Brethren Academy offers two-part webinar on ‘The Impact of COVID-19 on Pastoral Care’




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“The Impact of COVID-19 on Pastoral Care” is a two-part webinar for pastors, chaplains, and other ministering people, offered by the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership. The presenter is Debbie Eisenbise, a pastor, spiritual director, and cofounder of Through the Threshold: End of Life Doula Services providing assistance in advance care planning and honoring death and dying.

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Part one of the webinar will be held on Friday, May 1, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Eastern time) via Zoom. The topics to be discussed include pastoral care at a distance: managing expectations, complicated grief, and exacerbated situations, considerations in delegation; and self-care: embracing vulnerability, seeking support, prayer practices when retreat is not an option.

Part two will be held on Friday, May 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Eastern time) via Zoom. The topics to be discussed include re-imagining rituals for healing, dying, death, and after death; and congregational engagement and involvement.
 
This webinar is offered free, and will be oriented toward participation. Therefore, space is limited to the first 15 registrants. To register, email your name and expressed interest in this webinar to academy@bethanyseminary.edu . A Zoom link will be sent prior to May 1.
 
Participating clergy may apply for 0.4 continuing education units by sending your name, mailing address, and $10 after the webinar to Fran Massie, Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership, 615 National Road West, Richmond, IN 47374. Make checks payable to “Brethren Academy.”
 
For more information about the academy go to https://bethanyseminary.edu/brethren-academy . For questions contact 800-287-8822 ext. 1824 or academy@bethanyseminary.edu .

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