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Companioning one another spiritually is one of the most important ministries of a faith community. It’s often referred to as “Pastoral Care,” which might imply that the Pastor should do all of the care. But ministry in congregations is meant to be shared between ordained and lay leaders.

This training has been created for non-ordained congregational leaders (usually lay leader and/or paid staff) who have been endorsed by other leaders in the congregation (the minister, or the board in lay-led congregations). It may also be used as a part of professional credentialing for non-ordained staff such as religious education or music professionals.

This free training is the pre-requisite for The Art of Spiritual Care: Spiritual Care Training for Congregational Leaders Part 2 . It is designed to be part of your discernment process.

In order to successfully complete this prerequisite training, you will need to:

  • go through the course materials
  • agree to the code of ethics
  • upload an endorsement (pdf of an email is fine) from your minister, board president, supervisor, mentor, or other person or body to whom you will be accountable as a lay spiritual care provider. Please do not email this separately — you will be able to do this as part of the training.¬†
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