PCC5140 Assessing Sociocultural Foundations of Pastoral Care

Course Overview

Educational Level: Graduate, Master
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Hal Scott

Course Description:

Students will assess foundations of pastoral care with an emphasis upon cultural context, ethnic diversity, gender, sexual orientation, age, education, religious orientation, and socioeconomic status. From these perspectives, students will develop a comprehensive pastoral care communication model for relating to individuals in their own contexts.

How This Course Benefits Students:

With the increased liability of practicing pastoral care, student must understand and adhere to the commonly accepted professional standards for institutional ministry and missional activities.

Why This Course Is Important:

Students need to understand the state of the formal study of pastoral care in order to benefit from these fields of study without compromising their biblical faith and commitment to reaching others for the sake of Christ.