When the Church Stops Caring

by Beth Murray



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/20/2005

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.25
Page Count : 142
ISBN : 9781412053884
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 1
ISBN : 9781412234320

About the Book

Have you ever been involved in church and not felt cared for? Have you been frustrated by the apparent lack of love and concern within the church community? Come on an investigative journey into the world of Christian care. Beth Murray takes an indepth look at the crisis of care ministries in the church. She defines care, looks into reclaiming "Christian hospitality," examines issues of cultural relevance and pulls out four levels of care as defined in scripture. Building on these four levels, Murray presents ways to build care, love, and concern into the Christian community. This is a transformational work regarding the need to resurrect and revamp how we do "care" in the church. Murray combines humour, inspiration, Biblical scholarship, psychological principles and a caring lens to address the present crises related to care in the North American church. The book is engaging, challenging and provocative--hopefully it will prompt life change in how you view God, yourself, family, friends, strangers and the body of Christ--the Christian church.

About the Author

Beth Murray is the founder of Fresh Hope Counselling and the former Director of Care Ministries at Beulah Alliance Church in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She is an accredited member of the Clergy with the Christian and Missionary Alliance of Canada (not presently employed in ministry) and is a graduate of Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky ( M.A. in counselling). Murray operates a private practice in counselling where she specializes in eating disorders. She is a Registered Psychologist in the province of Alberta, a sought after retreat speaker and conference presenter. She is married with four children and two grandchildren, and an avid fan of comedy, coffeeing with friends, and chocolate!