Redundancy - it's not a word we like to hear, especially when we are the one being made redundant. Unfortunately it is a word that we will hear more often as the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic play out over coming months.
Many people will turn to their Pastor for support. Some will feel more prepared to offer that support than others. It might help to think of it this way - the provision of pastoral care during employment crises mirrors the general principles for crisis-response pastoral care.
Pastoral Guidelines for Redundancy Support aims to help Pastors support redundant congregation members impacted by COVID-19.
The national church also has access to people who can support Pastors in this crucial pastoral response.