Course Area of Study: Practical Ministry
This is an introductory course to Pastoral Counseling. The student becomes familiar with the broad scope of pastoral counseling: what it is; how the pastoral/ministerial identity affects its practice; how it is practiced; and the pastoral counselor’s responsibilities. The course acquaints the student with the skills necessary for the 20th century parishioner seeking counseling. It explores several areas in which ministers/pastors are most frequently involved and assists students to develop their own particular style of counseling.