Enabling Pastoral Care – MA

Enabling Pastoral Care

Masters level module

Monday 7th – Friday 11th January 2019
Approximately 10am – 5pm each day
Tutor: Joan Singleton

Churches that are seeking to be biblical in their expression of shared life have significant resources at their disposal to be effective communities of care. While pastoral caring may occur ‘naturally’ as part of a Christian community, it is important in any ministry context that people who are involved in providing or facilitating pastoral caring in either a local church context or in a broader sphere reflect critically and theologically on both the theory and practice of their caring.

This module gives you an opportunity to do this for the context in which you are working, although the focus will be on church-based caring. It will also help you to think about how to enable others in a variety of roles in pastoral caring.

The module will look at:

  • definitions of pastoral care
  • models of pastoral care in contemporary church context
  • critical reflection on how selected theological perspectives impact pastoral care practice
  • biblical resources for pastoral caring
  • strategies for enhancing pastoral care in a church community context
  • enabling others in the practice of pastoral care
  • selected issues in pastoral care
  • reflection on your own caring practice

If you have any questions please contact Sarah on 01 8069060 or sarah@ibi.ie.

Fees and application.
Attending only with no assessment: €375
Attending with assessment: €550
This is a masters level module and applicants will need to be able to engage at this level. Required pre-reading will be given once your application has been processed.

You can apply for this module online below or download an application form and email it to sarah@ibi.ie.


Please note IBI is closed from Friday 21st December until Wednesday 2nd January 2019.


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