PCC3120 Social and Cultural Foundations of Pastoral Care

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Hal Scott

Course Description:

Foundations of pastoral care will be explored 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 pastoral care communication model for relating to individuals in their own contexts and environments.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Everyone ministers within a context. Unless the minister recognizes his or her own biases and the distinctivess of the others’, then missional efforts will be degraded. This course helps fill this need.

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.