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KNP2548 – Pastoral Care: Self, Family, Congregation

This course introduces students to practices and theories of pastoral care with an emphasis on self awareness and pastoral practice in an intercultural context. The first half of the course will focus on systems theories – family of origin, cultures of origin and social identity. Students will explore and present their own families of origin and social identity as a means to learn the theory, consider ministry implications and develop self awareness. The second half of the course will provide hands-on opportunities to practice pastoral skills while learning theory regarding grief and loss, death and dying, ethical decision making, spiritual care, developing pastoral relationships. Lecture, discussion, small group work, mid-term paper, case studies.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: John Henderson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Course Syllabus: Click here to see the course syllabus
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 20