Introduction to Pastoral Care

Introduction to Pastoral Care is a survey of pastoral care, including: theological underpinnings, the pastor’s role, pastoral care issues, and tools. Much of a pastor’s time is spent caring for people, so the purpose of this course is to introduce what it means to pastor, while exploring the breadth of pastoral care. We will spend time discovering the distinctiveness of the pastoral role, while building a foundation for the work of pastoral care. In addition, we will briefly explore several common pastoral care topics. The syllabus can be found here.


Trimesters Offered

Spring 2024

Type of Course

Ministry Essentials

Course Area

Ministry & Leadership

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