This free 10-page article by Kelly and Michele O’Donnell will be quite helpful to Member Care folks, as well as administrative overseers in mission agencies and missions-focused churches. As usual, the O’Donnells have found a way to marry the “state of the art” in pastoral care with the best of the Bible. See the entire article by browsing to…,foxes,wolves,andflies

The “CHOPS Inventory,” at the end of this article, could become a new standard acronym for helping care-givers cover the grand circle of key areas of concern: Cultural, Crises, Historical, Human, Occupational, Organisational, Physical, Psychological, Support, and Spiritual. Great stuff. This last tool alone is worth browsing to the article.

Note that the article and some of the resources are available in several languages. (Thanks Kelly and Michele.)