The College Course programme at Belfast Bible College makes theological education accessible to everyone. We have a variety of courses which are relevant and interesting, taught by gifted people with diverse experience.
WSF brings together Christian women from a range of church backgrounds and with varied life experiences to share and study together in Belfast Bible College’s unique setting. A typical Monday morning in WSF includes worship and prayer, biblically-based teaching by our team of experienced tutors and informal fellowship over tea or coffee.
Mondays from 9:45am to 1pm starting in early September and running until May each year.
How do we respond with care and compassion to the people in our churches, our families and our communities who are facing difficult circumstances? It is often challenging to know how to offer advice or practical help that will really benefit people in need.
We have designed this course for people who are involved or interested in becoming involved in offering pastoral care to people of any age facing a wide spectrum of challenges. You will be brought on a journey from the biblical, historical and theological roots of pastoral care to principles for care that reflect the heart of God for others in contemporary contexts.
Among the many issues addressed are: the spiritual life of the carer; the role of prayer, presence, practical help and Scripture in pastoral care; developing policies and strategies for pastoral care in the church; and pastoral responses to specific life experiences including loss and grief, gender and sexuality, suffering, forgiveness and relationships.