The purpose of LOPIM is to instruct and empower pastoral caregivers in the art of care and presence, thus preparing them to competently and compassionately provide pastoral care ministries; and to ultimately graduate such caregivers that are trained to work professionally and academically with pastors, churches and as resources within the community.
…Bring good tidings to the afflicted
…Build up the broken-hearted
…Proclaim liberty to captives and the opening up of prison to those who are bound
The immediate purpose of our course is three-fold and directly affects the fulfillment of the mission of LOPIM: