As parish nurses, how do we help our clients deal with suffering? What can we say about God, the world and human beings in the face of inexplicable suffering? A biblical scholar (Dr. Kathryn Schifferdecker) and pastoral care practitioner (Dr. Carla Dahl) will use the Book of Job to help us explore biblical, theological and pastoral responses to suffering, loss and grief. We will learn to:
- Distinguish between helpful and unhelpful responses to persons experiencing loss, grief and suffering.
- Lead others in theological reflection on the nature of God and humans as related to suffering.
- Develop a theologically and pastorally grounded approach to ministry with suffering individuals and groups.
- Discuss the role of Parish/Faith Community Nurses as it relates to physical, emotional and spiritual suffering.
Friday, October 13, 2017
- 4 - 9 p.m. Evening program
Saturday, October 14, 2017
- 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Program and Closing Worship (no livestream during lunch)
Experience the fellowship of other parish and faith community nurses. Come to learn and worship in an atmosphere that is welcoming, nurturing, and renewing.
10 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are approved for Registered Nurses for this course
Friday, 4 - 9 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (no livestream during lunch)
Kathryn M. Schifferdecker, Associate Professor of Old Testament, Luther Seminary