Care Ministry

Training

Our training is based on and  grounded in the Word of God!

We provide the resources churches need to effectively train and equip people within your church to care well. Throughout the Bible are parables and passages that reveal core principles and important lessons about what caring entails and requires. The fundamentals of caring prescribed in the Bible are the subject of our training.

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Training modules include:

  • A Training Guide
  • A Facilitator Guide 
  • PowerPoint slides
  • Introductory video
  • Follow-up materials 
  • Exercises, surveys, and links to YouTube videos may also be included.

The materials associated with each module are available for download by authorized representatives of Care Partner churches. By offering our training resources electronically, we have eliminated the need to pre-order and inventory materials. Subscribers may share the Training Guides with people directly affiliated with their church in either print or electronic format.

T1. Caring Fundamentals Series

Our introductory training highlights Bible passages and parables which reveal core biblical principles, share important lessons, and provide clear direction that Christians need to:

  • Care in ways that align with Scripture and advance the mission of the church.
  • Overcome their natural tendencies, develop their skills, and grow in proficiency.
  • Experience that blessings that flow from Christian caring.    

NOTE: Our training guides are designed for people to read before attending a training class. By reading the material before participating in a training session, you can devote more time to discussing and elaborating on the content and application. It typically takes 15-30 minutes to read a training guide.  

The following is an outline of this nine-part series.

Lesson # & title 


 

Godly wisdom


 

Natural tendency


 

Core biblical principle


 

#1 - Growing thru Adversity

God dependency

Self-sufficiency

Faith matters

#2 - Loving People

People-orientation

Task-orientation

Caring is sacrificial

#3 - Being Attentive

Be aware & imitate Christ

Ignorance is bliss

Christians are called to action

#4 - Expressing Concern

Express compassion & praise

Give advice & try to "fix it"

God is the great comforter

#5 - Listening Well

Patience

Busyness

Caring is relational

#6 - Asking Questions

Inquire & wonder

Talk & share opinions

Encourage reflection

#7 - Sharing Scripture

Offer spiritual encouragement

Be friendly & kind

The Word of God nourishes

#8 - Experiencing Prayer

Have a prayer partner

Have a worldly plan

Share prayers from the heart

#9 - Discipling People

Discern & disciple

Do what's acceptable & easy 

Caring is discipling  (See video)

FREE Preview

Click below to preview of lesson #1 of our Caring Fundamentals series. We will send you an email that includes a link and password to access our T1-CF1. Growing Through Adversity training module.

T2. Inspiring Faith and Hope

Chances are we have all been in situations in which we wonder if anything we do or say will make a difference. In this training, we focus on faith and hope. Based on a quadrant model, we share key insights to help people distinguish when and how to extend care in ways to help bolster faith or to encourage them to find their hope in Jesus. (See video)

T3. Making Hospital Visits

For people who are making hospital visits, there is a lot to understand and consider. From navigating the environment to respecting a patient's dignity, and more, this training provides essential information and insights that Christians need to know.

T4. Making Residential Visits 

While we have all been in people’s homes, there is something quite different about visiting someone who is homebound. In this training, we share key information and insights to help ensure that Christians respect boundaries, respond appropriately to unexpected situations, and provide meaningful spiritual encouragement. 

T5. Caring Considerations Series

In-line with the Great Commandment, all of our training materials are applicable regardless of people's circumstances and challenges. We find there is an inherent danger in training people on the specific circumstances and challenges others may be facing. Namely, instead of loving on people and providing emotional support and spiritual encouragement, the tendency to focus on the issue, give advice and try to "fix-it." In this series - which is currently under development and scheduled for release in January 2018, we touch upon a few topical concerns for which people are frequently uncomfortable and unfamiliar. Moreover, we offer insights on issues that are frequently overlooked. This series will include training on the following:

Addictions & Pornography
Domestic Violence
End-of-Life & After Care
Incarceration & Re-Entry