Living in Family and God’s Grace June 24, 2013

Hope for families. Summer will bring an opportunity for growth and empowerment for individuals, families and counselors. At Good Samaritan Ministries in Beaverton, Samaritans will present “ Living in Family and God’s Grace”, a summer GSM Intensive Training scheduled July 8 – 12, Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 4:30pm at the international headquarters.

It’s the place to be as long-time Samaritans and new people explore topics such as: 1)What is Family? 2) Internal Culture, 3) Divine Design for Interpersonal Communication, 4) Effective Communication in Marriage 5) PTSD Recovery and 6) Journey Out of Shame & Guilt.

Join with Samaritans who want to help their neighbors; professional and lay counselors, students and interns. Attend two hours, one day,… or all days. Call 503-644-2339 or email goodsam@gsmusa.org to register.

Families have various shapes and appearances today. “We will explore the Lord’s creativity and hope as He meets people where they are in their marriages and families” said Kathy Lane, GSM Lay Counseling Director. “It will be a time of rest, growth and encouragement.”

Monday July 8:

9:00am  Greetings

9:30am – 12:30pm   Healing guilt and grief.

Study the scripture through role play of a miracle of God’s Grace

(Break 11:00 – 11:15am)

12:30 Noon – 1:15pm   lunch

1:15pm – 4:30pm   GSM Vancouver team presents an adventure class.

(Break  3:00 – 3:15pm)


Tuesday July 9:

9:00 – 10:00 am  Greetings, telling your story

10 – Noon    Luke 18:15 – 17  People even brought little children to Him, for Him to touch them; but when the

disciples saw this they turned them away.  But Jesus called the children to Him and said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the Kingdom of God belongs.  I tell you solemnly, anyone who does not welcome the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it.’ (the Jerusalem Bible.)   This class will be an adventure of exploring the faith of a child.

Noon – 1:00pm   Lunch

1:00 – 2:45pm    Visitor from Egypt.  What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?  This class will help people understand

people who suffer with it.  By understanding, you will be able to encourage those who live with someone who struggles with PTSD.

2:45 – 3:00pm   Break

3:00 – 4:30pm     Understanding life with mental illness.  We meet people everyday who cope with mental illness.

“Who Is my neighbor” living with a mental illness?  What would it be good for me to know so I can understand and encourage . . . to contribute to solution?.  How may I encourage joy?    The Grace of God, knowledge and skill building in this class will improve our confidence through understanding how to communicate with our neighbors who live with mental illness.

Wednesday July 10

9:00 –  9:30am  Greetings

9:30 – 4:30 Ben Lessley, LPC Candidate.  Living well in family by learning how to be open from our hearts toward

each other.   You will enjoy being exposed to another way of thinking of being in family.   There will be skill building in a safe place.  (This class will have an addendum session4:30 – 6:00pm.  All are welcome to attend.)

Lunch 12:30 – 1:30pm    Breaks assigned by presenter


 Thursday July 11: 

9:00 – 9:30am   Greetings

9:30 – 4:30pm   Dave Anderson, LPC Candidate.    Communication in Marriage.  Effective communication in

marriage leads to growth, peace and healthy families.  Come and resupply the quivers in your communication pouch.  It can be great when we hear and are heard.  You will have an opportunity to practice skills in a supportive environment.

Lunch 12:30 – 1:30pm

Breaks assigned by presenter

Friday July 12:

9:00 – 10:30am    Healing from shame.  Teaching from a personal story.

10:45am –  12:30pm Becoming an adopter of people.    An international Samaritan Christian worker will share

about the healing possibilities for making family relationships even though ones birth family is fractured.

 12:30 – 1:15pm   lunch

1:15 – 2:15pm    A professionally trained actress will read Psalms and writings of Dag Hammarskjöld

2:15 – 2:30pm   Break

2:30 –  3:45pm   A study the Scriptures through role play of a miracle of Jesus

3:45 – 4:30pm   Closing Intensive with worship and gratitude

Call 503 644 2339 if you have questions – Please leave a message with contact information for Kathy Lane.

 To register call 503 644 2339 or email: goodsam@gsmusa.org.

Because lunch will be served, if you know at least a day ahead when you can attend, please call this number to let us know.  Thank you.



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Address: 7929 SW Cirrus Dr # 23, Beaverton, OR 97008