Units (Subjects)

Pastoral Skills and Methods

AQF: 6/7/8

* Please note: Due to COVID-19, this unit will be offered in 'off-campus mode', that is, a mix of online lectures, videos, activities and interaction with lecturers and fellow students.*

Thursday Daytime Unit


Christian ministry is grounded in God’s love for people in the gospel of Jesus Christ. That means Christian ministry is necessarily about loving and caring for people, so that they love, trust and look to Christ. Ministry to people can be challenging at the best of times, and especially when people are faced with crisis such as relationship breakdown, death, mental illness or domestic violence. 

This unit aims to develop your understanding of the nature of pastoral care and the role of pastoral workers, and to provide you with skills and awareness of a wide range of pastoral issues, including domestic violence, anxiety/depression, dealing with cancer, handling church conflict, suicide, grief and loss, and abuse.

AQF level: 6/7/8
Times: Thursdays 2.10pm-3.00pm + 3.05pm-3.55pm + 4.00pm-4.50pm
Dates: 23, 30 July; 6, 20, 27 August; 3, 17, 24 September; 15, 22, 29 October; 5 November
Location: Croydon Campus, 43 Badminton Road, Croydon 2132
Lecturer: Rev Mark Adams, Jill McGilvray, Leonie Menzies, Janet Riley, Rev Rob Smith
Credit Points and Costs:
APC003 = 36hrs - Audit (no assessments) - $792
PC003-612 = 12cp (1 unit) - DipTh, AssocDeg, BMin, BTh - $2400
PC003-712 = 12cp (1 unit) - BMin, BTh - $2400
PC003-812 = 12cp (1 unit) - GDDiv, MDiv, MTS - $2400

If you are interested in this unit, please feel free to contact our registrars for more information. We also encourage you to contact us to ensure your choice of unit is suitable for your level of study or course that you might be working towards.

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