Spiritual Care & Volunteering
Do you want to make a difference in the lives of seniors? Baptist Housing recognizes that volunteers are an integral part of our Team. Your volunteer experience is important to us. You will have opportunities to gain new skills and knowledge, get personal satisfaction from helping others and build new relationships with our Residents, volunteers and Team Members. Email us at email@example.com or call 604-940-1960 to find out how you can use your servant's heart to care for seniors in your community. If you would like to apply to become a volunteer with Baptist Housing, complete your online application here.
Our Spiritual Care Initiatives
At Baptist Housing, we care about the whole person, and our commitment to nurturing holistic health is expressed through the specific provision of Spiritual Care. We ensure all our Residents have access to a Chaplain, and through casual conversation to grief support, chapel services and more, we aim to build trusting relationships which help our Residents live life to the fullest.
Although we are affiliated with the Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches, we welcome and respect people of all faith in our senior living communities. Our interdenominational services allow those with different faith backgrounds a regular opportunity to worship. Residents are also encouraged to attend their own place of worship in the community if possible.
Bible studies | Church services | Hymn sings | Memorials | Hospital visitations | One on One Sessions | Wedding Vow renewals
Baptist Housing's Chaplains are trained Christian ministers who focus on nurturing spiritual wellness through Christ's love. Our Chaplains serve the Residents as part of our Care Team, as friends who listen and care with physical presence, and as counselors who provide information and encouragement to embrace life and its purpose and meaning.
Our Spiritual Care Training
Caring for the seniors in our churches and community in a way that's meaningful and impactful can be challenging. Spiritual Care Training is a resource that will help your church reach out to this vulnerable and growing population in our communities. This 8 session course prepares those who serve seniors to provide thoughtful, relevant, spiritual support to those involved in the aging journey. It is an excellent tool for training leaders who serve on care teams, visitation teams, in-church ministries to seniors, or in local senior's centres or residences.
Meaning, purpose, self-transcending knowledge, significant relationships, love and commitment, as well as a sense of God amongst us. ― John Swinton
Furthermore, this training can give older adults in your church the opportunity to find purposeful ministry by caring for and reaching out to this vulnerable and growing population in our communities. Spiritual care has to do with being alongside people in ways that recognize and respect their spirituality, and which strive to facilitate the person's ongoing search for meaning, purpose, hope and value. Topics of the sessions include:
- Understanding the Aging Journey
- Spirituality in Aging
- Good Communication
- The Power of Storytelling
- A New Home and A New Life
- Loss, Grief, Death and Dying
- Roles, Boundaries and Self Care
The Spiritual Care Series is the benchmark for scale-able, internationally informed training for health professionals and volunteers alike. It is specifically designed to equip participants with the skills they will need to offer thoughtful, relevant spiritual support to those involved in the ageing journey. To access the Spiritual Care Series, please contact Jeannie at 1-604-940-1960 ext. 100 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.