Students who complete the Pastoral Care stream will be awarded the New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies.
The Pastoral Care stream follows the Carey academic year (March to November), but it may be possible for the practical placement to begin earlier, if arranged in advance.
Your Contextual Theological Praxis (MF505) includes participation in tasks that are critical to pastoral care work and learn skills such as facilitating small group sessions and visiting a range of pastoral care contexts.
The full programme of Contextual Theological Practice plus six courses can be completed in one year full-time, or over two to four years.
Study may be on-site or by distance, or a combination.
Alongside your participation in intentional ministry and pastoral care development and tertiary level study in Bible & Theology, Mission and Ministry you’ll also receive:
You will also study:
MM561 – Introduction to Pastoral Care
MS510 – Te Ao Māori
MB532 – Introduction to the New Testament
Applied Theology Lecturer and Pastoral Care Mentor
It’s tremendously exciting to be able to invite you to join the pastoral care stream. One reason for this is that pastoral care can change the world. Another is that its reach is seemingly limitless. Everyone has cause to rejoice and cause to mourn; everyone experiences troubles within and without; and everyone has questions about God, people, and life. Whether you’re steeped in pastoral care experience or just dipping your toes into the water for the first time why not join us as we explore how pastoral care connects with all of these points and much more besides. It’s going to be a wonderful journey!