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. Our next session will be held Thursdays, starting July 19 through Sept. 20 from 5-8 p.m. We welcome students for a period of 10 weeks of clinical and classroom learning.
Students will share in group and individual supervision as part of their experience. At the conclusion of the experience, students will receive a certificate of completion. This training is the first step for chaplaincy and will open other options for more training.
While there is no fee for the 10-week class, participants will be responsible for the text “Pastoral Care in Hospitals” by Neville A. Kirkwood. It can be ordered from Amazon new or used. There will be opportunities to become part of the volunteer staff of the Pastoral Care Department of the hospital.
The first meeting will focus on introductions and an orientation to the hospital. Consecutive meetings will include lecture, presentations and guest speakers. There is also a 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 questions, please call the Pastoral Care office at 410-543-7202 to speak with Joyce Lecates.