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pc-431-personal-development-and-ministry

PC 431 - Personal Development and Ministry

Term: Fall 2013

Course Description:

An introductory course that focuses on increasing the interpersonal and intrapsychic awareness of the pastor. The course is geared to helping pastors become  more caring persons by increasing their self-understanding.

Professor Willy Muller
Text Books
  • Bellous, Joyce E. Educating Faith: An approach to Christian Formation. Edmonton, AB:Tall Pine Press, 2012.
  • Dann, Jill & Derek Dann,The Emotional Intelligence Workbook: The Practical Way to Get Results. London, UK: Hodder Education, 2012.
  • Lencioni, Patrick.The Five Temptations of a CEO. San Francisco, CA: Jossey - Bass, 1998.
Details Type: Mod/Hybrid   Location: Taylor  Credits: 3
pc-531-essentials-of-pastoral-care

PC 531 - Essentials of Pastoral Care

Term: Fall 2013

Course Description:

An introductory course dealing with the theology, theory, and practice of pastoral care in the context of Christian ministry. Attention will also be given to how pastoral care is performed though the leading of special worship services: Lord's Supper, baptism, weddings, and funerals, etc

Professor Len Thompson
Text Books
  • Miller, Calvin. Letters to a Young Pastor.Colorado Springs: David C. Cook Publishers, 2011, (256 pages)
  • Purves, Andrew. Pastoral Theology in the Classical Tradition. Louisville, Ken.: Westminster/John Knox Press, 2001 (125 pages)
  • Patton, John. Pastoral Care: An Essential Guide. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2005. (120 pages)
  • Stairs, Jean. Listening for the Soul: Pastoral Care and Spiritual direction. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2000. (213 pages)
  • Stone, Howard. Crisis Counselling (3rd Edition). Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2009 (128 pages)
  • Thompson, Leonard. Developing the Spiritual Life. Edmonton: Urban Centre for Evangelical Spiritual Formation, 2010.*
  • __________________. Strengthening Spiritual Relationships. Edmonton: Urban Centre for Evangelical Spiritual Formation, 2010.*
  • __________________. Conquering the Flesh Nature. Edmonton: Urban Centre for Evangelical Spiritual Formation, 2010.*
  • __________________. Discerning a Deeper Sense of Calling. Edmonton: Urban Centre for Evangelical Spiritual Formation, 2010.*


* These texts are available through the Urban Sanctuary – either electronically or in printed form.

Details Type: Semester   Location: Taylor  Credits: 3