Loving the Hell Out of Your Neighbors
A Six Week Course in Trauma-Informed Ministry, offered by Neighborhood Seminary
Registration opens July 1, 2021.
How do we truly love God and our neighbor as ourselves, when so many of us bear trauma?
This six week introduction to trauma-informed ministry helps participants understand the nature and some common consequences of trauma, so as to be able to offer an empathetic and compassionate ministry of presence with neighbors and neighborhoods experiencing trauma.
This course, taught by Elaine Heath and Jeanine Heath-McGlinn--a theologian and a therapist—is based on six themes in their 2021 memoir, Loving the Hell Out of Ourselv
es (and Others). Topics include:
Ditching the labels
Opening ourselves to love
From violence to vulnerability
Seeing the divine image in everyone
Asking a new set of questions
Living a life of grace
CLASS FORMAT & STRUCTURE
Six Tuesdays beginning September 7 through October 12, 2021
Virtual Class via ZOOM, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET
ZOOM link, class schedule and outline will be provided with registration confirmation
Please read the book in its entirety prior to the first class on September 7
1.5 Clergy/Ministerial Professional CEU's available
Six weekly sessions of 90-minutes include
Opening Scripture and Prayer
A Presentation About the Focus Chapter for Each Session
Small Group Conversations on Focus Questions in Breakout Rooms
Large Group Gathering for Closing Reflection and Prayer
Early Bird Registration: $100 (Ends July 30, 2021)
Regular Registration: $125 (Ends September 1, 2021)
Plus your copy of Loving the Hell Out of Ourselves (And Others) in your favorite format. We encourage you to purchase your copy from a local bookstore and/or one owned by a Person of Color.
*If you need financial assistance or have any questions, please contact Dina Helderman.