decision making

One of the most thoughtful things that can be done as a part of end-of-life planning is to provide notes for your memorial service or funeral. This example can be downloaded and modified to meet your congregation’s needs.

Video resource

2011 National Older Adult Conference (NOAC) keynote presenters Curtis W. Dubble and David E. Fuchs, MD, tell the touching and powerful story of the Dubble family's experience as Curtis' late wife Anna Mary suffered brain damage following a heart attack. Dubble and Fuchs speak frankly about the need for having and communicating advance directives, the importance of developing a strong support system of caregivers, and how crucial a life of faith and prayer is during difficult times.

Read more about the presentation.

The hour-long presentation is a helpful resource for individuals, families, deacons, and congregations as they explore end-of-life issues. The audio CD is $10.00 and the video DVD is $15.00.

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