The Bible is clear in its instruction that the body of Christ is to care for those who might need support. Too often, though, this privilege is thought to be the sole responsibility of church staff. This course is intended for lay volunteers who have a heart for providing pastoral care. It covers five different talking points relating to supporting caregivers, widows and widowers, grief support, people with disabilities, and general visitations. The course also will provide crucial information on safety, confidentiality, and HIPAA. You will be equipped with learning and caring skills to provide this vital ministry and fulfill Jesus’s commandment to “Love one another.”
Learners are required to obtain these books: Care and Visitation Ministry: Equipping You To Serve & Listening & Caring Skills: A Guide for Groups and Leaders by John Savage
This course is worth 1 CEU.
Number of weeks: 6
Required books: Yes
Certification or Series: No
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About the Instructor
Beginning as a volunteer, Harriet Wilkin’s early ministry revolved around Christian program development for children, youth, and young adults. This led to paid staff positions in churches and since July 2015, she has been appointed a licensed local pastor.
Harriet has two bachelor’s degrees and a Master of Divinity degree. Her Bachelor of Science degree is in business administration/ management and her Bachelor of Arts degree is in critical communications. In 2015 Harriet completed her Master of Divinity degree at Claremont School of Theology.
Harriet continues to be an advocate for people with disabilities, caregivers, first responders, veterans, and their families. Connect with Harriet on her website by clicking this link.