Understanding the Scope of Perspectives for Ministry in MAiD
Using professionally developed video content, Dr. Gloria Woodland will present a basic understanding of end-of-life care and Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD). Participants will increase their awareness of patient, family, and healthcare worker perspectives and build skills for coming alongside pastorally. The understanding of Scripture, theology, and denominational positions on MAiD be considered as one develops a pastoral position for response. Of particular interest to denominational leaders and those who counsel pastoral caregivers will be the lessons on postvention care and the information on how to support ministering individuals impacted by another’s decision for MAiD.
The format of eight weeks includes the recorded videos, a printable learning and resource guide, and a one-time consultation with Dr. Gloria Woodland.
Through a special partnership between MB Seminary and ACTS Seminaries, limited access to the online resources is available for a one-time fee of $475.
Register as the point person, and your small group, church, or facility (up to 12 people) will receive access for 13 weeks (one semester) to the online site where all the materials for the eight-week study are housed. You can choose to receive access during the fall semester (Sep 4-Dec 16, 2023) or the spring semester (Jan 8-Apr 6, 2024).
This teaching is offered through a special academic partnership between MB Seminary and ACTS Seminaries.
Gloria has a passion for the ministry of spiritual care. She believes that the ministry of Christian chaplains is to reveal that God is present in the varied circumstances of life, yet even more to share that God is not just present, but that he is active.