Art of Pastoral Care

Course Description: This course is an experiential and critical exploration of pastoral care. Care giving in a faith community is by its nature a theological activity, drawing on religious tradition, social sciences, theology and the gifts of the people involved. In pastoral care giving, the integration of person, faith, belief, method and practice is foundational.…

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Holistic Mission Engagement

Course Description: This course seeks to understand and integrate the biblical principles of evangelism, conversion, and personal salvation with the biblical mandate for compassion and social concerns. A brief survey of the historical and current trends will be presented to help understand the complexity of the issues, and help the students develop methods to accomplish…

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Global Worker: Principles and Practice

Course Description: This course addresses the many issues the cross cultural missionary worker needs to understand to prepare for effective service from a Biblical and practical perspective. It will equip the student with understanding and preparation for a life of fruitful cross cultural ministry in Canada or around the world. It will present a focus…

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Pastoral Counselling

Course Description: This course is an introduction to the preparation, philosophy, theology, and skills of the pastoral counsellor. It addresses issues and situations commonly faced in the pastor’s office. Practical application of the principles and skills learned during lectures will be applied through various experiences and integrative assignments. Prerequisite: DEGS203

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Leadership and Team Dynamics

Throughout our lives, and in varying degrees we both give and follow leadership. In other words, we both have and submit to authority. Given that leadership and followership are so inseparable and mutually influential, this course explores how followers can set healthy relationships with their leaders and teammates through clarifying personal values and effective observation…

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Administration of Children & Family Ministry

Organization and administration are essential skills for any children’s pastor to develop. This course will help students gain a basic proficiency in these areas by helping them take a closer look at ministry to children and their families in the local church in order to evaluate and improve it. Course topics include (but are certainly…

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Curriculum Design and Development

Churches have many good curriculum options to choose from, but with this blessing also come some challenges: How do they evaluate and choose a curriculum? If they decide to write their own, how do they go about it? How can they adapt what they already use to better meet their needs? Students will explore these…

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Orientation to Online Learning

Distance Education Course: The purpose of this course is to introduce you to online learning. This includes an overview of independent study, online learning, research tools available to you, and essay writing, and APA formatting. Course Description: If you have been away from formal study for some time, or if you are new to online…

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Leadership Systems and Services

Distance Education Course: This course is a senior course that prepares students for their leadership roles in ministry. Course Description: This course will examine the elements of effective management within multiple dimensions of holistic Christian ministry settings. Attention will be given to establishing a foundation for the understanding of the essential functions of management, individual…

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Managing Ministries

Distance Education Course: This course is a study of effective management within a Christian setting. Attention will be given to the essential functions, skills and activities of management including mission and leadership, individual and collective performance, human resources, and team building as well as fund development and management. Attention will also be given to the…

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