following items are included in the HopeKeepers
Start Up Kit
So You Want to Start a Chronic Illness
Copies of When
Chronic Illness Enters Your Life Bible
You Want to Start a Chronic Illness/Pain
This 70-page manual will lead you through
everything you need to know to have
a more effective outreach to people
who live with chronic illness or pain.
It's designed with symbols and in an
easy-to-read format; it also includes
over 65 personal anecdotes from people
HopeKeepers Group Binder has a lot of
information about starting a group, articles
and more. Some ofthe info is below:
quiz to see if your current chronic
illness ministry is effective and meeting
the needs of people in your church, as
well as outreaching to people in pain
that are not within the church.
A checklist to plan the steps of
your chronic illness/pain ministry and
evaluate how you are doing.
flyer (on a disk)
HopeKeeper sign (on a disk)
HopeKeeper sign up sheet (on a disk)
Things to know about small groups
Ice breaker questions
HopeKeeper registration form
Sample Name Tags
Church newsletter columns. These columns
come on a disk and can be just dropped
right into your church newsletter.
- What to Say to a Hurting Friend
- How to Help: Beyond Casseroles!
- Hospital Visits: What do You Talk About?
- When the Thorn Becomes a Rose &
sketches: A great way to introduce
this issues of chronic illness into your
church, these skits can easily be adapted
to compliment your sermon topic.
- Handicapped Parking
- You Look Great!
- Alternative Treatments
- Head of the Household
- Spiritual Questions (Comes on a disk)
release about the group and ministry for
release about Rest Ministries, Inc.
About Rest Ministries
5-minutes DVD is a nice way to introduce
your church's leadership team to Rest
Ministries and a HopeKeepers group (we
visit one on the DVD!) as well as let
other group members of HopeKeepers know
more about this national organization.
to post around your church or health club
to advertise your HopeKeepers group.
Can't I Make People Understand? Book
Can't I Make People Understand? Discovering
the Validation Those with Chronic Illness
Seek & Why
one get's it!" we all exclaim at
one time or another. But if you feel this
way on a regular basis you may be in trouble!
This book gives you unique insight into
why you crave the understanding of those
around you when you are suffering.
Preparing for Chronic Illness Pain
add your group's information with a label
on the back and give them to all your
group members to distribute to people
who may be interested in attending!
balloons can cheer up a meeting or
are a great addition to an exhibit table.
for Chronic Illness/Pain Ministry
of Lisa Copen's presentations about starting
a chronic illness ministry.
Tracts, Bookmarks, etc.
Pack of 75- $8.00
Rest Ministries "basic brochure"
that shares about the ministry, HopeKeepers
groups, HopeKeepers Magazine and more.
Be sure to add a sticker with YOUR HopeKeepers
groups LOCAL information!
of over 1000 health and illness related
resources, includes many Christian &
ministry organizations, contacts, and
materials. (Over 80 pages printed; works
with any IBM, easy to sort and search.
Laminated Resource Sheet
8.5 x 11 inch laminated HopeKeeper
resource sheet is a must for any
HopeKeepers leader or small group
faciliator that needs ideas for
their chronic illness/pain support
includes Chronic illness facts,
10 ways to publicize your group,
ice breakers, how to create an inviting
environment, how to get the church
involved, how to show your group
you care and much more
When a pastor receives a call about
the recent diagnosis of one of his
church members, where does he turn
to gain insight into the illness?
This is a quick reference so he
can counsel more specifically.