As we announced on Monday night, we have a series of training opportunities coming up at church for anyone who would like to get some training to be able to serve whena disaster hits.
I: Introduction to Chaplaincy Ministry
Saturday, February 2nd, 9am to Noon.
Jerry Paradise will give an overview of the Chaplaincy Ministry. This will be a base instruction course giving the individual a sense of what is involved in being a Chaplain and if this is a ministry for them. There is no charge but please register by informing Mary Thompson that you’ll be coming by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (215) 969-1520. Anyone interested in the Chaplaincy Ministry must attend the training in February.
II: Sharing Hope in Crisis
Saturday, March 9th, 8:30am (registration 8 am) to 4 pm.
This seminar taught by the Billy Graham Association will prepare you to provide effective and appropriate emotional and spiritual care for people experiencing tragedy. Learn practical skills to share God’s love and comfort to people in crisis. This course is required to become a Chaplain with the Rapid Response Team of the Billy Graham Association. Registration cost is $35, and can be done through our website at www.ccphilly.org/RRT
III: Two CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management) Courses:
- Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support
- Suicide Prevention, Intervention & Postvention
Tuesday, April 2nd through Friday April 5th, from 8 am to 4 pm.
Dr. Mark Maggio will present these two ICISF (International Crisis Incident Stress Foundation) CISM courses for those interested in ministering to individuals who have been victimized by some critical incident. Each CISM course is approximately 13 hours and is accredited by the University of Maryland for CEU’s. The first course, Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support will be offered Tuesday 4/2 & Wednesday 4/3. The second course, Suicide Prevention, Intervention & Postvention will be offered Thursday 4/4 & Friday 4/5. The cost for each 2 day course is $40. Registration is through our website at www.ccphilly.org/CISM. For more than 25 years, Dr. Mark Maggio has served as a national and international trainer and consultant in the field of disaster mental health and Critical Incident Stress Management for groups such as federal, state and local law enforcement and emergency services personnel, the federal courts, the World Bank, and private industry.