CARE Essentials Course
Course dates for 2021/2022 are continually being updated. Registrations open.
The Volunteers CARE Essentials Course is a basic introduction to the general scope of Christian pastoral care. It is an eight-session course designed for use in congregations, faith communities or care facilities. The course is the beginning step on the pathway to more specialised pastoral care volunteering in various Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod chaplaincy settings.
This course includes an exploration of what pastoral care entails and how we can define it, examines why we are involved in pastoral care, and introduces some foundational skills needed to get started as a pastoral carer.