NCCA Supports Spiritual Care Week 2016

349_SCW_Round_300Spiritual Care Week (also known as Pastoral Care Week) gives opportunities for organizations and institutions of all kinds and types to recognize the spiritual caregivers in their midst and the ministry which the caregivers provide.

For resources and ideas for promoting Spiritual Care Week in your community or organization, visit the website here.

For more information or to send feedback or comments please e-mail the Spiritual Care Week Committee c/o Chaplain Karen Ballard at kballard@chmca.org.

About the 2016 theme

This year’s theme, “Spiritual Resilience,” acknowledges the role of Chaplains and Pastoral Counselors to support the spiritual resilience or growth of it in those we serve.  Spiritual Resilience represents one’s ability to navigate through, or recover from, life’s most challenging moments.  Spiritual Resilience finds its roots in one’s sense of spirituality and related practices, religion or beliefs, values, and outlook.  It also represents the individual’s ability to gain, maintain or revise a sense of purpose and meaning, relationships, connections to the sacred, nature, and understanding of themselves and the world around them.  These traumatic life events and losses invite the professional who can nurture spiritual resiliency.  Pastoral/Spiritual Care week provides a unique opportunity to both have a conversation to address suffering related to loss and trauma and to seek opportunities for strengthening spiritual resilience amid them.

 

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