Pastoral Skills & Methods

This subject enables students to know and understand the aims and methods of pastoral care, administrative requirements of care, and community resources for pastoral care. Skills, models and methods of pastoral care and typical pastoral care contexts will also be practised. After students have completed the subject, they will be in a position to:

1. Integrate perspectives from pastoral skills and methods with their other theological studies
2. Commence a ministry of pastoral care
3. Observe community standards in pastoral care, including referral and record keeping
4. Maintain appropriate self care

Subject Code:PC403 - Undergraduate
PC603 - Graduate
Pre-requisites PC402/602
Title:PC403 Pastoral Skills & Methods
Study Modes :On-Campus, Distance
Next Available:Semester 2, 2017

Dr Judy Wilkie


Dr Judy Wilkie

    Time Commitment

    This subject will require a time commitment on behalf of the student. If you are studying online you will need to commit to approximately 10 hours per week. If you are studying on campus you will need to commit to 3 hours of lecture time and approximately 7 hours private study per week.


      To be advised in the first of class.

        Recommended Reading

        • Rodgerson, Thomas E and Wicks, Robert J., Companions in Hope: the Art of Christian Caring (NY: Paulist Press, 1998).
        • Stairs, Jan, Listening for the Soul (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress, 2000).

        Students who have not completed PC602:
        • Lartey, Emmanuel Y., Pastoral Theology in an Intercultural World (UK: Wipf & Stock, 2013).

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