(3)This course is designed to prepare students for ministry in a variety of possible pastoral settings. Students will learn what it means to be caregivers who develop skill in listening, supporting, encouraging, and befriending. Sensitivity and wisdom will be gained toward issues people experience such as life-changing events; marriage, family, and relational problems; and coping with illness, loss, and grief. Students will learn to promote wholeness, wellness, and balance in the people they serve. Also, practical pastoral duties such as preaching, teaching, counseling, and visitation; the conducting of weddings, funerals, and special religious holy day activities; and the administration of sacraments will be explored.
Offered each Spring.
This course information is from the 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog. View this catalog.