Pastoral Care Field Education
At the end of this unit students should:
- have begun to develop a theology of ministry and to reflect on the biblical issues as candidates come to the tasks of ministry;
- have begun the process of integrating student’s various subject studies with actual ministry in different situations;
- been exposed to a variety of ministry contexts, and to give experience in different ministry tasks under supervision;
- learned some skills for ministry;
- be aware of some issues relating to the conduct of congregational-based ministry.
- Pastoral Visitation – congregational members, families, the sick, the home-bound, those on the fringe of the church
- The pastoral care of new believers; assimilation into the life, work and witness of the church
- Pastoral opportunities provided by enquiries for the baptism and blessing of children; preparation of candidates for communicant membership
- An introduction to ministry to the dying and bereaved, including the preparation and conduct of funerals; follow-up of the bereaved.
- Field Work: the supervisory relationship; the supervisory session; and learning covenants; evaluation; field committees.
Workload: Two semesters, 4 credit points, 24 contact hours + 200hrs field experience
Pre-requisites: 16 credit points of core foundation level units
Who: Anthea McCall and Richard Trist
When: Semester 1 and 2
3 Field Committees
4 Other forms