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Spring 2019 Stephen Ministry Training Schedule

Leaders Planning Guide

Tentative Schedule as of Oct. 1, 2018

 

Date Topic Presenter Preclass Reading
Sat., February 23

8:15 to 3:00

Breakfast:  

Introductions

Video :

The Heart of Stephen Ministry

T-1:  The Person of the Caregiver

Lunch

T-2:  Feelings: Yours, Mine, & Ours

Training Manual pp. 39 – 50

Christian Caregiving:  Preface – Chapter 7, pp. 9 – 60

Training Manual: pp. 17-28

Tuesday, Feb. 26

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

T-3:  The Art of Listening Training Manual: pp.

39-50

Christian Caregiving

Chapters 8 – 13, pp. 61 – 117

Tuesday, March 5

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

T-4:  Distinctively Christian Caring, Part I Christian Caregiving Chapters 14 – 20, pp. 118 – 157

Bring to Class:  Christian Caregiving

Tuesday, March 12

Class: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

T-4:  Distinctively Christian  Caring, Part II Training Manual pp. 63 – 76

Speaking the Truth in Love: Intro  – Chapter 3

Bring to Class: Bible and Christian Caregiving

Tuesday, March 19

Class: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

T-5: Process vs. Results in Caregiving Training Manual pp. 81 – 88

Speaking the Truth in Love: Chapters 4 – 7

Review Christian Caregiving: Chapters 2 and 18 (pp. 19 – 23 & 138 – 146)

Tuesday, March 26

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

6:00  Potluck Dinner with Stephen Ministers

T-6:  Assertiveness:  Relating Gently and Firmly: Part I

Continuing Education Class for all Stephen Ministers: 7:00 to 8:00

Speaking the Truth in Love:  Chapters 8 – 12 (and bring this book to class)
Tuesday, April 2

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

T-6:  Assertiveness:  Relating Gently and Firmly: Part II Speaking the Truth in Love:  Chapters 13 – 18
Tuesday, April 9

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

T-7:  Maintaining Boundaries in Caregiving

T-8:  Crisis Theory and Practice: Danger vs. Opportunity

Training Manual: pp. 125 – 137

Training Manual:  pp. 145 – 154

When & How to Use Mental Health Resources:  Introduction through Chapter 3

Tuesday, April 1623

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

T-9:  Confidentiality Training Manual: pp. 163 – 172

When & How  to Use Mental Health Resources: Chapters 4 – 6

Tuesday, April 23

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

T-11:  Using Mental Health Professionals and Other Community Resources

(Training DVD)

Training Manual:  pp. 205 – 239

When & How to Use Mental Health Resources: Chapter 7 – Appendix

Tuesday, April 30

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

T-12:  Ministering to Those Experiencing Grief Training Manual:  pp. 257 – 266

Don’t Sing Songs to a Heavy Heart:  Into & Chapters 1 & 2 (pp. 9 – 34)

Tuesday, May 7

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

T-16:  Supervision:  A Key to Quality Christian Care: Part I

(Training Video)

Training Manual:  pp. 373 – 394

Don’t Sing Songs to a Heavy Heart:

Chapters 3 & 4 (pp. 35 – 52)

Tuesday, May 14

Class:

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

T-16:   Supervision: A Key to Quality Christian Care: Part II

(Training Video)

Training Manual:  pp. 405 – 427, and review pp. 374 – 377: The Structure of Small Group Peer Supervision

Don’t Sing Songs to a Heavy Heart: Chapters 5- 7 (pp. 53 – 84)

Tuesday, May 21

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

T-17:  Making the First Caring Visit Training Manual:  pp. 437 – 460

Don’t Sing Songs to a Heavy Heart: Chapters 8 & 9 (pp. 85 – 114)

Tuesday, May 28

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

6:00 Potluck Dinner with Stephen Ministers

T-13:  Dealing with Depression: The Stephen Minister’s Role

T-14: Helping Suicidal People Get the Help They Need

Continuing Education for all Stephen Ministers: 7:00 to 8:00

Training Manual:  pp. 281 – 291

Training Manual:  pp. 307 – 326

Don’t Sing Songs to a Heavy Heart: Chapters 10 & 11 (pp. 115 – 134)

Saturday, June 1

8:30 – 3:00

Continental Breakfast

Retreat: Mercy Center

T:18:  Follow Me (with Video)

Small Steps

Lunch

Telecare: T-10

Worship & Communion (worship service is included in Follow Me material)

Training Manual: pp. 473 – 484Training Manual:   pp. 185 – 191

Don’t Sing Songs to a Heavy Heart: Chapters 12 & Epilogue (pp. 135 -150)

Sunday, June 9 Commissioning

 

Books and Study Materials:

Stephen Ministry Training Manuals

Christian Caregiving:  A Way of Life

Speaking the Truth in Love

When and How to Use Mental health Resources

Don’t Sing Songs to a Heavy Heart  

 

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