October 10, 2017
November 7, 2017
December 5, 2017;
January 9, 2018
February 6, 2018
March 6, 2018
April 10, 2018
May 1, 2018
June 5, 2018
All sessions will be 9:00-5:00
at Pathways Retreat.
Congregations create new ways for spiritual
care to happen, empowering lay caregivers
and lessening the burden on pastors.
Designed for Caregivers
This pilot training is for those who provide professional spiritual care:
clergy, chaplains, spiritual directors, rostered leaders, theological students.
Group size: 8-12
What to Expect
Spiritual care vs pastoral care?
Through the years, pastoral care has come to
mean the care that pastors provide. This
training uses the term “spiritual care” to
broaden this view and name the primary intent
of tending one’s connection with God.
Who God is…Who we are
Christian path of transformation
What, why, how of prayer
Our many selves
This “core class” is followed by modules
offered on topics such as hospital visitations,
grief and addictions, also available to those
trained as Stephen Ministers.
Contact Linda Lehman Thomas with any questions you may have.
Linda Lehman Thomas has received the
spiritual care, presence and prayer of others
in ways that have transformed her life. With
gratitude, she now teaches that which she
has experienced and has most needed to
learn. She is a graduate of AMBS, an
ordained minister, a teacher/trainer of
Gestalt Pastoral Care, and co-director of
Donna Mast graduated from Eastern
Mennonite Seminary with degrees in
Christian Spiritual Formation and Pastoral
Care & Counseling. A spiritual director and
ordained minister, she brings over twenty
years of pastoral care experience and six
years of conference ministry experience
which includes caring for pastors and
congregations. Because she has
experienced the healing power of prayerful
spiritual care and presence in her own life,
her desire is to train others in the art of
providing spiritual care.
Cost & Registration
The total cost for 9 sessions is $900 (includes lunches).
A $100 deposit is required to complete your registration. Click on the button on this page to make enter your registration & deposit online through our secure store.
Registration deadline: September 1, 2017
Deposit is refundable until September 1, 2017.