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Pastoral Skills and Methods
SEMESTER 2 2024
Thursday Evening Unit
PC003-612/712/812 + PC206-912
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 and Kristen Young
AQF level: 6/7/8/9
Lecture Mode: hybrid*
Times: Thursdays 6.45pm–9.30pm
Dates: 18, 25 July; 8, 15, 22 August; 5, 12, 19, 26 September; 17, 31 October; 7 November 2024 (Exam period = 18-25 November)
Location: Croydon Campus, 43 Badminton Road, Croydon 2132 + online via Zoom
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
PC206-912 = 12 credit points (1 unit) Specialised Studies – MMin, MDiv, MTS
2024 costs to be announced soon
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.