Care Ministry Training (2021)



Wednesdays, September 29 - November 24, 9:30-11:30 am 

In partnership with Beulah Gardens and CHAT (Center for Healthy Aging), we are excited to offer the Spiritual Care Series, an 8 week training course to equip you to care for someone, in particular, elders and seniors paying attention to their physical, relational, emotional, and spiritual needs. It is a video based course featuring experts in the field and will be facilitated by a team of seasoned practitioners including our own Paul Pearce (FBC), Mary Dickau (chaplain at Beulah Gardens), and others.  

Cost of Registration: $100 per person which includes a manual and access to training videos anytime afterwards. Financial subsidy available.  

Location: Beulah Gardens, Charles Bentall Building 3350 E 5th Ave. 
Or, if you are interested in participating online through zoom, please indicate on the registration. 

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Journey through Infertility and Miscarriage

Saturday, January 23, 9:30-11:00 am over Zoom

1 in 6 couples experience issues of infertility, and sometimes, miscarriage is part of the whole struggle and experience.   What are the emotions that come with infertility and/or miscarriage?  What are some of the questions of my identity, my role as husband or wife, and of God through this?  Throughout scripture, we see this theme of infertility or inability to conceive in our 'heroes' of faith.  What lessons of faith might arise from this journey?  Come and join us for this Caring Ministry seminar.  Hear some couples share their real life journey of infertility and miscarriage and know that you are not alone.  As well, learn ways that we can skilfully care for our friends and family who may be going through this. 


Wednesday-Friday, January 27, 28 & 29
9:30am - 12:00 noon
In-person, Pinder Hall

Caring for those who are nearing the end of life can be one of the most precious experiences.  We'll think through what it means to have a 'Good Death' and reflect Biblically on the End of Life.  We'll also briefly look at the health care system for someone nearing the end of life, the medical aspect, and most importantly, how we can care for and minister to someone emotionally and spiritually as they come close to the end of life.  Our aim and goal is to walk with someone so that they can reach the point where they can say, 'It is Well With my Soul'.

Care Friends Training 

Over 4 Saturdays Feb 6, 13, 20, & 27
9:30am - 12:00 noon
In-person, Pinder Hall

This is the foundational course for Caring that examines Biblical foundation, your caring style, self-awareness, active listening, feelings and emotions, visitation, grief, and self-care



Saturday, March 13, 9:30-11:00am over Zoom

We are seeing more and more of our loved ones exhibit signs of memory loss as they age.  This session will offer some basic medical understanding of what is happening to the mind, address some practical realities, and offer some ways to helpfully care for those who are exhibiting memory loss or dementia.  


Saturday, March 27, 9:30-11:00am over Zoom

Join us in this seminar as you will meet 3 individuals who will share their experience and story of losing a spouse.  We'll have some time for interaction, some Q&A, and create a safe space to share our own stories.  

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Sanctuary Course – Understanding Mental Health

Postponed to a future date due to church move.  

This course is a very well thought out video series with material that is researched and put together by Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries that looks at Mental Health from a psycho, social, spiritual, and biological/medical perspective.   This course will help you develop a way to understand Mental Health, the different types of mental health issues, the question of medication, the place of faith and spirituality, and how the community can be of help in wellness. 
Read more about the Sanctuary Course

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Friends not from FBC are welcomed to take part in any of the seminars or courses.  All in person classes will be held in Pinder Hall and will follow Covid19 safety measures.  There will be a limit of 8 participants for in-person classes.