Community of Hope International Hosts Lay Care Giver Training at Trinity

By on October 5, 2017 in Uncategorized

This is an exciting announcement for Trinity Buckingham!

A Community of Hope 14-module Lay Pastoral Care Giver Training led by Matthew Simpson, Trinity’s Deacon in Formation, is being held in Trinity’s Faith Hall on Sunday afternoons from October 15th in 2017 through March 4th in 2018. 

Please contact the Matthew Simpson, Program Facilitator, at
or at 540-429-9172 for more information.

Here are the module topics —

October 15 – Benedictine Spirituality
October 22 – Theology of Pastoral Care
October 29 – Pastoral Identity
November 5 – Listening Skills
November 12 – Prayer, Christian meditation, and Silence
November 19 – Motivational Spiritual Gifts
December 3 – The Pastoral Visit & Boundaries
December 10 – Confidentiality, First Practice Visit, and Debriefing

December 17 – Understanding Family Systems
January 7 – Grief: Coping with Loss
January 21 – Second Practice Visit
January 28 – Care for the Caregiver
February 4 – Commitment to Ministry
February 24 and/or 25 – Closing Retreat – TBA
March 3 or 4 – Commissioning Service – TBA


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