Introduction to Pastoral Care and Counseling (PT 518)

MDIV Adjunct professor of counseling ba, Trinity college MDIV
This course is an introduction to the principles, and techniques involved in the pastoral ministry of care and counseling. Pastor Lee Eclov emphasizes basic counseling skills and ability to relate to others, he discusses biblical, theological and ethical concerns in pastoral care ministry and presents an overview of common counseling concerns. During this course you will: – learn to approach ministry counseling issues from a perspective of soul care, in order to help God’s people grow in Christlikeness as they deal with life’s problems and decisions; – begin to develop a personal Biblical framework within which to place your counseling ministry and an awareness of the common counseling situations that you may face, such as depression, grief or family issues; – gain knowledge of the history and place of counseling in pastoral and ministry settings.
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