When my father experienced signs of dementia, I did almost everything wrong. I corrected him, I tried to reason with him, and I got impatient with him. It wasn't that I didn't want to support and care, I simply didn't know how. If I had known what I know today, I could have been such a better support to my mom and my father. It is possible to learn how to care for one another better. To that end, we are offering three Care Ministry Courses (Care Friends, Care Minister I, Care Minister II ) and we are excited to offer a full slate of them for 2020 at multiple times throughout the year and in different formats to accommodate as many people as possible. As well, we've added three "Intensives"; special focus classes - Sanctuary Course (Mental Health and Faith), Caring for Seniors, and End of Life Care. Read more on our Care Training page.
I have been tremendously blessed every time I facilitated one of these courses. Here are some feedback and comments from previous participants:
- The material was effectively organized. It helped me to gain insight into the topic.
- Instructor provided an appropriate balance between instruction and sharing of individual learners’ personal experiences.
- It was amazing how quickly we bonded as a group. Being brothers and sisters in Christ was instantly felt.
- Everyone should go through something like this...
The first step is to sign up for Care Friends. After that, the order in which you take the other ones is not so crucial. Everyone is welcome to attend and there is no obligation to be involved in the Caring Ministry of FBC. Come and let us grow together in the area of caring for one another. "By this", Jesus said, "the world shall know that you are my disciples if you love (and care for) one another." (John 13:35).
Minister of Congregational Care
For more information and registration, contact or call 604.683.8441.