The Courageous Community

A movement of leaders building resiliency for a lifetime of leadership as they respond with compassion in the face of disasters.

Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. Isaiah 43:1-2

Research shows:
One of the most effective ways to prevent Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, Compassion Fatigue, and Survivor Guilt due to the shock of a natural disaster is to be in community with people who understand the day to day pressures and realities of recovery work.

Pastors and deacons, in particular, are vulnerable to long-term impact following the intensity of spiritual, emotional, and physical needs that result from the pressures they face as public Christian leaders. Every leader has different needs yet experience has taught us that the faster first-responding caregivers can engage in safe communities, the more likely they are to emerge stronger after the disaster.

Join The Courageous Community!

It is a sign of strength to join The Courageous Community, where we acknowledge that our faith deepens and our leadership expands through connections, conversations, and care.

LEAD is developing a spectrum of ways for pastors and deacons to connect with one another and with professionals to journey together through the recovery process. Both online and face to face options will be available. More detailed information will be available within the next 7 – 10 days.

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