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How can we help our pastor when crisis arises?
How can we reach out to the community outside the walls of our churches?
We believe the CAREForce Practical Chaplaincy program and related Crisis Care programs can meet this great pastoral need.
Help Us Equip the Faith Community
We are now raising up teams and trainers to reach the DFW, Houston, San Antonio and Austin Texas areas. We are working on what we believe to be a sound strategy and an excellent training model that we can duplicate in key metro areas throughout the nation with live training and then with the development of on-demand web based or DVD training with lesson plans for facilitators that we can take worldwide.
Click DONATE to go to our secure donation form. Under Give to a Specific Program, please choose Community Development – Chaplaincy (Steve Neuwoehner).
Meet Steve Neuwoehner
Steven Neuwoehner M.A.R. / Chaplain CAREForce
Director of Community Development, Grace Center for Spiritual Development
Chaplaincy Institute Core Trainings
The Foundational Course and other important Crisis Care training classes are:
- Assisting Individuals in Crisis (16 Hours)
- Group Crisis Intervention (16 Hours)
- Suicide TALK (2 Hours)
- safeTALK (suicide alertness for everyone) (4 Hours)
- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (16 Hours)
- Mental Health First Aid (16 Hours)
Meet Ken Schlenker
Sr. Chaplain Ken Schlenker
Director of Chaplaincy Program, Grace School of Theology
Sr. Chaplain Ken Schlenker is the founder and President of CAREForce, a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization providing Crisis Training, Response and Organizational Development for community & first-responder organizations. Chaplain Ken is an Expert Witness and Diplomate with the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and the National Center for Crisis Management, holding board certification in crisis chaplaincy, emergency response and stress management. He serves on the education committee for the International Conference of Police Chaplains and is both a member and trainer. Sr. Chaplain Ken is a Master Trainer for LivingWorks.net, which provides the international standard for suicide intervention with over 2 million individuals trained. Sr. Chaplain Ken attended Level 1-4 of the California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Master Instructor Development Institute and is the author of the CA POST Law Enforcement Basic Chaplain course. He is a trainer for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation and the National Council of Behavioral Health Mental Health First Aid. Chaplain Ken currently serves as the Director and Professor for the School of Chaplaincy at Grace School of Theology and the Grace Center for Spiritual Development Chaplain Institute located in The Woodlands, TX.
I’m envisioning hundreds of trained and equipped Crisis Care lay ministers throughout the greater Metroplex to bring the love of God as Christ Ambassadors to a hurting world by becoming the first responders sent by the churches and faith community to touch the various needs that arise within the congregations and to the broader community. Imagine having a network of ecumenical Crisis Care Ministry Teams coordinating across the entire Metroplex and known as the “go to team” for natural disasters, crisis intervention by the church and parachurch organizations reaching into the various secular environments.Steven Neuwoehner