Dementia: Opportunities and Challenges for Congregations
The Academy of Faith and Leadership and the Heritage at Lowman Home presents "Dementia: Opportunities and Challenges for the Congregation." Bishop Kenneth L. Carder, Norma S. Sessions, and Chaplain Karen Young will present about the unique opportunities and challenges congregations and pastors can face when ministering to those affected by dementia. This seminar will provide a basic understanding of the diseases through both a medical and theological lens and offer practical guidance for ministry with people with dementia and their families.
Among the questions to be addressed are the following: What does God have to do with dementia? What is the source of human dignity, identity and worth? What gifts do people with dementia offer the church? Do people with dementia have a calling as disciples of Jesus? What happens if person forgets God? What is church’s mission in relationship to dementia and those most affected by it? How can pastors and congregations enable people with dementia to truly belong! What strategies work for ministry with people affected by dementia?
This event will be held at Heritage at Lowman in Chapin, SC. Registration is required. $35 for general admission or $40 for admission with CEUs. This event will provide 0.5 CEUs. Lunch will be provided.
This seminar is the first in a four part series. The other three seminars include:
- The Church as Sanctuary: Creating Safe Spaces for all God's People - Nov. 18, 2016
- Mental Health: Opportunities and Challenges for the Congregation - Feb. 10, 2017
- Physical Disabilities: Opportunities and Challenges for the Congregation - May 5, 2017
To attend all four seminars, please select the reduced rate of $100 for general admission or $120 for general admission with CEUs.