Are you called to care?

Are you the one in a circle of friends that is always there for others? Does family rely on you for compassion? Do you sometimes wish you had more tools on hand when giving care?

The Fall 2017 Spiritual Care Visitor Program may be just right for you.

Open to people of all faith traditions, this training equips spiritual care visitors with skills for effectively and competently providing pastoral care to sick, lonely, stressed and grieving people. To be a Spiritual Care Visitor means that a person is trained to share in the responsibility of caring for the elderly, the home-bound, those in hospitals, those with catastrophic illness, the dying, always under the supervision of a faith leader or professional chaplain.

Students are recommended to the program by a clergy or professional chaplain, and in conjunction with that supervisor, determine a field education site for volunteering 2 hours each week during the course.

Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. for 10 weeks

September 9 through November 11, 2017

held at Redeemer Lutheran Church

139 E 1st St, Hinsdale, IL 60521

Snapshot of Course Topics
  • Active Listening
  • Faith, Sacrament, & Prayer
  • Wellness, Spirituality, & Theodicy
  • Ministry to the Cognitively Impaired
  • Psychological First Aid
  • Older Adults and the Home Bound
  • Addiction
  • Spiritual Screening/Assessment
  •  Advance Directives
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Serious Illness, Death, & Loss
By | 2017-03-08T11:25:13+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Education|2 Comments

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  1. Steven Dickens July 5, 2017 at 8:47 am - Reply

    Hello there!

    My name is Steven Dickens, a rostered minister of Word & Service (Deacon) of the ELCA. I am currently working for Hope Palliative & Hospice out of Palatine, IL.

    I was wondering if it would be possible for the place where I work to be a field education placement site. We have patients all througout Chicagoland in facilities and their own homes that students would be able to visit. I also run the bereavement program.

    Please get back to me and let me know if this is a possibility.


    – Deacon Steven Dickens

  2. Dorren Gertsen-Briand July 10, 2017 at 9:05 am - Reply

    I would very much like to participate in the fall class. How does one apply?

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