Online course Congregational Leadership Wesleyan Theology

10 - 28

Feb 2020 - Mar 2020

12:00 PM - 11:00 AM

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This course will explore the lives of first responders and what they experience in doing the job they have been called to. For the purposes of this course, we consider first responders to be firefighters, police, and paramedics. Because of all that they witness, many first responders are dealing with PTSD, depression and anxiety. There are three required books for this course, which you will need to purchase before you begin. Other readings, including a workbook, will be provided through the course. Required texts are: "When the Laughter Dies: A True Account of a Firefighter/EMT and His Struggle With PTSD," by Paul D. Barnes Sr., "Trauma + Grace: Theology in a Ruptured World," by Serene Jones, and "Stories of Faith and Courage From Firefighters and First Responders," by Gaius and Sue Reynolds. This class is for pastors and for laity who are involved with pastoral care. It is designed to help them understand the challenges first responders face so they can better provide pastoral care to first responders and their families. The skills learned in this course may also help you provide pastoral care to military veterans. This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU. ***This is an online course, meaning you can participate at the time of day that works best for your schedule. Course materials will become available at noon Central on the start day, and you should plan to spend an hour or two (whenever you choose) every day interacting with the course and on the discussion boards.***

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Intended Audience: Clergy
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