Tool: Seek a Restorative Path

Seeking a restorative path requires awareness, self-reflection, and creativity. The questions may provide directions from which to approach, and continue in the journey of restoration and healing.



“Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence” – Henry David Thoreau.


Ways in which you can do this:

  • Love one another in Christ has called us*
  • Be aware of the relationship between your congregation and your community
  • Partner with others in your context, in other faith communities, and in your community at large
  • Imagine the vision of wholeness and health for you, veterans, your congregation and your community.
  • Explore new opportunities for ministry (think outside the box)

* Other faith traditions may use their own doctrines of interconnectedness or love.

If trauma, conflict or injustice is recognized as need within the veterans’ ministry team or congregation the following tools can assist in navigation.






Congregational Resources