Fall Spiritual Care Visitor Training

We are pleased to partner with St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Glen Ellyn to offer Spiritual Care Visitor Training September 8 through November 10, 2018. The course will be held consecutive Saturday mornings, 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon; application period is open now through August 11.

Spiritual Care Visitor Training is open to all who wish to add more tools to their pastoral care skills toolbox. You will be exposed to the Active Listening technique that will change how you communicate with others forever. Learn how to better understand the cognitively impaired and elderly, and get valuable skills in assisting with those who are facing death and those who will grieve their loss.

After 10 weeks of course work and weekly 2 hour volunteer work at a field site, you will be well prepared to serve in your congregation and community. You will develop a comfort level and ability to be a ministry of presence and peace whether you visit people in a medical facility or in their homes.

Tuition is $325, plus an additional non-refundable $50 for the Oxford Document background check. Clergy or professional chaplains must sign the application and supervise each student during the course. Students select their own field site for volunteer work during the training.  Click for brochure.

BAH Application for Enrollment - Spiritual Care Visitor Training Fall 2018

  • Application MUST be received by August 11, 2018 in order for background checks to be completed.
  • Training Session

    St Mark's, Glen Ellyn, IL
  • Spiritual Information

    You can either submit your essay by typing it in below or attaching a file below.
  • Please write a brief essay (typed, 1-2 pages) addressing the following: • Describe the ministry you are associated with or primarily interested in pursuing. • What skills do you perceive that you possess as an outgrowth of your life experience and how would you like to utilize them in spiritual care? • How will your training as a volunteer spiritual care visitor contribute to your community? • If you’ve had the experience of making spiritual care visits, please tell us about a visit.
  • Accepted file types: pdf, docx, doc.
  • What's Next:

  • Electronic Signatures

  • By signing, this person is endorsing the applicant for ministry and believes s/he has the gifts and graces to be a volunteer spiritual care visitor.
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  1. Claudette Ellstrand January 30, 2018 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    What a wonderful mission! I will be applying soon!

    -Claudette Ellstrand

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