This unit enables students to integrate theology and pastoral practice. It explores the theological nature of pastoral care and the relationship between theology and pastoral ministry as well as providing an insight into recent trends in the nature and practice of pastoral care. It aims to help students develop a reflective basis for their own pastoral practice which is grounded in Christian theology and Biblical studies. Consideration will be given to some of the challenging questions raised in situations of crisis, to diverse cultural perspectives, and to the appropriate use of prayer and Scripture in pastoral situations. Liberty will be given for students to explore a range of contemporary issues and questions in pastoral ministry and to offer a way of dealing with these issues and questions which integrates sound theology and effective practice.
Unit Code: DP8500P
Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational
Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
Delivery Mode: Face to Face
Proposing College: Pilgrim Theological CollegeShow when this Unit is running
Demonstrate an understanding of the biblical and theological foundations of pastoral care.
Articulate and critique the integrative connections between theology and pastoral practice
Integrate theology and skills in their own pastoral practice
Engage with challenging questions raised in contemporary pastoral ministry in such a way that demonstrates an integration of theology and pastoral practice
At least 48 points of Foundational Study
Interactive engagement among class participants between contextual pastoral experience and the foundations of Christian theology and Biblical Studies
Written Reflective Journal 2000 words
Paper 4000 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 29 Sep, 2019
Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-18 14:44:24 +1100