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The Living Wholeness Institute, Brisbane Campus, Brisbane School of Theology

We’re excited to announce a new partnership between Living Wholeness and Brisbane School of Theology. Our aim is to provide multi-level training for God’s people who are seeking to support, help and provide care for those around them, whether in a congregational, mission, ministry or professional setting. These courses lead to a LW/BST certificate of course completion.

Bearing one another’s burdens

God’s word urges his people to be caring for those around them. As Paul wrote, “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ” (Gal. 6:2; ESV). There are many reasons why this does not always happen. Lack of support, lack of confidence, lack of skill, and the lack of professional resources all can keep churches and God’s people from providing the care, support and counselling that people need.

The burdens people carry may involve medical conditions, mental health issues, life and family crises, bereavement and persistent sin. Some burdens need the kindness and encouragement of a thoughtful friend, others need professional intervention. Every church needs a network of pastoral care.

These courses offer personal transformation and training aimed to assist these different levels of response to need. You may want to be a better friend; you may have responsibility for providing care. Or you may be a mental health professional facing these issues daily. One of these courses are for you.

Location

The courses are offered on the campus of Brisbane School of Theology, 1 Cross St, Toowong. Parking is available on Wool St, adjacent to Anzac Park.

Trainers

Dr John Warlow MB ChB FRANZCP

John is an experienced counselling and coaching Adult, Child and Family Psychiatrist and as the developer of the Christian Wholeness Framework (CWF) is passionate to facilitate the development of Christian mental health professionals and growing the body of Christ.

 Dr Jenny Richardson MBBS FRACGP M. Couns

Jenny brings a wealth of experience as missionary, mother, pastoral care worker, GP counsellor at Foundations Counselling Centre, and through Living Wholeness.

COURSES

All courses conducted online via Zoom

APPLIED INTEGRATED THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES FOR MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONERS

This course is for mental health professionals who have a solid grounding in the Christian Wholeness Framework (CWF), who are wanting to get greater mastery over wholistic therapeutic processes from an integrated Christian perspective. Adult learning processes will be applied. The course will cover a wide range of therapies, maximising and integrating the strengths of the group in the context of case-based learning. Participants of this course can expect to have a broader, more integrated and more robust capacity to facilitate change.

Dates

This 6 week course and run from 31 August–19 October with a two week break from 28 September–5 October.
The sessions will run from 5-7pm and will take place over Zoom.

Applicants will require a referral from previous Living Wholeness training or courses.

Cost

$450 per term
Subsidies available for applicants in sponsored positions or nationals working in the Asian region. 

APPLY FOR THIS COURSE

HAVING A CHRISTIAN CONVERSATION IN A CRISIS

  • How do we respond when someone tells you they are ‘not going so well’?
  • What is going on for those around me who are experiencing hardship and how can I better understand what they’re going through?
  • Where does God and faith fit into these conversations?

This 6 week course is aimed at introducing the everyday Christian to knowledge, skills and attitudes to support them with navigating some of the trickier conversations during this time. This course will cover the concepts of the Christian Wholeness Framework. This is a series of tools aimed to empower and equip the church with integrating their faith and responding to the pain and suffering of those around them.

Dates

This 6 week course and run from 31 August–19 October with a two week break from 28 September–5 October. The sessions will run from 2-4pm and will take place over Zoom.

Cost

$200 per term

APPLY FOR THIS COURSE

GOD-CENTERED CHANGE

For leaders in churches and organisations with responsibility for congregational leadership, pastoral care, small & youth groups, etc, who want to deepen their theological, anthropological, and relational attitudes, skills and knowledge to foster transformation.

The course consists of two terms of six weeks. Each session is for two hours, Monday 10am-12pm.

Dates
Term 1
God-centred transformation July 13 – August 17

Term 2
God-centred relationships (Dates TBA)

Cost
$450 per term
($400 for three or more from a church or ministry) Includes training and electronic materials.

Applicants will require a reference from a pastor or leader.

APPLY FOR GOD-CENTRED CHANGE COURSE

INTEGRATING FAITH & PRACTICE

For professionally trained practitioners (counsellors, psychologists, GPs, etc.) in the field of mental health, seeking to integrate faith and practice, utilising case-based, interactive learning processes.

The course consists of two terms of six weeks. Each meeting is for one and a half hours, Monday 5-7:00pm.

Dates

Term 1
Integrating Faith & Practice July 13 – August 17
Term 2
Theory & Practice: Case based, interactive learning (Dates TBA)

Cost

$600 per term
Includes training and supervision.

Applicants will require a reference from a pastor or leader.

APPLY FOR INTEGRATING FAITH & PRACTICE COURSE

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