Number of weeks: 6
Required books?: Yes
Live video session?: No
Part of a certification or series of courses?: No
Caregivers are: pastors, parents of those with disabilities, spouses, teens/ adults caring for parents and siblings, nurses, doctors, etc.
A Caregiver is also a patient advocate. Through this course we will be looking at the storms of life and how we as pastors and/or lay members who do visitations can support Caregivers. During the course, we will developing a program that can provide a support group for Caregivers in our local communities.
Caregivers are all around us. How can we be there for them? How can we provide spiritual support for them?
You’ll need The Upper Room Dictionary of Christian Spiritual Formation, by Keith Beasley-Topliffe, Health Ministries: A Primer for Clergy and Congregations by Deborah L. Patterson, Christian Caregiving a Way of Life by Kenneth C. Haugk for this course.
This course will run for 6 weeks and is eligible for 1.0 CEU.
About the Instructor
Harriet Wilkin serves as a Local Pastor in the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business of Science in Administration/ Management, and a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Critical Communications. Harriet graduated in 2015 with her Master of Divinity degree from Claremont School of Theology.
Harriet has been a caregiver for both her mom and her husband. As a pastor, she offers caregiver support to the community she serves and beyond.
Harriet has been in ministry at churches, either as a volunteer or as paid staff, for nearly 20 years. Her background includes teaching and coordinating ministries for children, youth, and adults.
Harriet’s website is: https://hwilkin.wixsite.com/hwministries