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Details for Pastoral Theology

This paper discusses the theological issues involved in pastoral ministry at an advanced level in light of growing practical and theoretical experience.


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Paper code: THE
  • Credit points: 15
  • Total workload hours per week: 10
  • Number of timetabled hours per week: 3 *

* Note: Papers with reduced contact hours (such as those taught in Intensive format) will have an increased assessment component.

Prerequisites

Understanding the Faith THE101

The paper Pastoral Theology is part of the subject area Theology and is offered as a part of the following Awards: Bachelor of Contemporary Ministry (New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)).

Paper Content

Curriculum Objective

This course discusses the theological issues involved in pastoral ministry at an advanced level in light of growing practical and theoretical experience.

Outcomes

Students should be able to

  1.      Critically evaluate the theological and historical foundations of pastoral theology
  2.      Discuss the interplay of history and culture in the formation of pastoral theology
  3.      Explain the difference between pastoral theology and pastoral counselling and their     appropriateness within a theological framework
  4.      Evaluate a range of  pastoral situations and develop appropriate strategies of care within the context of the Aoteoroa/NewZealand church.
  5.     Critically Reflect on their ministry and that of others

Subject Content

  1. Historical perspectives in pastoral theology
  2. Various theological models for the integration of theory and practice
  3. Biblical examples of ministry and the theological understanding of these models
  4. Model of the self
  5. Contexts for pastoral care and counselling skills
  6. Application of the learning to specific pastoral situations

This course may be offered in the following formats

Classroom, intensive, extensive, distance learning modes.

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

Book Review (30%, 1500 words); Ministry Reflection (20%, 1250 words); Major Essay (50%, 2500 words)

Prescribed Text

No set text

Representative References