If you’ve not managed to catch it yet, here’s this week’s Faithroots Podcast to listen to or watch. We talk about how a church family collectively can experience a form of PTSD due to events in the life of the church.
Causes can include: loss and bereavement including death, the departure of longstanding members or the retirement of a pastor. Other causes might include division and splits, false accusation, abuse and serious sin.
A church that has suffered PTSD will see its culture and outlook affected. This might have an impact on tone and content in worship and teaching, relationships within the church and relationships with others.
Churches that have been through traumatic experiences may benefit from revitalisation.