Introduction to Pastoral Care
This course is open to everyone.
From serving lasagna at the potluck to praying at a hospital bedside, pastoral care happens in contexts that are the most mundane, and the most critical, in our faith communities. This course is designed to introduce you to pastoral care and the issues that commonly arise in pastoral ministry. Our goal is to address topics that are directly relevant and applicable to your real-life ministry work. Through readings, discussion, and self-reflective exercises, you will:
- Increase your understanding of the essence of pastoral care.
- Identify theological, scientific and awareness resources for future use in pastoral care
- Deepen self-reflection awareness and skills needed to provide thoughtful pastoral care