CHICAGO, IL (August 22, 2012) – Trainings to educate participants on how they can minister to victims of domestic violence will be offered in September in Portland, Oregon, and in October in Seattle, Washington.
Mending the Soul (MTS), a ministry partner of the Department of Women Ministries, will offer their basic training September 21-22 at Imago Dei Community in Portland. The training is the first step in becoming a facilitator of MTS groups.
Fifty men and women in the Covenant have already taken the training in 2012. Women Ministries emphasizes that the training is not intended to be the “next step” for victims of abuse seeking their own healing.
To move forward with MTS certification, individuals will need to complete a screening process to ensure that they are emotionally and spiritually healthy to lead a group.
Early registration is $150 if postmarked or paid online by September 14. After September 14, the cost is $200. Group discounts also are available. Visit the MTS website for more information and to register.
First Covenant Church of Seattle will host “In Her Shoes,” an interactive experience, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on October 13. The workshop will focus on increasing participants’ awareness and understanding of domestic violence in the life of a battered woman.
Yvonne DeVaughn, director of Women Ministries’ Advocacy for Victims of Abuse program, will facilitate the event at The Summit Building adjacent to First Covenant Church. Lunch will be provided with a suggested donation of $5. Space is limited.
To RSVP or obtain more information, email Jo Portinga or call 206-322-7411.