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 1.
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 Diocese of Chicago credit 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.