9:00 am — 4:00 pm
Covenant Reformed Church
265 Albion Rd.

Toronto, Ontario M9W 3P1 Canada
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Course 6:

Reaching out: The Church and the Community


How might your church enrich its outreach to its own seniors and to those in it communities? How might we support families and caregivers as a church community?

“The righteous … flourish in the courts of our God.
They still bear fruit in old age;
they are ever full of sap and green,
to declare that the LORD is upright”
(Psalm 92).

This course is the sixth course out of 8 courses with the option to obtain a Certificate in MINISTRY FOR THE AGING


Dr. Tom McCormick
Tom McCormick enjoys the interrelationships among several disciplines. He has a BA in philosophy and mathematics, an MA in Bible (Westminster Seminary, Philadelphia), a PhD in Humanities (Linguistics & Philosophy, University of Texas, Arlington), and a PhD in Philosophy (Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto). Tom also integrates praxis with thought, serving as a chaplain at Long Term & Residential Care Homes, teaching ESL, helping coordinate services for immigrants, assisting minority language groups overseas with literacy, development, and Bible translation, while helping to train consultants and literacy workers. He has taught mathematics, linguistics, reading theory, orthography design, philosophy, theology, education, qualitative research methods, and language acquisition. His books include Meditation: a Practical Guide to a Spiritual Discipline; 2 books on Nursing Home Ministry; Theories of Reading in Dialogue; Science, Imagination and God; Towards a Christian Philosophy; The Field and the Spirit; Meditation: a Biblical Study. Tom has been working with those in Long Term Care Nursing Homes for more than 40 years and has taught at both graduate and undergraduate institutions, including conducting workshops both in North America and overseas.


Audit – There will be a $75 fee for auditing the module.
Certificate Level – There will be a $100 fee for each module.
Bachelors Level – There will be a $125 fee for each module.
Masters Level – There will be a $150 fee for each module.
There will an additional cost for the purchase of required reading material.
The cost will include a light lunch on the day of the conference.


1. Biblical Foundations of Ministries with the Aging (April 2017).
2. Principles and Practices of Spiritual Care for Seniors I (Sept. 2017).
3. Joy in Aging (Dec. 2017).
4. Reaching out: The Church and the Community; Families and Caregivers for Seniors (March 2018).
5. Aging, Stages of Human Development, and Spirituality (Sept. 2018).
6. Reaching out: Institutional settings; Families and Caregivers for Seniors (Nov, 2018).
7. Principles and Practices of Spiritual Care for Seniors II (Jan. 2019).
8. Cultural, Gender, and Religious Diversity; Global Aging (April 2019).

Please e-mail wsinstitute@outlook.com to register

or fill out the form on the “contact us” page

scroll down for a map to Bethel church 11251 Bayview Avenue Richmond Hill, ON, L4S 1L8


September 15, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dr. Tom McCormick and Rev. Matthew VanLuik

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