Worthy Now’s book discussion groups are designed to teach some of the communication and pastoral skills necessary to do direct work with marginalized individuals and those in need of pastoral care. These groups are not exhaustive explorations of pastoral care and chaplaincy. Instead, they use select texts to introduce tools and help you build skills to more effectively engage in pastoral conversation and support.
The reflective listening discussion group uses The Gift to Listen, the Courage to Hear by Cari Jackson as its text. Topics include:
- The Holy Art of Listening
- Listening Killers
- From Listening Breakdowns to Breakthroughs
Participants of the CLF Prison Ambassador Certification Program are required to register for at least one book discussion group. However, anyone who is interested in honing their caregiving and communication skills is welcome to join.
Our next group will meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm Eastern Time beginning in October 2017. We will meet for three months (note: meeting dates may need to be adjusted for holidays). Each session lasts 90-120 minutes.
The registration fee is $90 if you are not a member of the CLF or $50 for CLF members.