Master of Arts in Christian Ministry and Leadership

Pastoral Care & Counseling

Units by Discipline
Total Units Price per unit Bible Exposition Intercultural Studies Languages Philosophy Practical Ministry Research / Christian Education Spiritual Formation Theology Electives
64-66 $538 9 3 0 0 25 1 6 15 5-7

Overview

As a result of this program, the student will:

  • Develop empathic listening skills and have a commitment to use and teach these skills in life and ministry.
  • Be aware of their personal issues and able to develop a personal network for growth.
  • Have a commitment to sound ethical principles related to pastoral ministry.
  • Be aware of their limitations and their ability to diagnose the pathology of individuals, couples, and families and know how and whom to refer people to for needed help.
  • Know the theories and the issues of counseling and the lifespan development of people and be able to apply this knowledge in ministry contexts.
  • Be skillful in program development of pastoral ministry in a church or parachurch environment.
  • Be able to take people from relationship through realization to responsibility.
  • Have a commitment to the application of biblical knowledge and theological foundations in the exercise of ministry skills.

Curriculum

Course Units
BE 517 Hermeneutics/Bible Study Methods 3
BE 519 Survey of Genesis - Malachi 3
PT 707 Found of Pastoral Care & Counseling 2
SF 501 Intro to Spirit Theology & Formation 3
SS 510 Theological Research Method 1
TH 511 Theology I - Revelation & Nature of God 3
BE 520 Survey of Matthew-Revelation 3
HT 514 Historical Theology Survey 3
PT 740 Issues & Ethics in Ministry 2
SF 503 Personal Foundations of Spiritual Formation 3
SF 505 Talbot Spiritual Direction 3
TH 512 Theology II - Works of God, Angels, Man 3
PT 693 PCC Internship I 1
PT 604 Pastoral Care & Chaplaincy 3
PT 628 Marital Counseling 3
PT 708 Advanced Pastoral Counseling 3
TH 613 Theology III - Christ, Salvation & the Spirit 3
PT 694 PCC Internship II 1
  Electives 5
CL 555 Intro to World Missions 3
PT 703 Church & Society 3
PT 716 Addressing Common Pastoral Counseling Concerns 3
PT 725 Counseling Troubled Families 3
TH 614 Theology IV: Church & Last Things 3
PT 694 PCC Internship II 1
  Electives* 2
  Total 64-66

 

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