“MINISTRY IN TIMES OF ILLNESS AND LOSS”
Upcoming Training Dates:
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“Ministry in Times of Illness and Loss” is a two-part training course for spiritual caregivers. Intended primarily to train Lifeline Chaplaincy’s pastoral care volunteers, the course is open to all persons who have an interest in developing spiritual care skills. Men and women involved in ministry, church leadership, and helping professions such as medicine, nursing, counseling, and social work have found this training to be highly valuable in both their professional practice and their personal lives.
(formerly called “Creating a Healing Community”), is a 15-hour intensive workshop designed to equip beginning pastoral caregivers with basic skills and concepts that will enable them to provide competent spiritual support to patients and families dealing with serious illness and loss. Registration fee: $50.00, payable at the door.
Loss and Crisis
From Casual Visit to Spiritual Encounter
Perceptions and the Interpersonal Gap
Basic Listening Strategies and Communication Skills
Grief and Grieving
Self-care for the Pastoral Caregiver
Effective Hospital Ministry
(formerly called “Advanced Listening Skills) is a 7-hour seminar designed to equip experienced pastoral caregivers with advanced skills and concepts, which will enable them to provide an enhanced level of spiritual support to those in their care. Lifeline volunteers are required to complete Part 2 within one year of completing Part 1, and participants who are not Lifeline volunteers are encouraged to do the same. There is no registration fee for Part 2.
Listening For and Responding to Spiritual Injury and Distress
Story Listening in Pastoral Conversation
Personal Theology of Suffering and Loss