Have you ever walked into a situation with someone who is in need and wondered, “What do I say?” or “How do I pray?”
As we open our doors both for worship and ministry, I would like to invite members of Eastern Shore Chapel to join me in a Pastoral Care Training program offered through the School for Christian Faith and Leadership in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. This course is ideal for those interested in Lay Eucharistic Visitation, our healing prayer ministry, our Pastoral Care Response teams, or anyone seeking guidance to better care for others. If you have been trained in Stephen’s Ministry, this is a great refresher course.
This course will be offered on Zoom Monday evenings beginning Apr 19, from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, and will be taught by Rev. Joan Crittenden.
Over this six-week course learn the basic and advanced skills of pastoral care. Care for one another is a calling of the body of Christ. In this biblically grounded training, participants will explore a biblical model of care, basic and advanced skills of pastoral care, guidelines for home and hospital visitations, and the value of prayer.
- Week 1: Biblical Basis for Pastoral Care
- Week 2: Basic Skills for Caring
- Week 3: Advanced Skills for Caring
- Week 4: The Use of the Bible and Guidelines for Home Visitation
- Week 5: Pastoring in the Spirit
- Week 6: Caring for People in Crisis
The Rev. Joan Crittenden is a deacon in the Episcopal Church currently serving at Christ Church in LaPlata, MD and Christ Church in Wayside, MD, a volunteer chaplain at Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center and a palliative care chaplain at SagePoint Senior Living Services. She also serves as an end-of-life doula. Deacon Crittenden is on a mission to help prospective lay caregivers develop good pastoral care skills.