Traditional Dates: August 20 - December 6
RST_220_D1: Theories & Methods [D. Kawulok] 3.0 Syllabus
Tuesdays | 6:00-9:00p
An introduction to the various methodologies used in theological research. It presents the research skills required to study the Church as a living, Christian community constantly interpreting its own life within the context of an ongoing relationship with God.
Weekend Dates: August 25 - December 2
RST_280_W1: Pastoral Care: Foundations & Issues [K. Schinhofen] 3.0 Syllabus
Saturdays 8/25, 9/8, 9/29, 10/20, 11/10 & 12/1 | 8:00a-4:30p
Pastoral Care can be defined as that ministry which provides accompaniment or presence and assistance to persons who have encountered significant loss or life challenges. It employs a sacred form of listening in a variety of settings that allows the client to speak of both practical matters and matters of faith in the same conversation. Pastoral Care provides ethical and practical assistance such as referrals to trusted counselors and agencies. This course will provide substantive content, referral skills and resources, and practice in pastoral listening skills.