This short course, Pastorally Caring in Your Community (PCiYC), aims to build a foundation to grow churches as supportive communities that will encourage others to join. While most of us are caring and welcoming, many are unaware of actions and words that can cause others to feel excluded or not valued. The course of 4 sessions, each of 3-4 hours, builds participants’ understanding and skills gradually, providing an opportunity for them to use what they have learned in their daily interactions, whether at home, work, school, in the community, at church or at social and sports clubs: everywhere, in fact.
To embed learning in the daily lives and ministries of participants, each session concludes with Skills Practice using real scenarios from various ministries and activities, such as Small Groups, Welcomers, Mainly Music, Parish Visiting, Aged Care Ministry and Hospital Visiting. Participants are encouraged to participate in a variety of these scenarios to widen their experience and understanding.
This course is a good opportunity to refresh the skills and information gained at previous Pastoral Care training courses; however, it goes further and guides participants in ways of being an open generously hospitable community where members and visitors are accepted and respected and made most welcome.
Because building up the body of Christ within the Anglican Church is of great importance to our Diocese, this course is provided at a minimal cost of $20 to Anglicans ($50 for others).
Those who complete the course will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
The Facilitator, Ann Shepperson, was the Pastoral Care Coordinator for the Sunshine Coast University Hospital.
If you would like to know more about this course, both Rosie Day and June Nicholson have completed it, so please talk to them.
The course will run on Wednesdays 4, 11, 25 September and 2 October, 1.30pm-5pm (including tea break) at St Andrew’s.
To register, please call our office on 5491 1866 or firstname.lastname@example.org.