P520 Introduction to Pastoral Care

Students explore ways to pay attention to suffering and to identify resources within and outside of churches that contribute to pastoral support and care. In addition to skill building of listening and reading “living human documents,” students learn how different theologies of pastoral care inform and clarify the emerging care practices in wider communal, intercultural, and theological contexts.  While self-care to support the ministry leader is addressed, the class focuses on the pastoral care practices that the ministry leader practices in their ministry context.

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