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Pastoral People at Work

Code: DP1035L
Points: 18
Study mode: Practicum

The purpose of this unit is to provide the student with the opportunity to engage in supervised pastoral care to others, and then to reflect with supervisor(s) and peer(s) on his/her practice of ministry. Over a 12-week semester, the unit consists of, per week, 4–5 hours of pastoral care to people in a stipulated setting (e.g. parish, hospital, etc, or combination of places) as well as 3–4 hours in reflective writing, and 2 hours in consultation with the student’s pastoral supervisor and peer(s)/mentor(s).

Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Study level: Undergraduate Level 1


  • Completion of Pastoral People 1 or Pastoral People 2, or both, is highly desirable.
  • Recommended: Active involvement within a community or service area, where the student is able to engage in acts of pastoral care and counselling. It is also assumed that participants have grounding in the essentials of the Christian faith.


Further information

  • Refer to the current Student handbook for required texts.
  • Learning outcomes, assessment details and recommended texts are provided before the scheduled unit start date.

Pastor Richard Haar