Sister Care Manual for Sunday School Classes

We are invested in providing resources to women’s groups, Sunday School classes and other platforms for Christian Education. Below (and available in PDF for download) is a Sunday School class divided into 5 units over 12 weeks that covers and deepens the work of Sister Care seminars using the Sister Care manual.

UNIT 1

1. Why Sister-Care? (intro on p. 7, summary)

a. Use the Monologue based on John 4:1-42 (leader read or ask someone to read it)
b. Personal examples of unhealed stories – ask someone in advance? Or use an example, anonymously, of someone you know, and camouflage it so people don’t know who it is.
c. P. 11: questions 1 and 2 – do as group or as 2 people together
d. Tellling My Story, timeline – begin; get 8 1/s” x 17” paper (from church office?); refer to p. 13, Exercise: Life Time Line
e. End with Blessing, p.41

2. Being God’s Beloved – p. 8, summarize info

a. P. 11, quest. 3 & 4
b. Going Deeper, p. 15, #2 – write a conversation between yourself and Jesus
c. P. 53, mentoring
d. Refer to Time Line; encourage continuing working on it at home; invite discussion or questions about it
e. End with Blessing, p.41

3. Read the dialogues they wrote; follow up conversation about how that was

a. Psalm 139 on self-worth
b. End with Blessing, p.41

UNIT 2

4. Self-care

a. Mark 1:35-45
b. Ruth and Naomi, Self-Care (appendix)
c. How well do I handle stress?
d. Spiritual direction, spiritual Friendship (appendix, pp. 51-52)
e. End with Blessing, p.41

5. Recognizing Stress, p. 19

a. Appendix, p. 59 — Depression
b. Appendix, p. 49 – Stress
c. End with Blessing, p.41

6. Boundaries; Circle of Care

a. Appendix, p. 51
b. Loneliness, p. 57
c. End with Blessing, p.41

UNIT 3

7. Listening –characteristics of effective listening

a. End with Blessing, p.41

8. Stories that Heal, pp. 29-30

a. Going Deeper, #2, p. 30
b. End with Blessing, p.41

UNIT 4

9. Transforming Loss

a. Scriptures, pp. 31 and 32
b. Prayer, p. 32
c. End with Blessing, p.41

10. Depression, Grief and Mourning – relationship between depression and grief/mourning

a. End with Blessing, p.41

Pulling it all together

11. Sharing our stories and timelines

a. End with Blessing, p.41

12. Sharing our stories and timelines

a. End with Blessing, p.41

 

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