SCG4200EN - Spiritual Caregiving in Crises & Disasters

Course description

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.

How this course benefits students

Ministry during a crisis or disaster has many facets that are unique to that role

Why this course is important

This course is Experiential in that the class will help the student understand the experience being a healing presence.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Spiritual Caregiving
Educational level
Bachelor
Learning type
Instructional
Prerequisites
None
Upcoming terms*
  • 2021-04 (March 7, 2022 - May 1, 2022)
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Professor
Dr. Howard Woodruff, Professor of Disaster & Crisis Response

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

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.

Missionally driven

This course is Biblical in that pastoral care is a Biblical task

Contextually informed

This course is Missional in that the subject of this work is done outside the physical plant of the church.

Interculturally focused

This course is Contextual because it addresses needs in the environment of the person(s) being assisted.

Practically minded

This course is Intercultural because Intercultural because chaplaincy ministry is available to all who will receive it.

Experientially transformed

Ths course has Practical application in society because disasters occur in society.