Parish Nurse Fall Renewal: Through Suffering to Healing

October 13, 2017 - October 14, 2017
Offered by Luther Seminary
St. Paul MN

Parish Nurse Fall Renewal: Through Suffering to Healing

October 13 – 14, 2017 Parish Nursing

As parish nurses, how do we help our clients deal with suffering? What can we say about God, the world and human beings in the face of inexplicable suffering? A biblical scholar (Dr. Kathryn Schifferdecker) and pastoral care practitioner (Dr. Carla Dahl) will use the Book of Job to help us explore biblical, theological and pastoral responses to suffering, loss and grief. We will learn to:

  • Distinguish between helpful and unhelpful responses to persons experiencing loss, grief and suffering.
  • Lead others in theological reflection on the nature of God and humans as related to suffering.
  • Develop a theologically and pastorally grounded approach to ministry with suffering individuals and groups.
  • Discuss the role of Parish/Faith Community Nurses as it relates to physical, emotional and spiritual suffering.

Weekend Highlights:

Friday, October 13, 2017

  • 3 p.m. Registration/Check-in
  • 4 – 9 p.m. Evening program

Saturday, October 14, 2017

  • 8 a.m. Breakfast/ELPNA Region 3 Annual Meeting
  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Program and Closing Worship

Experience the fellowship of other parish and faith community nurses. Come to learn and worship in an atmosphere that is welcoming, nurturing, and renewing. It is recommended that you read the Book of Job prior to attending.

All meals included and 10 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are approved for Registered Nurses for this course.

Tuition: $110

Contact Hours: 10

Class Times:

Friday, 4 – 9 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Seminar Leaders:

Kathryn M. Schifferdecker, Associate Professor of Old Testament, Luther Seminary

Carla Dahl, Professor of Congregational and Community Care, Luther Seminary