“Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resiliency, and Finding Joy”, Cheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant – A book study

“Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resiliency, and Finding Joy”, Cheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant – A book study

From Facebook’s COO and Wharton’s top-rated professor, the #1 New York Times best-selling authors of Lean In and Originals: a powerful, inspiring, and practical book about building resilience and moving forward after life’s inevitable setbacks. This is an invaluable study for spiritual caregivers who are always helping persons discover an Option B after life-changing circumstances.

Spiritual Care for Grieving Children

Spiritual Care for Grieving Children

The participants in the seminar will explore through articles and peer discussion various ways that children and adolescents experience and express grief with respect to their developmental stages. Moreover, the focus will be on how spiritual caregivers can facilitate meaningful dialogue during the individual’s processing of the initial grief stages.

Feelings in Spiritual Care

Feelings in Spiritual Care

Spiritual caregivers are presented with all forms of spiritual distress. Each spiritual caregiver has developed techniques or ways of relating to persons suffering from various spiritual issues such as grief, loss, loneliness, guilt, shame, any much more. This seminar will explore the use of feelings as a means to enable persons to move to deeper levels of meaning and transformation.

Spiritual Care of Diverse Populations

Spiritual Care of Diverse Populations

Diversity is not just a new word in our vocabulary, it is a new way of life. Spiritual caregivers are faced every day with persons from different cultural backgrounds, which includes different faith orientations and “Nones”. Jose Albovias brings rich experience as a chaplain, pastor, and educator and his education in world religions in addressing cross cultural issues.

Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others (Book Study)

Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others (Book Study)

Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others, a book written by New York Times Best Selling Author, Barbara Brown Taylor will be discussed during our three-week collaborative learning seminar. Taylor tackles the questions, worries, and concerns that arise when we encounter “difference” and “others.”  She explores what is opened and what is revealed when we accept the invitation to investigate all the wonder before us.

Healthy & Unhealthy Religion

Healthy & Unhealthy Religion

This course is scheduled to begin in mid-March 2019 Facilitated by Lee Whitlock, M. Div. Summary: This collaborative learning seminar draws from Wayne E. Oates book, When Religion Gets Sick and other articles addressing this important topic for all spiritual caregivers.  The study will include the use of case history method and others to show […]

Grief and the Healing Arts

Grief and the Healing Arts

This course begins in mid-March 2019. Facilitated by Gail Henson, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of Communication at Bellarmine University, Current civic volunteer with refugees and immigrants and Hosparus. Summary: “With sighs and groans too deep for words”:  sometimes the Spirit of God moves in us wordlessly, particularly as we or those whom we serve wrestle with […]

Caring Presence Program

Caring Presence Program

The Caring Presence Program is a special program divided into two Modules, presented as Lessons, that are designed to educate people to help others through a mind, body and spirit perspective. The CPP, formerly known as the Congregational Care Network is the Oates Institute’s online training that provides lay spiritual caregivers with better skills to extend spiritual care to communities of faith and beyond.