DSC 605 – Pastoral Care

Gloria Woodland, DMin

Assistant Professor of Chaplaincy Studies and Spiritual Care
Director of Chaplaincy Program

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Pastoral Care

How can the people in your church become more effective at walking alongside those facing life’s challenges and opportunities? Pastoral care is an integral part of any ministry—caring for individuals dealing with personal struggles, hopes, fears, and choices. This translates into meaningful influence in the lives of those in your ministry context. This course will equip learners to understand mental health challenges and provide them with insight into key issues and topics that arise in pastoral care conversations. They will also learn tools for a biblical, integrated, and holistic pastoral care model that will equip learners to help others navigate through life well.

You can earn graduate credits by enrolling in our Ministry Foundations Graduate Certificate program and successfully completing each Ministry Foundations course. To qualify, you will need to apply and be accepted as a graduate student at MB Seminary. In addition to attending the course intensive teaching weekend, each course also has required readings and assignments that are to be completed over an eight-week term. These courses run sequentially and are designed to be completed within one academic year, and once you have successfully completed all four courses, you will receive our Ministry Foundations Graduate Certificate (worth 12 graduate-level credits). If desired, you can choose to enrol in another certificate, a master’s degree program, or explore transferring these graduate credits to another institution.

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All leaders are learners, and many people and workplaces recognize the value-added benefit of continuing education. Now, you can receive official recognition by integrating ministry and learning together through our Ministry Foundations Continuing Education Certificate. This certificate (and continuing education credit) is achieved in two parts: by attending a teaching weekend and by completing an applied ministry assignment. After successfully completing all four courses, you will earn the Ministry Foundations CE Certificate that provides you with an official record of completion and can be used to satisfy a credentialing body.

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If pursuing graduate credit or a continuing education certificate is more than you need at this time, we invite you to consider participating in our teaching weekend for your personal interest. You’ll gain valuable insights and ideas from leaders in their field and strengthen your personal knowledge and ministry. No assignments or readings are required.

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