TMPS 7182 Pastoral Care in/with Communities of Faith: Creating Networks of Care (Fall: 3 )
Life is in inherently relational, multidimensional, interconnected, and located within larger systems and structures - i.e. communities. Thus, our practices of pastoral care and counseling must likewise attend to the multidimensional and systemic nature of relationality. This course uses an interdisciplinary approach to explore personal, pastoral, and communal processes of creating networks of care in communities of faith and para-church organizations. Both pastoral and lay leaders will learn how to engage and utilize systems theory, conflict theory, therapeutic skills and processes, and theological and spiritual resources to navigate conflict, foster dialogue, and build constructive solutions and possibilities in community as part of an overarching practice of pastoral care. Particular attention will be given to one's self-in-relationship and the capacity to remain a non-anxious, non-reactive constructive presence.
Instructor(s): William Roozeboom
Last Updated: 04-Apr-17