Clinical Preparation for Ministry Program

CARE AND COUNSELING CLINICAL PREPARATION FOR MINISTRY:

PREPARING NON-SEMINARY TRAINED MINISTRY CANDIDATES FOR EFFECTIVE PASTORAL CARE

 

This new program is designed and structured to meet the unique needs
of non-seminary trained ministry candidates looking for more comprehensive training:

  • Meets monthly on weekends to enable ministry candidates to continue current employment as they sharpen pastoral care skills
  • Structured to enable participants to reflect on current parish/congregational experience
  • Organized in two five-month segments over one year
  • Planned to give participants a balance between instruction and personal reflection

 

Areas Addressed:

  • Pastoral Care Skills in the Congregational Setting
  • Human Development, Stages of Life and Faith, and Impact on Ministry Practices
  • Family and Congregational Dynamics and Systems
  • Mental Health Wholeness and Crisis in the Congregation and in the Professional
  • Brain and Cognitive Development and Implications for Congregational Leadership
  • The Basics of Mental Illness and Related Symptoms

 

By the end of the program, the participant will be able to:

  • Offer insightful pastoral support to congregants and make effective referrals
  • Practice proven strategies for self-care and wholeness
  • Identify and implement healthy congregational dynamics and interactions
  • Understand the role of human development in pastoral and congregational care
  • Identify personal leadership assets and growing edges
  • Utilize interpersonal skills in professional and personal functioning
  • Exercise a basic understanding of mental illness and symptoms

 

Location:

Classrooms at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Webster Groves, MO
9 S. Bompart Ave., Webster Groves, MO 63119

 

Dates:

Fridays: 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
2017 Part I: Jan 20/21; Feb 17/18; Mar 17/18; Apr 21/22; May 19/20
2017 Part II: Aug 18/19; Sept 15/16; Oct 20/21; Nov 17/18; Dec 15/16
(Overnight accommodations are available for a modest fee at Eden Seminary)

 

Instructors:

Rev. Paul A. Metzler, D. Min., facilitator
Care and Counseling Professionals

 

Registration:

>> Download the Clinical Preparation for Ministry Program Application
$100 registration fee (applied to tuition upon acceptance)

 

Tuition:

$2,880/student
(Payable in two installments: $1,440 at the beginning of each part)

 

For More Information Contact:

The Rev. Dr. Paul A. Metzler
315.415.4731 or 314.878.4340
Paul.metzler2010@gmail.com

 

Registration Deadline: December 1, 2016

Application and application fee must be received by deadline.

 

Mailing Address:

Care and Counseling
CPM Program
12141 Ladue Road
St. Louis, MO 63141
314-878-4340
info@careandcounseling.org