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Purpose: The purpose of this course is to provide students the opportunity to experience ministry and the application of pastoral care and counseling skills and to reflect upon that experience. The goals include: 1. To confirm present knowledge as well as learning new knowledge about pastoral care and counseling. 2. To develop understanding about persons and their needs from a pastoral perspective and purpose. 3. To experience the applications of pastoral care counseling knowledge and skills in the context of a “hands-on” ministry. 4. To reflect on one’s acts of ministry in order to gain insights about those actions, about the needs of people, and about one’s style of ministry. 5. To develop one’s pastoral identity and integrity in ethical conduct, and role of authority, in pastoral care and counseling.
Asbury Theological Seminary
PC, 660, Practicum, in, Pastoral, Care, SU, 08