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Empowering the Laity for Pastoral Care

Do you feel God calling you into a new ministry to be the hands, feet, and listening ears for a broken world?  Are you ready for a new commitment to your faith and in service to others?

Training to be a Community of Hope Lay Chaplain

A 12 week training for Community of Hope lay chaplains begins in October 2020. Community of Hope (COH) is a pastoral care model based on Benedictine Spirituality. The program builds a community of caregivers who are united in prayer and worship and shaped by the common practices and ethos of the Rule of Benedict. COH equips and deploys lay chaplains to meet the varied pastoral needs in the broader community: loss, grief, illness, aging, life transition, loneliness, to name a few.

When: Fall session:  weekly Oct 15– Nov. 19, 2020   Thursday evenings from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Winter session:   weekly Jan 7- Feb 11 2021        Thursday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

How to Learn More:  Contact Steve Bartlett, COH training facilitator.

A completed Safeguarding God’s People volunteer application is required to reserve your spot. Please contact Steve Bartlett to receive a link to the application. Applications will be reviewed in early September when Rev. Elizabeth Roles is back from sabbatical leave.

Community of Hope is a pastoral care model based on Benedictine spirituality. The program builds a community of caregivers who are united in prayer and worship and shaped by the common practices and ethos of the Rule of Benedict. Parishes all over the country have implemented this program to equip and deploy lay ministers to meet the varied pastoral needs in their communities: loss, grief, aging, life transitions, loneliness…to name a few.

The training modules are a rich time of exploration and team building and will be led by parishioners, clergy, and experts in the field. If you’ve been looking for a way to serve at Saint Barnabas, maybe Community of Hope is for you. Learn More about Community of Hope.

Contact Steve Bartlett.