SCG5810EN - Issues in Spiritual Caregiving and Community Health Care

Course description

This course will focus on the multiple aspects of holistic health in relation to spiritual care. Participants will also explore spiritual care opportunities through a project focusing on the wholistic health needs of a specific population of their choosing.

How this course benefits students

Spiritual caregiving is an often overlooked aspect of community healthcare.

Why this course is important

Health and wellness are gifts from God. Christ’s mandate to heal includes the many aspects of holistic health and wellness included in the concept of health ministry.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Spiritual Caregiving
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

This course is based on a biblical worldview and includes scripture references and story.

Missionally driven

Christ sent his disciples into the world to preach, teach, and heal. Health ministry fulfills the healing mandate.

Contextually informed

This course is based on the core principles, information and resources of the Westberg Institute for Faith Community Nursing, the Health Ministries Association and other national and international organizations focusing on faith and health.

Interculturally focused

Spiritual caregiving and community health care is customized to each participant’s unique setting

Practically minded

This course provides customizable tools and templates for assessment and caregiving.

Experientially transformed

This course includes interactive activities that assist the participant to utilize the information in a way that blends their unique gifts and talents with the needs of the community to be served.