Community of Hope


Our Mission is to create Christian communities of lay volunteer pastoral caregivers united in prayer, shaped by Benedictine spirituality, and equipped for and serving in pastoral care ministries.

Volunteer Training
The Community of Hope training awakens volunteers to God's call in their lives. To help individuals discover and better understand their own spiritual gifts for ministry, each participant is encouraged to explore pastoral identity and a "rule of life," practicing sacred silence, Christian meditation, compassionate listening and lectio divina, all within the context of Benedictine spirituality. This experience becomes a "journey into wholeness," building community and developing spiritually-centered pastoral caregivers.

The Circle of Care
This is where the ongoing life of the Community of Hope is sustained. The Circle of Care is a monthly meeting for the support of pastoral caregivers that typically features continuing education, peer supervision and support, worship and community building.

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St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Indianapolis
Community of Hope, International

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