• This course is to help students obtain basic elements to nurture and guide individuals and families. Students are required to develop competence in the care of those who are alienated or abandoned by families and in the alleviation of distress in marital and family conflict.
  • An introduction to the Church’s pastoral care of the individual, the family, the congregation and the members of the community with development of skills in individual counseling through theological and psychological analysis of case studies, professional growth groups. An introduction to several counseling methods which are appropriate for pastoral use will be introduces to students.
  • A study and examination of the roles and functions of pastoral work as designed in Scripture and various church traditions. Students are required to identify the foundational pastoral tasks and their personal competencies for ministry.
  • This course explores how spiritual formation occurs in Christian leaders. With an understanding the very nature of spiritual formation, some of the issues that hinder spiritual formation taking place in our lives will be discussed. Some of the barriers such as our own addictions and idolatries will be addressed so that we are able to experience God’s grace in our personal lives and ministries. With an increased desire to move toward deeper intimacy with Jesus, we focus on developing significant formational habits in order to cultivate our interior life. Flowing out of our intimacy with Christ, we will more effectively minister in the church and in the society.