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A Companionship Training - Co-hosted by the CPE program at SFTS and Marin IFC
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A Companionship Training

Saturday, November 16, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Lower Alexander Hall, SFTS Campus

Cost: $25 ($10 for students/seniors)

Register Today!

Contact: Chaplain Paul Gaffney, 415-302-0248

The Clinical Pastoral Education Program at San Francisco Theological Seminary, in partnership with The Marin Interfaith Street Chaplaincy, is pleased to offer this Companionship Training facilitated by Laurie Garrett-Cobbina, Shaw Family Chair for Clinical Pastoral Education at SFTS, and Paul Gaffney, Chaplain at Marin Interfaith Street Chaplaincy.

This original training developed by Rev. Craig Rennebohm, founder of the Mental Health Chaplaincy, offers an introduction to the five practices of Companionship: Hospitality, Neighboring, Sharing the journey side-by-side, Listening, and Accompaniment. This training will give you the tools to listen consciously, with openness and awareness, to the stories and difficulties of others; to enable at least a momentary reprieve; and to encourage a strengthening for the journey ahead.

  • For those who want to get involved with the work of the Marin Interfaith Street Chaplaincy, this training will provide a foundation for you to be a confident volunteer.
  • For those who volunteer for the REST (Rotating Emergency Shelter Team) program, this training will deepen your experience of the hospitality that you offer to the guests who sleep in your congregations during the winter months.
  • For community residents, this training will offer you a different way of being in relationship with each other and with those in your community who are living with less.
  • For seminary students with a chaplaincy concentration, this training is highly encouraged.


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