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Care and Kindness - 10 Session Curriculum For The Ministering Elders

  • I. Introduction to the Course: "You are More Than You Think You Are"

    •            1. Being "the light of the world" – everyday, everywhere

    •             2. People are Both Physical and Spiritual

    •             3. Going Into Hard Places

      •                         - Show Up

      •                         - Listen

      •                         - Touch

      •                         - Pray

  • II. Understanding and Helping in Loss and Grief.

  • III. Grief and Loss, continued.

  • IV. Basic Listening and Responding Skills Summarized

    •             - Notice Feelings

    •             - Eschew Fixing

    •             - Be Understanding

  • V. How to Pray With Another Person

  • VI. Getting a Clear View of Aging

  • VII. Visiting and Calling

  • VIII. Where is God in Human Suffering?

  • IX. Observing Boundaries in Care and Kindness

  • X. The Five Key Essentials – Reviewed

Suggested reading:

The Miracle of Kindness, by Jim Kok
90% of Helping is Just Showing Up, by Jim Kok
Waiting for Morning (God and Human Suffering), by Jim Kok
No Such Thing as Over the Hill, by Jim Kok
Lament for a Son, by Nicholas Wolterstorff

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