In the course of church history, a number of different soul-care practices have been developed, in order to meet the pastoral needs of people as well as possible. This course will examine the foundations and practices of pastoral counseling and to clarify the difference between this ministry and therapeutic counseling. Furthermore, it will examine the chances and risks of pastoral counseling, as well as its limits in terms of offering care for clinical mental illness and psychosomatic needs.
|DURATION||8 WEEKS + RESEARCH|
|PACE||TUTOR GUIDED START MAY/04/2020|
|VIDEO TRANSCRIPT||AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH|
|TOTAL TIME||60 HOURS IN TOTAL INCL. LECTURE AND RESEARCH|
One of the main pastoral tasks is providing biblical counsel for congregation members. The necessary knowledge and skills for this practice are best won in specific courses and practical training exercises. Foundational to this is a basic understanding of the various facets of modern Psychology.
This course covers Church History from the Protestant Reformation to the current time, based on selected events and developments. The course will follow the path of the Reformation from the European Continent to England and Scotland, and continue with the development of Protestant traditions in North America.