This course will assist the student to develop a basic understanding of how to provide spiritual caregiving in crises and disasters and it will equip them to support and/or participate in such ministry in either a professional or voluntary capacity. Emphasis will be placed on the differences between caregiving during a crisis/disaster and routine pastoral care.
Ministry during a crisis or disaster has many facets that are unique to that role
This course is Experiential in that the class will help the student understand the experience being a healing presence.
this course will provide the orientation and understanding needed by students to be effective in applying the principles of crisis and disaster spiritual care. Person who respond to disaster need to understand these principles and be able to apply them.
This course is Biblical in that pastoral care is a Biblical task
This course is Missional in that the subject of this work is done outside the physical plant of the church.
This course is Contextual because it addresses needs in the environment of the person(s) being assisted.
This course is Intercultural because Intercultural because chaplaincy ministry is available to all who will receive it.
Ths course has Practical application in society because disasters occur in society.