VA Offers Workshop For Clergy Who Support Veterans

Friday, August 10, 2018

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) chaplains will host a Helping Our Veterans Heal workshop on Thursday, Aug. 23, at the East Brainerd Church of Christ at 7745 E. Brainerd Road.

 

Members of the clergy are a critical point of contact for veterans in the community.

The goal of this workshop is to equip them to meet the spiritual needs of veterans in their houses of worship and their communities. 

 

“Local clergy may not always have the resources and insight they need to effectively engage with Veterans,” said TVHS Chaplain Jeff Fisher. “This workshop will give them a better understanding of how to support veterans.”

 

Workshop topics will include identifying potential conflicts between civilian and military cultures, identifying actions clergy can take to assist military personnel and their families with a healthy adjustment to a civilian culture, and the importance of personal narratives and past, present and future stories.

 

Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the workshop should conclude by 4 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Seating is limited for this free event.

 

Register at http://bit.ly/TVHSClergy before Aug. 21.



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