Do you feel the need to look at the issues that surround the subject of bereavement? Would you like to be better equipped to support those you serve? This course will help to sharpen the abilities and gifts you already have as well as develop new skills and resources to enhance this vitally important aspect of ministry. As pastoral caregivers we share with members of our corps, centres and communities significant life-changing experiences, perhaps none as challenging as when people journey through bereavement. What a privilege and responsibility we have to come alongside people at their time of need!
This course is open to all those who have a pastoral role with the bereaved. The course assumes some previous practical experience and offers a foundation level course that deals with a range of topics concerning bereavement in diverse circumstances. This course aims to equip you to give pastoral care with more understanding but is not designed to make you a bereavement counsellor.
Please note that attendance is not recommended within 12 months of a significant personal bereavement.
A commitment to attend the entire programme is vital to ensure the full benefit of the course.
12th – 15th March 2018
By the end of this course, delegates should be able to:
Jennie McCombe and visiting specialist speakers