It could be due to the rise in mental health issues, increasing stress, family breakdown, early discharge from hospital, isolation and loneliness, increases in chronic conditions and disabilities, and the growing requirements of our ageing population.
How can we ‘be care’ in our community? How can we as churches help our community in a tangible and meaningful way? How can we demonstrate God’s love, bring God’s hope, and provide people of peace and places of healing in our community?
‘Be Care’ workshop show us how we can add a health dimension to pastoral care to get greater outcomes for individuals, families, our church and our community. It requires more than our traditional reactive responses that provide support to people in times of crisis or acute need. It takes a proactive whole-of-life approach that promotes health and wellbeing of individuals, families and our community across the lifespan – from birth to death. Read more
Morning: Introducing Health and Pastoral Care Ministry
The morning sets the scene with sessions on:
Lunch – PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN
Afternoon: Using health practitioners to ‘Be Care’
The afternoon explores the benefits of, and processes to use health practitioners in your church. We will use Faith Community Nurses as the exemplar.
Morning tea and Afternoon tea provided (BYO LUNCH)