Do you ever get so focused on meeting others’ needs that you ignore your own? We’re often like Martha, who was too busy taking care of things that she forgot the most important thing – letting Jesus speak to her (see Luke 10:38–42). Friend, you need to let God pour into you before you pour into others.
Watch this short clip from session 1 of our Lifeline to Hope Self-Study, our online ministry training course. Dr. Eric Scalise, the lead course trainer, discusses how God often works in you before He works through you – and shares our prayer for you as you go through this helpful course.
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“I must tell you, if you like helping people in need – even for your own healing and restoration – Lifeline to Hope is extremely worth it. Very practical, good tools to use for healing yourself first – to be ready to help others. We know there’s a lot of information in other programs, but this one is extremely practical.” –Pedro
The Lifeline to Hope Self-Study is a 10-session video course on biblical caregiving that equips you to become a better people helper. This online course provides professional instruction and practical, biblical insights on how to support and care for the hurting and broken – without becoming overwhelmed yourself. It’s great for those in ministry contexts and for anyone who wants to grow in their people-helping and relational skills. The course includes a digital study guide with notes and questions for further study and reflection. Video sessions include:
- Introduction – The Biblical Basis for Caregiving
- Biblical Hope and Practical Help – The Keys for Living Model
- Effective Listening and People Helping Skills – Part 1
- Effective Listening and People Helping Skills – Part 2
- The Search for Significance
- Your Parents and You
- Basic Helping and Crisis Intervention Skills
- Strongholds and Spiritual Warfare
- The Process of Change and Healing
- Ethics, Liability, and the Law – Servant Leadership
Bonus Session: When Helping You is Hurting Me
“Lifeline to Hope is the most meaningful ministry training I have ever received. It is for all people seeking God’s best in this life journey and how to walk alongside another.”
“Because of Lifeline, we have seen the Lord do great miracles through simple people who are just willing to give their time, to listen, and love someone who is hurting. This is one training class you will not be sorry you took.”
–Kristi Duncan, Lifeline Director, Blue Ridge Community Church
“God-centered, thought-provoking, and life-changing. Lifeline to Hope gave me the tools to help myself and those around me. We don’t have to be experts and know everything, but we can be a light to others and make a difference in someone’s life.”
“I give thanks to God for the Lifeline to Hope training course! It is excellent! It helps you better understand how to listen and how to give practical help to hurting people based on the truth of God’s Word.”
“This was the best training course I have ever attended. It is vital to the health of every church to grow in biblical wisdom on how to care for those who are lost, hurting, and wounded.”
“Since taking Lifeline, I feel sharpened and better prepared to minister to whoever I meet.”
Use coupon code EQUIP50 at checkout by April 30.
Originally published on Jul 16, 2021.