This training provides the scriptural foundation for the Care Ministry. Emphasis is placed on specific Scriptures and biblical examples to underscore the need to rely on our God-given giftedness and the guidance of the Holy Spirit to empower us to help others.
This training is designed to help Care Ministry mentors make the difficult decisions as to when to share information and when to keep information in confidence.
This training is designed to help Care Ministry mentors realize that God has created us as unique individuals, with different personalities, perspectives, ways of thinking, and life experiences. It is important for us to realize that each of us has strengths and weaknesses. We must understand how valuable we really are in the sight of God, and how much value we have in His Kingdom.
This training is designed to help the participants understand the concept of “deep listening” and how it goes beyond “active listening.” It is also designed to help the participants look beyond mere words, and even body language, and try to understand what is really going on in the depths of a person’s soul, especially as they struggle with agonizing life experiences such as the loss of a loved one, a painful divorce, serious illness, etc.
This training is designed to help the participants understand how crises arise and what to do with them when they come. (Remember: everyone experiences crises.) Once a person understands the dynamics of crisis, a little bit about the person they are working with and the principal of personal empowerment through lending strength, crises can be viewed not so much as something to be feared, but opportunities for physical, emotional, social and spiritual growth.
This training is designed to help the person ministering to one who is struggling with a situation in life where they feel defeated, knocked down and unable to believe in themselves or God.
This training is designed to help the person ministering to one who is struggling with a situation in life where they feel defeated, knocked down, and unable to believe in themselves or God. Part two.
This training is designed to help Care Ministry mentors decide whether or not divulging personal information will help or hinder the “helping” relationship. Will it help the person feel better about himself/herself, or will it make them think less of me? Does the personal revelation take the focus off the person to be helped and place it where it shouldn’t be – on me? To reveal or not to reveal, that is the question.
This training is designed to give referral information to Care Ministry mentors so that they can give additional resources to those with whom they are working. This includes other ministries in the church, and agencies in the community that may be able to help the individual in their present situation.
This training is designed to help Care Ministry mentors understand where a person is in their life journey. It also teaches us to help others clarify decisions they are making concerning their health, well-being, relationships with God and others, and even their seeking of service to Jesus Christ.
This training provides the scriptural foundation for evangelism. Emphasis is placed on specific Scriptures and biblical examples to simplify how we can “give an answer for the hope that lies within us.” This will help non-believers understand exactly how New Testament Christians responded to the Good News and came to have a saving faith in Jesus.
Once the Care Ministry mentor has made it through the core training sessions designed to use his/her life experiences to honor Jesus Christ and help others, this training is designed to sharpen those skills so that he/she will feel more comfortable when they begin to talk to someone about their life’s struggles. It is also a reminder to strive to hone both skills and focus so that we never forget that what we do is to serve our Lord Jesus Christ, and let Him open our hearts and lives to others he has brought to us.