Accessibility Skip to Global Navigation Skip to Local Navigation Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Site Map Menu

PAST216 Current Perspectives on Pastoral Care

Pastoral care as the caring, nurturing and compassionate work of the church as a whole, increasingly viewed as outward-facing, lay-centred, and attentive to communal, societal and cross-cultural dynamics.

The word 'pastoral' in pastoral care conjures up images of pastors - ministers, priests, clergy. Instead, this paper will present pastoral care as the work of the church as a whole. Thus, this paper will provide opportunities to explore pastoral care as missional, involving all Christians in a variety of settings.

Paper title Current Perspectives on Pastoral Care
Paper code PAST216
Subject Pastoral Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2017
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

^ Top of page

Prerequisite
36 100-level points
Restriction
PAST 316
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Theology
Notes
May not be credited together with PASX207 or PASX307 passed in 2013.
Contact
lynne.baab@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Lecturer: Dr Lynne Baab
Paper Structure
Topics:
  • Module 1: What is Pastoral Care?
  • Module 2: The Theological and Historical Underpinnings of Pastoral Care
  • Module 3: The 20th-Century Pastoral Care Paradigm and its Post-modern Critique
  • Module 4: Pastoral Care Today, Setting 1 - The Congregations
  • Module 5: Pastoral Care Today, Setting 2 - The Community
  • Module 6: Pastoral Care Today, Setting 3 - Cross-Cultural Encounters
  • Module 7: Pastoral Care Today, Setting 4 - An Unjust World
Assessment:
  • Two essays - 30% each
  • One essay - 25%
  • Online discussion - 15%
Teaching Arrangements
Five 1-hour audioconferences and one teaching day
Textbooks
No textbook required. A course book has been developed for this paper.
Course outline
View the course outline for PAST 216
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper at 200 level will be able to
  1. Understand the biblical and theological foundations of the church's ministry of pastoral care
  2. Grasp the basic elements of the 20th-century therapeutic paradigm of pastoral care and the reasons for its critique
  3. Have a clear understanding of the late 20th-century shift toward the communal-context and intercultural paradigms of pastoral care
  4. Recognise the core components of today's congregational setting of pastoral care (lay involvement, pastoral care with families/couples, visitation ministries with the sick, the ageing, the dying and the bereaved)
  5. Be aware of key underlying principles and examples of pastoral care in the community setting, including pastoral care with prisoners, the homeless and the mentally ill

^ Top of page

Timetable

Not offered in 2017

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

Pastoral care as the caring, nurturing and compassionate work of the church as a whole, increasingly viewed as outward-facing, lay-centred, and attentive to communal, societal and cross-cultural dynamics.

The word 'pastoral' in pastoral care conjures up images of pastors - ministers, priests, clergy. Instead, this paper will present pastoral care as the work of the church as a whole. Thus, this paper will provide opportunities to explore pastoral care as missional, involving all Christians in a variety of settings.

Paper title Current Perspectives on Pastoral Care
Paper code PAST216
Subject Pastoral Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

^ Top of page

Prerequisite
36 100-level points
Restriction
PAST 316
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Theology
Notes
May not be credited together with PASX207 or PASX307 passed in 2013.
Contact
paul.trebilco@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Academic Liasion: Professor Paul Trebilco
Lecturer: To be advised
Paper Structure
Topics:
  • Module 1: What is Pastoral Care?
  • Module 2: The Theological and Historical Underpinnings of Pastoral Care
  • Module 3: The 20th-Century Pastoral Care Paradigm and its Post-modern Critique
  • Module 4: Pastoral Care Today, Setting 1 - The Congregations
  • Module 5: Pastoral Care Today, Setting 2 - The Community
  • Module 6: Pastoral Care Today, Setting 3 - Cross-Cultural Encounters
  • Module 7: Pastoral Care Today, Setting 4 - An Unjust World
Assessment:
  • Two essays - 30% each
  • One essay - 25%
  • Online discussion - 15%
Teaching Arrangements
Five 1-hour videoconferences and one teaching day
Textbooks
No textbook required. A course book has been developed for this paper.
Course outline
View the course outline for PAST 216
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper at 200-level will be able to
  1. Understand the biblical and theological foundations of the church's ministry of pastoral care
  2. Grasp the basic elements of the 20th-century therapeutic paradigm of pastoral care and the reasons for its critique
  3. Have a clear understanding of the late 20th-century shift toward the communal-context and intercultural paradigms of pastoral care
  4. Recognise the core components of today's congregational setting of pastoral care (lay involvement, pastoral care with families/couples, visitation ministries with the sick, the ageing, the dying and the bereaved)
  5. Be aware of key underlying principles and examples of pastoral care in the community setting, including pastoral care with prisoners, the homeless and the mentally ill
Eligibility
Any student can study Theology, whether they are of the Christian faith, another faith or of no religious faith at all. Theology is an examination of the scriptures, history, content and relevance of the Christian faith, but it presupposes or requires no Christian commitment from students. All it requires is an inquiring mind and an interest in those skills that can be gained through the study of any subject in the Humanities.

^ Top of page

Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
T1 Wednesday 15:00-20:50 30