How best can the local church serve women in crisis in this age of scandals and accusations? With years of experience and a plethora of stories, Bernie Lawrence and Ann Maree Goudzwaard have written Help[H]er: A Churchwide Response for Women in Crisis as a guide for churches looking for ways to serve women in crisis while maintaining the integrity of leaders and being sensitive to the needs of those helped. The stories shared include those of the women served, of church officers and pastors, as well as those of the women who have served as advocates for the women and helpers to the leaders in the Shepherdess Ministry of Christ Covenant Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. Bernie, a pastor, and Ann Maree, a trained counsellor, interweave their perspectives and advice to encourage those undertaking the call to help women in crisis within the local church. Then, generously, they provide tools they have developed to assist in starting such a ministry in any church.
9 Chapters, 168 pages. Order from the PCA Bookstore (Quantity discounts available)