Grow and Equip Caregivers
Learn about our new video-based core training course
Do you have a heart for people who are hurting and broken? Has God used you to come alongside others who are in deep emotional pain? If so, then Lifeline to Hope is a brand new “one of its kind” lay caregiver training program designed just for you!
Most pastors and ministry leaders are not necessarily equipped or even called into counseling ministries and yet, must often function as critical first responders within their faith communities.
Train and deploy more caregivers … people who are able to effectively provide support, encouragement and spiritual care.
Connecting a life in crisis with a life in Christ.
HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS
Be or Choose a Group Training Facilitator
The person in this role will lead group discussion and interaction. The training time is experiential, designed for learning together.
Gather Those Interested in Training
This is a 10-week group training program. Whether it is three or thirty participants, you will want to plan out the best times that work for your group.
The Facilitator Purchases Core Course
Facilitators purchase Lifeline to Hope Core course. This provides access to a dashboard with the training videos, Facilitator Manual, and ministry forms.
Purchase Caregiver Manuals
All participants need the Caregiver/Trainee Manual. This may be purchased by the trainee, or by the facilitator and provided to the Trainee.
VIDEO-BASED | FACILITATOR-LED | CAREGIVER TRAINING COURSE
Watch our video, filmed at one of our LIVE teaching sessions. Imagine doing this with your people. No matter the size of your group, it can be a wonderful time of learning together – with each person equipped to be a better caregiver.
Lifeline to Hope is adaptable to Zoom group meetings!
VIDEO LESSONS: DASHBOARD
1: Introduction – The Biblical Basis for Caregiving
2: Biblical Hope and Practical Help – The Keys for Living Model
3: Effective Listening and People Helping Skills – Part 1
4: Effective Listening and People Helping Skills – Part 2
5: The Search for Significance
6. Your Parents and You
7: Basic Helping and Crisis Intervention Skills
8: Strongholds and Spiritual Warfare
9: The Process of Change and Healing
10: Ethics, Liability, and the Law – Servant Leadership
Bonus Presentation: When Helping You is Hurting Me
PURCHASE THE LIFELINE TO HOPE CORE TRAINING PRODUCTS
The 10-week core program includes: Facilitator Video Dashboard with access to the 10 training videos and a bonus session, along with a detailed Facilitator Manual and ministry forms. After purchase, you will have the option for one Zoom call with the course designers and lead trainers to discuss facilitating Lifeline to Hope.
Participants who purchase the Caregiver/Trainee Manual will be eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the program recognizing their achievement. The facilitator will submit the names of those who complete the course. Hope for The Heart will then ship the certificates to the facilitator for distribution.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS
Dr. Eric Scalise
Senior VP & Chief Strategy Officer
Eric Scalise is a seasoned organizational leader with extensive professional and ministry expertise. He is the former Senior Vice President for the American Association of Christian Counselors and former Department Chair for Counseling Programs at Regent University. As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Dr. Scalise has 40 years of clinical and professional experience. Additionally, he is a published author and national/international speaker, frequently working with organizations, clinicians, ministry leaders and churches on a variety of issues.
Haley Scully, M.A.
Senior Director of Strategic & International Operations
Haley Scully has worked with Hope for the Heart’s onsite counseling programs, International ministry initiatives and currently helps develop and facilitate training programs, partner networks, and distribution methods for ministry resources in the United States and in over 25 countries around the world. Haley earned her B.S. degree in Communications from Oklahoma State University and Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She is a speaker, author, trainer, and has also served as a guest host on June Hunt’s radio program, Hope In The Night.
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
We started Lifeline Caregiving in 2011 because the demands on our pastoral staff were quickly growing beyond what they could respond to with Christlike compassion and patience. Since then, we have trained over two hundred people to become active caregivers or to simply become better equipped to care for people in their own ministry settings. Dr. Eric Scalise’s teaching has been life-transforming for so many here at Blue Ridge. Because these caregivers are willing to meet with hurting people right where they are, practicing the “ministry of presence,” today there are hundreds of people living in the freedom and healing that Christ provides. Our caregivers take seriously their “sacred trust” from God, and, as a result, many marriages have been healed and divorces prevented. Lifeline Caregiving is now an integral part of our church; it would be difficult to imagine caring for both our congregation and the community without it.
— Jack Dunn, Care Pastor, Blue Ridge Community Church