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Spiritual Care Ministry for Seniors

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Starting January 24th, SDBC will be hosting an eight-week workshop for anyone interested in learning about and providing ongoing spiritual care to an aging population. 

This workshop has been a successful series over the past 5 years in helping lay people to care for aging parents, friends, and family as they face their aging journey. It is a very practical approach in caring for people. This is a great opportunity to act missionally with seniors to show them the love of Jesus by reaching out and helping.

Gerard and Donna van Dop will be the facilitators for these eight two-hour sessions which will use media and workbooks. Donna and Gerard are highly trained nurses who have vast experience dealing with aging issues. Session topics include: Understanding the Aging Journey; Spirituality in Aging; Good Communication; The Power of Storytelling; Dementia; A New Home and a New Life; Loss, Grief, Death and Dying; Roles, Boundaries and Self-Care.

This series comes to us from our Fellowship of Baptist Churches. I have reviewed the materials and find them to be very insightful and of high value in dealing with all kinds of relationships. The material is designed for anyone who is either aging themselves, or who have family members who face their own aging journey. The workshop will give you tools to equip yourself in making a meaningful difference in people's lives and will provide us with a significant opportunity to receive information that will one day be highly valued by those who attend.

This Spiritual Care Workshop will be held on Thursday evenings, starting January 24th, from 6:30-8:30PM, and will run until March 14th. The cost is $20 and includes a participant workbook. If you are interested in attending, please register here before January 20th. Registration forms will also be available at the Connect Desk. 

Please join us by signing up today. Space is limited.

Posted by Rick Burdett