This unit explores the theological nature of pastoral care and the relationship between theology and pastoral skills. It aims to help students develop a reflective basis for pastoral practice that is grounded in Christian theology and Biblical studies. Consideration will be given to the uniqueness of ‘pastoral’ care, to some of the challenging questions raised in situations of crisis, and to the appropriate use of prayer and Scripture in pastoral situations. Scope will be given for students to explore a range of contextual issues and questions in pastoral ministry.
Unit Code: DP2509P
Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2
Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
Delivery Mode: Online
Proposing College: Pilgrim Theological CollegeShow when this Unit is running
Demonstrate an understanding of the biblical and theological foundations of pastoral care.
Articulate the integrative connections between theology and pastoral practice
Demonstrate an ability to integrate theology and skills in their own pastoral practice.
15pts in each of Biblical Studies and Theology
Engagement in online materials, tasks and tutorial discussion
15 minute class presentation about how the integration of theology and ministry skills was approached by a student in a particular context (1000 words equivalent)
Essay of 1500 words based on the class presentation
Reflective paper (2000 words) which sets out the student’s understanding of pastoral
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2014
Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-14 09:07:11 +1000