What is HopeSprings Training?
Our past training model known as the Journey is currently being reshaped, however we still offer training for new and existing volunteers and partners. Our training prepares individuals and congregants to engage in volunteer opportunities both in their communities and through HopeSprings’ existing partnerships with local HIV/AIDS Service Organizations. The Journey looks at issues such as:
• Learning the basic medical aspects of HIV/AIDS; its spread, immensity, complexity, risks, safety precautions, effective treatment and prevention methods, treatment and side effects, confidentiality and liability issues;
• Developing a heightened level of relational awareness and sensitivity especially toward those infected and affected by HIV;
• Developing skills allowing volunteers to effectively build authentic relationships in the HIV community;
• Learning effective communication skills, particularly reflective listening and story-telling to build and nurture Christ-based relationships with the individuals they serve;
• Helping to identify volunteer opportunities through HopeSprings and use the S.H.A.P.E. curriculum to determine where he/she feels called to serve; and
• Developing an appreciation as to why the church must respond to this pandemic.
HopeSprings provides educational guest speakers to churches, small groups, schools, service groups, and organizations.
If your church is interested in having a service or portion of a service dedicated to HIV/AIDS awareness, education, and a scriptural mandate to get involved, we can help! If you are looking for sermons related to HIV, we can provide those too. Contact us for more information.
If you are interested in having a Journey training at your church, please contact us.