LINC® Training

LINC® Training Sessions

Session 1 - The Age Wave

A transformation is underway. Many of our loved ones are no longer able to be cared for by their families at home. That has created an influx of the aging population moving to senior living communities. In this session, statistics and changes are discussed, relating to the aging of America.

Session 2 - A New Perspective

This session offers new ideas in providing ministry to those living and serving in senior living communities.

Session 3 - Biblical Directives

James 1:27 reads, “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this to look after orphans and widows in their distress.” God’s Word is clear on the responsibility of the local church in serving the elderly. During this session, you will discover the biblical directives in serving the aging.

Session 4 - Starting a LINC®

LINC® is a ministry designed for your church to partner with a senior living center located in your community. A successful LINC® occurs when a volunteer team from the church becomes actively engaged and invested in the lives of resident and staff for the purpose of meeting their spiritual needs. This session offers steps for the church to follow in establishing a LINC® ministry in senior living community.

Session 5 - Myths & Characteristics

This session will cover myths of those living in senior living centers and identifies physical, mental, emotional and social challenges that are common with those living in senior living communities.

Session 6 - Practicing Spiritual Disciplines

In this session, we will discover ways to experience the positive visit through relying on the presence of the Lord.

Session 7 - Prayer Ministry

Prayer is the number one coping mechanism for the aging. In this session, we will discover the need to pray, how to pray and ways to pray for those residing in health centers.

Session 8 - End of Life

Some residents are nearing the end of their lives here on earth. In this session, we will discover the effective ways to demonstrate compassion and care during the last days.

Session 9 - Overcoming Personal Challenges

In this session, we will take a humorous look at how not to conduct a visit with a resident.

Session 10 - What’s in Your Bucket?

During this session, we will discuss how to get in touch with and identify the feelings and emotions of those living in a senior living community.

Session 11 - Volunteer Behavior

In this session, we will examine the rules and regulations to follow while serving in a senior living community.

Session 12 - Disabilities & Limitations

In this session, we will observe some of the disabilities and limitations those aging may struggle with. You may want to demonstrate this with your group.

Session 13 - What Residents Want

Through this video, Esther, a resident herself, will share with you how you can make a positive visit.

Session 14 - Life Story

In this session, you will learn how to listen and write down a resident’s story in order to use that story to convey compassion and care.

Session 15 - Effective Communication

In this session, we will discover effective to approach and respond to residents that result in conveying care and compassion.

Session 16 - Active Listening

How to become a good, skilled listener will be demonstrated in this session.

Session 17 - Worship/Bible Study

Hands‐on, practical suggestions on leading worship and Bible studies will be presented in this session.

Session 18 - Effective Evangelism

Hands‐on, practical suggestions on leading worship and Bible studies will be presented in this session.

Session 19 - Alzheimer’s/Dementia

In this session, practical ways will be presented in overcoming the barriers and limitations of Alzheimer’s and dementia in ministering to residents.

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