Peninsula Regional Medical Center is pleased to offer a program for training community clergy and lay persons in the tools needed for effective ministry to the sick. The program includes 10 weeks of clinical and classroom learning, beginning Monday, June 24, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., and meeting each Monday through August 26.
Students will share in group and individual supervision as part of their experience. At the conclusion of this course, students will receive a certificate of completion. This training is the first step towards chaplaincy and will open other options for continued training.
While there is no fee for the class, students will be responsible for the text, “Pastoral Care in Hospitals,” by Neville A. Kirkwood. There will be opportunities to become a part of the volunteer chaplain staff of the Pastoral Care department of the hospital.
The first meeting will focus on introductions/orientation to the hospital. Consecutive meetings will include lecture, presentations and guest speakers. There is a required 20-hour patient visitation experience in addition to the 30 hours of classroom time. The course includes required readings as well as written assignments.
For application or questions, please call the Pastoral Care office at 410-543-7202 to speak with Joyce Lecates.