PCTS: Workshop on Suffering
It has long been a dream of NCVNVM to present workshops for pastors and lay leaders on ministry to trauma survivors, including survivors of both combat trauma and other devastating psychological, emotional and spiritual trauma.
Theology of Suffering. We have outlined a one day seminar on the "Theology of Suffering (Dark Night of the Soul)" which can be presented possibly as part of a Lenten series.
- The workshop might be presented
- as part of a Lenten series;
- "piggybacked" onto other ongoing clergy events such as the Schools of Ministry conducted by United Methodist Annual Conferences, or Texas Tech's Annual Vietnam Symposium.
- as educational workshops to local clergy associations, and provide clergy CEU credit.
- A suggested format for such workshops includes:
- a. Introductions -- why the participants came, and the leader's own story.
- b. History of PTSD and how Vietnam contributed to the development of the PTSD diagnostic category,.
- c. How PTSD applies in the parish ministry
- d. Healing happens in community.
- e. Liturgy for closing.
- If you are clergy or lay leadership of a faith community who would be interested in attending or sponsoring such a workshop, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact Fr. Phil Salois or Rev. Alan Cutter to offer suggestions for date, place or content, or to seek further information.
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