Spiritual Care Course: Webinar Series to help you support others through COVID-19

Join us for our FREE Spiritual Care Webinar Series

Are you supporting people via phone and zoom during the Covid-19 pandemic?
Do you sometimes feel unsure of what to say when people share their stories with you or express emotions such as sadness or feelings of loss?

The Baptist Association NSW & ACT and BaptistCare NSW & ACT are pleased to bring you four, one-hour long webinars. Each webinar will address one of the following topics:


  • Grief and loss
  • Good communication
  • The power of storytelling
  • Self-care
These free webinars will give you an overview of topics people are likely to encounter as they support and care for people during Covid-19, at times of crisis, or in day-to-day life.
They are for pastors, lay leaders and anyone in a caring role who wants to be further equipped!

Webinar 1: Grief and Loss
11 May 2020; 7:30-8:30pm

Join Bruce Chan and Warren Griffin as they navigate the topics of grief and loss from a general perspective and as they relate to people who are ageing and nearing the end-of-life. Hear practical advice on navigating the fear people are facing, helping someone through loneliness and social isolation, putting words to loss and moving forward, being with people in grief, loss of identity and more.

Webinar 2: Good Communication
25 May 2020; 7:30-8:30pm

Join Carolyn Cousins and Marcelle Zikmann as they examine the topic of good communication in a Covid-19 world. Learn practical skills on how to listen effectively through active and reflecting listening, how good communication is likened to a dance and managing and responding to those who may be experiencing heightened emotions. This topic will empower you to communicate sensitively to those in your community and within your own family.

Webinar 3: The Power of Storytelling
9 June 2020; 7:30-8:30pm


Ken & Judy are experienced and highly respected ministry leaders with backgrounds in psychology and counselling.  Together they will be talking about and sharing their experiences in The Power of Stories in the process of healing and recovery.

Webinar 4: Self-Care
24 June 2020; 7:30-8:30pm

Join Vivian Grice &  Kathryn Girvan as they unpack the topic Self-care. “Self-care” is an increasingly familiar and commonly used phrase, especially for those involved in any people-helping roles.  The concept and practice can be viewed with caution by Christians. It may be interpreted as being selfish or self-centred.  However, as this session will reveal, there are sound biblical bases for self-care so that we can serve others effectively as Jesus calls us to do.  This webinar will give an overview of the what, the why and the how of vital self-care practices that enable us to care well for others. Vivian Grice a Baptist pastor with over forty years’ experience, both in local church ministries and denominational leadership roles.  It is his conviction that caring well for ourselves enables us to better fulfil Jesus’ mandate to “love God and love our neighbour”. And Kathryn Girvan who works for BaptistCare as a chaplain in aged care. She has been accredited as a Baptist minister for twenty years and came to learn the value of self-care through her own life experience.