PCC5100EN - Pastoral Care Theory & Theology

Course description

An in-depth analytical framework of the Biblical foundations, Theological background and current theories to equip Christian for the work of ministry to people in the passages and crises of life.

How this course benefits students

The master's course requires basic knowledge of biblical imagery and theological reflection on the ministry of care, support and transformation. It is designed to further equip the student so that they can effectively present the gospel, make disciples, and engage the world.

Why this course is important

the life and work of a Christian ministry has to move beyond exegesis. The assignments will move the student into “real world experiences.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Pastoral Care & Chaplaincy
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

The course is built upon Luke 4:18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.” Although this is a Messianic prophecy, it also describes the purpose of all believers in a hurting world. There are those who are in a prison of guilt and shame. Other need both physical and spiritual healing. Still others are held captive by experiences in the past.

Missionally driven

this particular course will examine how to Christian and equipped to go where God is already working among hurting people.

Contextually informed

This course will prepare works with a foundation to be and do ministry both within and outside the walls of the local congregation.

Interculturally focused

Our world and our nation is made up of intercultural communities that require the ability to list, learn and be in incarnational ministry. These course provides an introduction and an advance understanding of how a Christian work is an expression of incarnational ministry.

Practically minded

The structure of teaching and the assignments will keep this information crossing the bridge from academic discussion to practical applications.

Experientially transformed

The students will be assigned a project that moves this information from reflection to actual engagement