Those living in rural areas are often disadvantaged by the tyranny of distance. Coming to a capital city for training is not practical or financially viable for many living in communities where resources are no longer available.
This course encourages and trains members of your congregation to increase their skills in pastoral care.
In this 2 module course, we strive to come as close as we can to the way Jesus conducted his ministry by beginning with the story of those in pain or causing harm, through to relationship building and then moving towards radical, social and personal change.
Story Whispering is a model of pastoral training that helps people find wisdom within the stories they encounter.
Who are we? The Wisdom is in the Story
Applying the model to our situation, Clarifying Strategies for our situation
Critical factors in Visiting: Specific Visiting Locations
Basic issues in Pastoral Ministry, Listening skills, Integration
Both these modules are designed as six hour programs so that churches can use them to build strong teams of pastoral carers.