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Though often overlooked, there are stories, passages, and parables throughout the Bible that reveal, and specify in detail, what care entails and loves requires. Our acclaimed training materials delve into the Scriptures, unpack the stories, and underscore core biblical principles that are foundational to the Christian faith and all genuinely caring relationships.
Modules & Lessons
MODULE A – Reimagining Care – Knowing that people naturally default to ‘caring as the world cares,’ the first lesson focuses on reimagining care and distinguishing between secular expression of care and those that are distinctly Christian.
MODULE B – Reframing Care – "What you see is what you get." Understanding the purpose of trials and what it means to love as Jesus loved changes everything. Lessons 2, 3, and 4 focus on reframing care and shoring up God’s plan of care from a theological construct.
MODULE C – Retooling People – "What you know is what you do." To foster deeper connections and genuine caring relationships, it helps to be intentional. Lessons 5, 6, and 7 focus on retooling people by establishing new competencies to care in ways that show genuine compassion.
MODULE D – Reinforcing Spiritual Disciplines – "What you believe is how you care." As believers and followers of Jesus, let's make sure we are turning to and trusting in Him. Lessons 8, 9, and 10 concentrate on reinforcing key spiritual disciplines and bolstering people’s confidence to flex their spiritual muscles.
OTHER – Setting Specific Considerations – Training guides 11 and 12 supplement the Faith Fundamentals series and share information and insights specific to the care setting.
TESTIMONIAL: Though busy, we were wandering aimlessly and spread way too thin. You provided the structure and support we so desperately needed, and your resources stimulated many long-overdue conversations. You helped us become realistic and focused. Thanks to your training and coaching, our caring ministry is enjoying a new level of energy and greater substance.
While most believers genuinely want to care, they just don't know how. The point is, good intentions and good people are not enough. Without fundamental biblical training, church leaders, care team members, and churchgoers naturally do and say things that are inconsistent with Jesus' teachings and come across as uncaring.
Our lessons include the following types of resources
TRAINING GUIDES – Our training guides average eight pages in length and take 15-20 minutes for most people to read. The training guides are designed to provide sufficient content to address a topic, guiding Scriptures, concepts, and key principles.
LEADER TOOLS – The arrows icon is to suggest there are multiple directions you can go with care (e.g., caring for, caring about). Our leader tools offer suggestions to help you structure your ministry and facilitate the training.
CARE INSIGHTS – The lightbulb icon is to suggest these materials illuminate concepts introduced in the training guides. You might wish to use the Insights for continuing education purposes to reinforce the training and help keep the lessons ‘top of mind.’
NOTE - We provide digital access to our training guides, facilitator guides, and other resources. Sharing our resources in an electronic format provides you immediate access to the material, and eliminates shipping costs and the need to order and inventory materials.
TESTIMONIAL: Your training materials are outstanding, and the support we receive from our 'check-in' calls has been most encouraging and enlightening! Being able to bat around ideas and address our specific needs has enabled us to take our caring ministry to a whole new level. Your training, tools, and coaching have made all the difference!
Implementation & Support
We are committed to guiding you through the implementation process and helping ensure you achieve your goals and objectives.
On-Boarding Process - Upon receipt of your completed Care Partner Agreement, we schedule a one-hour orientation phone call. The purpose of the call is three-fold:
• To discuss your aspirations, challenges, and needs
• To familiarize you with our training materials and resources
• To share insights and help you layout a short-term plan
Best-Practice Approach - In regards to offering the training at your church, we advocate a best-practice approach to adult learning known as the 'flipped classroom' which foregoes lecture and fosters interaction. It is where, before participating in a class, people read an assigned training guide and are exposed to the material and concepts. That way, class time can be devoted to assimilating knowledge through discussion, elaboration, and experiential learning.
On-Going Support - We welcome the chance to connect as often as you'd like to. Connecting over the phone provides the opportunity to review and discuss your progress, address any questions, process ideas, talk through the merits of doing things one way or another. We strive to respond to all support requests within 24 hours (standard business days).