PCC3130EN - Pastoral Care Skills

Course description

Basic skills for the caring Christian to live out their passion for Christ and their ability to assist the lost and the lonely, the bruised and the battered, the broken and the bored. Particular attention will be given to the foundational skills of listening, the development of empathy and feedback.

How this course benefits students

The course is intended to be both an introduction as well as providing foundational skill sets. Christian in every walk in life, find themselves in conversations with people who are hurting.

Why this course is important

Friends and family are the first people that individuals seek when they are going through a crisis. When the hurting does seek the guidance of a professional

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

Both the bachelors and masters course are rooted in Paul’s admonition in Romans12:15-18, 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited. 17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.”

Missionally driven

This course will give students the tools to equip students to live out the gift of God’s grace.

Contextually informed

The course will equip the student to be an empathetic listener with counseling skill whether the context is over a cup of coffee, a Third World Country ora therapeutic room.

Interculturally focused

Students will be equipped to be sensitive to systems and values of other cultures.

Practically minded

Academic research will be complemented by assignments that will involve practical application that are followed up with a verbatim.

Experientially transformed

Learning best takes place when the didactic is woven together with the experiential. The practical assignments will immerse the student in the experiential.