Spiritual Care

Spiritual Care

At Lower Lights Christian Health Center, we believe it is critical to provide care for the whole person. Our Spiritual Care program, staffed by clergy and volunteers, ministers to patients by encouraging, listening and praying with them. If you are interested in this life-changing program at LLCHC, please contact Thomas Fletcher at (614) 274-1455 ext. 330.


We offer monthly Spiritual Care Training classes for individuals interested in joining our team, or learning more about offering such care.

All interested in volunteering are required to attend Introduction to complete a total of eight (8) hours of training before being authorized to volunteer in the program.  The training criteria are specified below:

Introduction to Spiritual Care:  2 hours
Spiritual Care Elective:  2 Hours (See schedule for available electives)
Shadowing of Current Spiritual Care Provider:  4 hours
Successful completion of a Criminal Background Check (State and Federal)

2019 Training Schedule:
Location:  1160 West Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43222

Introduction to Spiritual Care:  Thursday, May 9, 2019 (5:00 pm – 7:00 pm)
Change: Postponed until Thursday, June 13!

Diversity in Spiritual Care (elective):  Thursday, May 16, 2019 (5:00 pm – 7:00 pm)

Introduction to Spiritual Care:  Thursday, June 13, 2019 (5:00 pm – 7:00 pm)

Praying with the Sick, death and terminal illness (elective):  Thursday, June 20, 2019 (5:00 pm – 7:00 pm)
Change: Postponed until June 27

Introduction to Spiritual Care:  Thursday, July 11, 2019 (5:00 pm – 7:00 pm)

Course Descriptions:
Introduction to Spiritual Care:  In this required section of training for all of our Spiritual Care providers, we explore the foundations of spiritual wholeness, where Spiritual Care fits into modern medicine and what it looks like to offer such care.  This training, taught in a dialogue format, will challenge some preconceived notions of Spiritual Care while helping us all see that modern medicine is not complete without it.


Spiritual Care Application (PDF)

Spiritual Care Reference Form (PDF)

All completed applications should be sent to Thomas Fletcher or mailed to the Health Center at 1160 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43222.

Online Spiritual Care Application


The Spiritual Care Provider training requirement is a minimum of 8 hours. On-going in-service training may take place after the initial training period.