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Certificate in Pastoral Caregiving

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  • Objectives
    The programme provides an introduction to the basic knowledge necessary to conduct pastoral caregiving; Reading Scripture for understanding and spiritual nourishment; Introductions to caregiving in the Christian Church and to theological and ethical thought; Traditional Christian beliefs as these developed through history, and are collected in a contemporary catechism; Prayer and spirituality as these have been practised and experienced in the Church; The reality of the Church, its sacramental life and pastoral practice; Training in interpersonal and group skills that will be needed in dealing with people in various situations; The Certificate attests that graduates have acquired a basic knowledge and skills to engage in pastoral activities.
  • Entry requirements
    Students must have either a college diploma or acknowledgement of Mature Students status (21years of age).
  • Academic Title
    Certificate in Pastoral Caregiving
  • Course description
    15 credits - Foundational Courses (3 credits each)

    THEO 203 - Introduction to New Testament
    THEO 402 - Pastoral Caregiving
    THEO 404 - Practicum in Pastoral Caregiving
    AHSC 230 - Interpersonal Communication and Relationships
    AHSC 232 - Working in Task Groups

    15 credits - Elective Courses (3 credits each)


    The remaining 15 credits (5 courses, 3 credits each) are from electives, in the area of scripture, history, systematic, ethics and spirituality. Students must choose one course from each grouping:

    Scripture - THEO 315 or 317
    History - THEO 206, 320, 322
    Systematics - THEO 331, 332, 334 or 336
    Ethics - THEO 204, 351 or 353
    Spirituality - THEO 234 or 340

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