FBC Caring Ministry Training (2020)
Care Friends Training
This is the foundation of our caring ministry training conducted in an interactive group setting of 7-10 participants to foster teamwork, self-awareness, and reflective learning.
- Importance of Caring – Biblical and theological foundation.
- What makes me ‘me’ as a caregiver? How have my experiences shaped and formed me as a caregiver? Importance of self-awareness.
- Feelings and emotions – A window to our soul.
- Active Listening Skills I.
- Scripture and prayer in visitation and caring.
- Understanding grief.
- Experiencing the loss and death of a loved one.
- Boundaries, respect, dignity, when to refer.
- Self-care as a caregiver.
Care Friends Traning
Group D - January 22, 23 & 24 (Wed - Fri)
Group E - March 7, 14, 21 (Sat)
Group F - April 15, 16 &17 (Wed - Fri)
Group G - September 19, 26 & Oct 3 (Sat)
Care Minister I Training
Care Minister I builds upon the basic Care Friends Training and seeks to develop skills for higher levels of needs. This is also conducted in an interactive group setting of 7-10 participants with a similar format of self-awareness, reflective and experiential learning.
- Ministry of Presence. Active Listening Skills II
- Encountering common unhealthy emotions – anger/rage, bitterness, unforgiving spirit, jealousy.
- Some common illnesses – cancer, stroke, chronic pain, kidney failure/dialysis, gastro-intestinal issues, mobility issues.
- End of Life issues – helping someone come to terms with imminent death.
- Spiritual care – symbols, liturgy, and rituals.
- Intro to Stages of Faith.
- Faith and the spiritual life in times of hardship, setback, and suffering.
- Caring for Seniors. Nuances of aging.
Care Minister I TrAINING
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Group A - January 29, 30 & 31 (Wed-Fri)
Group B - May 30, June 6 & 13 (Sat)
Care Minister II Training
Care Minister II builds upon Care Minister I and seeks to develop further skills for higher levels of needs. This is also conducted in an interactive group setting of 7-10 participants with a similar format of self-awareness, reflective and experiential learning.
- Theology of suffering and disabilities.
- Personhood – what constitutes a person and why it matters.
- Disabilities – personal and/or caring for family members
- Dementia and Alzheimer’s – personal and/or caring for family members.
- Mental Health and Psychiatric Illness – basic overview. Schizophrenia, bi-polar, depression, suicide.
- When someone’s child has a serious health issue.
- Intro to Family systems theory. Divorce and Remarriage.
- Death and dying. Palliative Care. Dying Well.
- Assisted living and residential care.
- Caring for those who have experienced trauma.
Care Minister II TrAINING
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Group A - October 28, 29 & 30 (Wed-Fri)
Care Ministry Intensives
sanctuary course (understanding mental health)
8 sessions, 16 hours
Group A - Mon Feb 10, Wed Feb 12, Thu Feb 13 & Fri Feb 14 (9:00 am - 1:00 pm)
SPIRITUAL CARE SERIES (CARING FOR AGING SENIORS)
with Paul Pearce
8 sessions, 2.5 hours each
9:30am - 12:00pm
(Thursday mornings at Beaulah Gardens 2020 dates to be determined)
April 23, 30, May 6, 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11
PALLIATIVE AND END OF LIFE CARE
8 hrs, 2 days
9:00am - 1:00pm
Group A - Thu October 14 & Fri October 15
Group B - Sat November 14 & 21
For more information and registration, contact or call 604.683.8441.
Training opportunities are open to anyone. Joining the Caring Ministry Team will be a decision between you and Pastor John.