2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

PAS 320 Counseling and Care in the Church

This course examines the caretaking responsibility of pastoral ministry set within the ministry context of the local church. Reflecting on Paul’s own efforts of pastoral care through the lens of his Thessalonian correspondence, students will identify the foundational elements that comprise a basic theology of pastoral caretaking, examine the historical development of shepherding care, assess various types and approaches of pastoral counseling, and develop basic skills of a holistic caring ministry. This course will encourage the importance of the self-care of the pastor, boundaries of life and ministry balance, and mobilization of the church community in the care process. (3 credits)