Homeless Ministry Volunteer Training
Shift Your Paradigm. Learn New Interpersonal Skills. Change Lives.
(FBI Psych Expert Warns: These Non-Verbal Skills Are So Effective, They’re Dangerous!)
Do you know why it’s so hard to leave a conversation with most homeless people?
Because you don’t feel like you’ve solved anything, and that’s unsettling.
If you want to help homeless people experience lifelong change more than you ever thought possible, sign up for Babysteps’ homeless ministry volunteer training. There’s no cost to attend, and it includes refreshments.
Take just one Saturday morning to invest in your own relational growth, and you’ll learn how to relate with homeless people in ways that respect them, build them up, and allow you to have conversations and impact far beyond what you’ve seen before.
Next Training Event: May 19, 2018
If you want to do homeless ministry of any sort, you will walk away from this training knowing how to get past the suspicions and fears most homeless people have developed to protect themselves from people trying to “help” them.
One homeless man we knew refused to even acknowledge us for more than five years. It took that long to gain enough trust just to have a simple conversation. Why?
Because they know what it feels like to be treated like a project. And they’ve been hurt by life, sometimes in severe ways. We’ll show you how to treat them like people – human beings with real stories, hardships, and needs.
If you are:
- Nervous about what to say
- Unsure of how to respond if they share a rough story
- Wanting to help them feel listened to
- Wondering if and when it’s respectful to bring up God (or how to respond when they do it first)
This training will answer all these questions and equip you with the most practical skills possible. So practical that you’ll learn things like how to stand, what to do with your hands, the ‘taco head tilt’ method, and so many more.
In fact, the non-verbal communication skills revealed and taught in this training are so effective at gaining people’s trust, that a behavioral psychology expert in the FBI warned not to share them with too many people.
But we’re sharing them with you, because most homeless people have been traumatized, neglected, ignored, broken, and discarded by the system and by people. And it takes radical interpersonal skills to break through that and gain the trust it takes to have a meaningful conversation.
In addition to those powerful non-verbal skills, this homeless volunteer training will show you:
- The first thing to do when beginning a conversation with a homeless person
- Reflective listening skills that keep the conversation going
- If, how, and when to bring Jesus into the conversation without being pushy
- A 9-step scale to diagnose the person’s openness to wanting help of any sort
- Specific ways you can make a personal impact in the lives of the homeless
Most homeless ministry work doesn’t produce change because it’s done in the same manner as “relief” work – the kind of help that arrives after a natural or human-caused disaster.
The Babysteps homeless training teaches you how to do what’s called “rehabilitative” work – ongoing efforts that have long-lasting impact. It’s the kind of help most homeless people need if they hope to get back on their feet.
As a result of this training, you will be empowered to become what we call a “conversational doctor.”
If you want to have personal impact on homeless people, the Babysteps homeless ministry volunteer training will empower and equip you like nothing you’ve done before.