When the pandemic started I do not believe any of us completely understood the impact and length of virus and how it changed the way we do church. Many churches are offering virtual small groups that have been great to keep individuals connected.
Unfortunately, as wonderful as Zoom is, it does not completely replace in-person church, small groups, and meetings. At Mourner's Path, we decided that in order to fully equip facilitators in the ministry we could not see a pathway to full virtual training. Therefore a Hybrid model has been developed.
We will begin with 3 to 4 Zoom gatherings of 1 1/2 hours each. These gatherings will build a foundation for a ministry to grieving and equip those attending with tools to minister to the grieving until they can complete the training in-person and begin offering the program.
Please contact me to learn more at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The virus and our need to create safe spaces has left many of us struggling to how to minister and serve those who are experiencing grief today. Our sacred ritual of gathering together in person to worship, celebrate, and share stories of loved ones who have died is being delayed. As faith communities have changed the way we worship, so too, will we need to change the way we minister. Many churches have in place tools and ministries that can be offered in a new way to the grieving. Look at new ways to offer them. Most of all, remember to keep in touch, phone calls, cards, FaceTime, Zoom are all examples of how we can show and share God's love to those struggling with grief .
I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as Program Director of this amazing program. Here you will find the most current news about the program and trainings. Plus a few thoughts to help you minister to those who grieve in your faith communities. Blessings.