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Pastoral Skills and Methods

AQF: 6/7/8 hybrid

Tuesday Evening 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 a 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.

Lecturers: Rev Rob Smith and Tim Dyer
AQF level: 6/7/8
Lecture Mode: hybrid*
Times: Tuesdays 6.45pm–9.30pm
Dates: 13, 20, 27 July; 3, 17, 24, 31 August; 7 September; 5, 12, 26 October; 2 November 2021 (Exam period = 11-22 November)
Location: Croydon Campus, 43 Badminton Road, Croydon 2132
Credit Points and Costs:
APC003 = 36hrs - Audit (no assessments) - $390 on-campus*/$351 off-campus*
PC003-612 = 12cp (1 unit) - DipTh, AssocDeg, BMin, BTh - $2520
PC003-712 = 12cp (1 unit) - BMin, BTh - $2520
PC003-812 = 12cp (1 unit) - GDDiv, MDiv, MTS - $2520

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 units in this mode are delivered face-to-face in the classroom only, with a limit on numbers (for Covid safety).
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