What does the church mean when it speaks of ‘pastoral’ care? what does it look like in practice, and how does it connect with a living Christian Faith? This unit offers a robust theological foundation for the practice of pastoral care. Drawing on the core theological resources of the Christian tradition it disrupts common understandings of pastoral care both within and beyond the church, clearing the ground for a fresh approach to a theologically informed pastoral ministry. Various contemporary issues and diverse life experiences provide a stimulating context for this pursuit.
Unit code: DP1500P
Unit status: Approved (New unit)
Unit level: Undergraduate Level 1
Unit discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
Proposing College: Pilgrim Theological CollegeShow when this unit is running
Demonstrate an understanding of the Christian foundations of ‘pastoral’ care.
Articulate connections between Christian theology and pastoral practice
Begin to integrate theology and skills in pastoral practice
I take the view that the process of learning and formation takes place relationally, in the mutual interaction of those who make up the learning community as we engage together in particular issues, themes and questions. The best way to do that will be to take seriously these things: scholarly tradition and sources, what you already know through experience and learning, the context in which you are located, the issues and questions which you bring, and the dynamics of our learning community.
No textbook is required for this unit.
|Type||Description||Word count||Weight (%)|
|Journal - Reflective Journal, kept weekly, under two guiding questions: What have I learned about my theology of pastoral care; What are the implications of this for my pastoral practice?||1500||30.0|
|Essay - A paper on the integration of theology and pastoral ministry in a particular context||2500||70.0|
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 17 Sep, 2021
Unit record last updated: 2021-09-17 13:22:21 +1000