1 x 2-hour seminar weekly
1 THEO1507 - Introduction to Pastoral Care
1a Admission into MTHS-Master of Theological Studies
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a))
Enrolment not permitted
1 of THEO2504, THEO8501 has been successfully completed
Topic description
This topic introduces students to community practices of spiritual care. It engages practical wisdom in faith-based communities through reflection and action
Educational aims
This topic aims to:

  • provide opportunities for exploring social and theological challenges in pastoral care
  • explore relationships between faith-based communities and their local contexts
  • provide opportunities for reflecting on the engagement of practical wisdom in community based spiritual care.
Expected learning outcomes
Students who have completed this topic will be able to:

  • review theological issues for community based spiritual care
  • demonstrate effective spiritual care practices for a range of presenting community needs
  • define community based spiritual care responses to local crisis situations