We invite you to become a part of the Bishop Anderson House Spiritual Care Visitor Training Program!

Participants will gather for an innovative one-day retreat which will include a time of spiritual reflection, followed by workshops that will explore how to be an “active listener” and the particular concerns of providing spiritual care with those who are dying. Lunch will also be served.

The program will continue for six months as each participant will be offered a set of 7 online modules to take at his or her own pace. The online modules are recorded, live presentations by seasoned practitioners from a variety of disciplines.

An integral part of the program is completing 2 hours per week providing spiritual care in a self-selected site (a congregation, nursing home, or hospital are a few options). Participants are required to be supervised by their faith community leader or a professional in the field.

To facilitate further learning and growth, a monthly online-chat will be offered for participants to process the modules and to ask questions that may arise from spiritual care visits.

The next start date for the program will be in:

Rockford Illinois, May 4th, 2019, 10 to 4, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church,  412 N Church St, Rockford, IL 61103.

Our next sessions will be scheduled for Wrigleyville this summer, followed by a fall session in Peoria.

You are encouraged to complete an application online and provide a non-refundable application fee.  We will contact you shortly after it is reviewed. We appreciate your interest in the Spiritual Care Visitor Training Program!

For more information and questions, contact Matt Seeds at 312-563-4822 or mseeds@bishopandersonhouse.org.