Christian Pastoral
Caregivers Association

About CPCA

The Christian Pastoral Caregivers Association, operating out of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, encompasses pastoral care service, advocacy, and education. Reaching out from a base of spiritual wholeness, we strive to be a source of compassion, comfort and hope to those we visit.

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Jubilee Year

CPCA is currently taking a Jubilee Year. The purpose of the Jubilee Year is to wait in the Lord to provide direction for the future of CPCA.

During this time, we will not be accepting memberships, or offering any courses. We will resume activities at our 2023 AGM in late March.

We will continue to offer our pastoral care tips if you would like to sign up for our mailing list.

Calgarian Dr. Magda Czegledi Publishes a New Book

Calgarian Dr. Magda Czegledi publishes a new book: "A New Perspective on Mental Wellness": How a Whole Health Approach Supports Lasting Recovery, on Amazon!

To order your copy today click here

Dr. Czegleli writes:

This book brings together everything I've learned about emotional and mental health. I've personally experienced the transformative power of a growing faith in Jesus and a basic lifestyle change. In 2004 my prognosis included permanent long-term disability, unending medication, and intermittent shock treatments. Yet I've now been in recovery for eighteen years and off medication for fourteen! Through God's grace I've worked in mental wellness education and peer support for a decade, and in the last five years I've had the incredible pleasure of seeing a 'ripple effect': a number of individuals whom I have helped in their recovery journeys are now in turn ministering to others.

Inside this book you will find:

  • the reason for the epidemics of depression and anxiety
  • details on the four components of mental wellness
  • the best way to use medications
  • a review of when psychotherapy can be biblical
  • practical suggestions on moving forward
  • helpful resources

In this book, I've gone beyond just laying out facts. It's a road map to improved mental and emotional health so you can thrive, not just survive! Grab an extra copy for a friend or loved one and share the journey together!

Blessings!

Magda Czegledi MD

Courses


May I Sit with You Awhile?

Practicing the Basic Arts of Pastoral Care

This course is designed to prepare visitors for the Ministry of Pastoral Care in the Church. It offers pastoral care visitors the opportunity to learn and practice the basics of pastoral visiting and focuses on the needs of the people receiving care. Six workshops feature a combination of information and hands-on practice: Defining Pastoral Care; Pastoral Care Visiting; Developing Listening Skills; Grief & Loss, Ethics; Professionalism & Administration; Spiritual Practices in Pastoral Care.

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Love at Last Breath:

Companioning at End of Life

This course approaches the issue of visiting with residents/patients and family in a caring, compassionate manner that goes beyond simple passing of time. The ministry of presence is a vital part of companioning. However, understanding the dynamics of how to companion in an effective way and understanding the needs of the dying person and their families are key to effective companioning.

This is an interactive seminar with opportunities to practice what you are learning.

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