We do a number of trainings that are shorter in duration. Commonly, they are 8-12 hours total time, normally spread over two or three days (such as consecutive Saturdays). The training varies based on the needs. It can be for Lay-Pastoral Care program in a church, or Introduction to Hospital Visitation Ministry, or Minister Upgrade (Such as in the Minister Heartlink Program).
Some of the activities/training tied to the short course can include (depending on the specific needs of the group):\
- Introduction to Pastoral Care
- Myth of the Super Pastor
- Color Your World
- Therapeutic Communication
- Initial Pastoral Visit
- Boundaries and Self-Care
- Emotional Life of Jesus
- Law and Grace
- Establishing a Law-Sheparding Program
- Confidentiality and Ethics
Addtionally, we may include:
- Practical Ministry and Roleplaying
- Personality or Ministerial Testing
- Group Work Relations
- Individual Counseling
While the picture above was from a training of around 12 or 13, we normally prefer a smaller group such as 4-6.
In addition we periodically do individual topics. Probably our most popular one is on Conflict Resolution (or more accurately, Conflict Prevention.