Workshops to Form More Compassionate & Effective Vincentians
Home Visit Workshop: The home visit has been the foundation of our work since the Society was founded. Despite years of practice, there are still ways we can make our visits more rewarding for our neighbors and for us. Whether you are making your first home visit or you have made many, this is your chance to hone your skills, share insights and ask lingering questions.
Seeing the Face of Christ via Phone: Conference Call-taking Workshop: Being a call-taker may be the most challenging job that a Vincentian can have. It can be difficult to make decisions about our neighbors’ needs via phone. In this workshop, we will discuss best practices in call-taking, record-keeping, and dealing with crisis situations. Extensive Q&A time is included.
Exploring Poverty: This workshop explores the perspectives of our neighbors in poverty so that we can be even more compassionate as we serve them. It provides an insightful lens for looking at some of the differences between economic classes that we often find perplexing. This is ideal for Vincentians who want to deepen their sense of solidarity with those we serve.
Praying During Home Visits: Bringing spiritual support to our neighbors-in-need is an important part of Vincentian life. This workshop examines how we pray with those we serve and provides some suggested tools for deepening that prayer, including a simple process for extemporaneous prayer.