3 Credit Hours
This class provides basic preparation for the task of pastoral care and counseling in a congregational setting. Students will explore how their faith journey and life experiences influence the way they perceive the world and the issues that congregants bring to them as pastoral caregivers. Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of pastoral care principles and the basic skills necessary to provide pastoral care within the congregation. Case examples will be used to illustrate scenarios that may arise in a pastoral setting. Students will exit the class having articulated their framework for pastoral care.