Helping the community recover from the trauma from a disaster, together.
A tornado rips through your town leaving a swath of destruction. A flood forces people to climb onto roofs, waiting to be rescued. The public is gripped by the shocking footage…until a new headline gets their attention. Yet in the days, weeks, and months to follow, your community must face the aftermath associated with the trauma of disaster: business closings, loss of local industry, recession, high unemployment, and more. Growing Through Disaster shows faith communities how to come together to combat hopelessness and gain/regain financial strength. No matter the type of disaster, the authors’ vast experience in assisting communities through recovery can help lead your own community through the process of spiritually-rooted renewal and revitalization.
There is a six-session group study to assist pastors and others in facilitating discussion and focus on recovery strategies. The study offers Scripture-based hope and encouragement as a way for people to process trauma together in a safe place.