Number of weeks: 5
Required books?: No
Live video session?: No
Part of a certification or series of courses?: No
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Everyone has felt the upheaval of 2020, but for caregivers the chaos may be compounded by the extra demands on their physical and emotional well-being.
Caretakers are those who care for loved ones who need long-term care because of injury or health emergency. They may be parents, siblings, pastors, or adult children taking care of their parents. Often they spend all of their time and emotional resources on their loved ones, leaving themselves unable to care for their own well-being.
During this course the caretaker will create a binder to use throughout 2021. The binder will contain a calendar, pages to document personal care, and journal pages. You will begin using this important resource during a five-week Bible study that will help you achieve balance in your life and care for yourself by eating healthy, taking time with Christ, and scheduling time to recharge.
You will need a Bible, a two-inch binder, some way to download documents, a printer, copy paper, a hole punch, something to write with (pen, pencil, colored pencils, markers), and stickers that you can add to your Caregiver Planner.
This course is worth 0.0 CEUs.
About the Instructor
Harriet Wilkin has been called into ministry to be bring the Gospel message of love, hope, peace, and joy. She knows what it means for a community of faith to come together to support one another and to support the local community. Harriet has served both rural and urban congregations. Harriet believes that through community and through inter-generational ministry the Holy Spirit is working to bring the message of Christ’s redeeming love to all.
Harriet has two bachelor’s degrees and a Master of Divinity degree. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/ Management and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Critical Communications. Upon completing her Master of Divinity degree from Claremont School of Theology in 2015, Harriet was appointed to her first church as solo-pastor in the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church. Harriet has been studying Spiritual Formation, and she continues to study a variety of topics that include religion, leadership, business, and communications.
Harriet’s early days in ministry revolved around Christian program/ ministry development for children, youth, and young adults. She has experience of nearly 20 years working as a volunteer or staff person in the local church. Harriet has also worked at an Easter Seal camp working with various age groups with disabilities.
God has given Harriet the following skills: organizational skills, administration/ business skills, teacher/ preacher, building or re-building programs/ ministries, visitation ministry, small group facilitator, writing ministry resources for all age groups, passion about inter-generational ministry, developing ministry support for those with disabilities and their families, support group for Caregivers, support for First Responders, Veterans, and their families, organize/ plan worship services, and researching for materials that can be used in a ministry setting. She enjoys being creative with ministry and trying new and exciting ministries that offer support and outreach to all who are searching for a deeper connection with Christ.
Harriet’s website is: https://hwilkin.wixsite.com/hwministries