Units (Subjects)

Pastoral Skills and Methods

AQF: 6/7/8, on-campus

SEMESTER 2 2022
Tuesday Daytime Unit

PC003-612/712/812

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 and trust Christ. Ministry to people can be challenging at the best of times, especially when people are faced with crises and tragedies.

This unit aims to develop your understanding of the nature of pastoral care and the role of pastoral workers. It will both celebrate the joys and opportunities of pastoral ministry as well as explore a wide range of challenging issues, including domestic violence, anxiety/depression, dealing with cancer, handling church conflict, suicide, grief and loss, and abuse.

Lecturers: Rev Dr Rod Thompson, Kristen Young and Yane Damanik
AQF level: 6/7/8
Lecture Mode: on-campus*
Times: Tuesdays 8.30am-9.20am + 11.05am-11.55am + 12.00pm-12.50pm
Dates: 19, 26 July; 2, 16, 23, 30 August; 13, 20 September; 11, 18, 25 October, 1 November 2022 (Exam period = 14-21 November)
Location: Croydon Campus, 43 Badminton Road, Croydon 2132
Credit Points:
APC003-612 = 36hrs - Audit (no assessments)
PC003-612 = 12 credit points (1 unit) - DipTh, AssocDeg, BMin, BTh, BDiv
PC003-712 = 12 credit points (1 unit) - BMin, BTh, BDiv
PC003-812 = 12 credit points (1 unit) - GDDiv, MDiv, MTS
Tuition Fees:
Audit = $405 on-campus*/$365 off-campus*
AQF unit levels 5-7 (12 credit points) = $2,580 (Overseas student = $2,973)
AQF unit levels 8-9 (12 credit points) = $2,640 (Overseas student = $3,042)
For further details see Costs

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*2022 LECTURE MODES:
On-Campus: 
units in this mode are delivered face-to-face in the classroom only
Off-Campus: units in this mode are delivered live online only, that is, a mix of online lectures, videos, activities and interaction with lecturers and fellow students.
Hybrid: units in this mode are delivered both on-campus and off-campus concurrently.

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