PASTORAL CARE COURSE
Each Thursday morning from November-December and February-May
This course brings students on a journey from the biblical, historical and theological roots of pastoral care to principles for care that reflects the heart of God for others in contemporary contexts.
The course is designed 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. If you’re a Christian with a passion to care for others, especially those who are finding life difficult, this course is for you. It might not only increase your knowledge and skills but also change your heart.
Among the many issues addressed are: the spiritual life of the carer; the role of prayer, presence and the Bible in pastoral care; developing policies and strategies for pastoral care in the church; and pastoral responses to a specific life experiences including loss and grief, gender and sexuality, suffering, forgiveness and relationships.
There is no compulsory assessment for this module, but a Belfast Bible College Certificate of Attendance will be issued to those who participate fully in the course. In order to obtain the Certificate, no more than three of the 18 weeks can be missed.