Boundaries and Bridges Part 2

Summer 2019
Start Date:
Thursday, May 9, 2019 to Friday, August 9, 2019
10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Schedule Notes:

In-class component on Thursdays from May 9 and ending June 27. The class will run from 10:00 until 3:30 with a 1-hour break from noon until 1:00. the field education component will start the first full week of May (6 - 10) and end on August 9th, with accommodations made for students to complete their 120 hours of field education by the end of August if they have had to take time away due to illness (they are not allowed to be at the hospital if they have a contagious infection or viruses), civic/statutory vacation days, or some other valid circumstance.

Pastoral Theology

This pass/fail course builds on the material offered in Part 1 of Boundaries & Bridges and is designed to expand students’ mastery of the practices essential to effective and ethical pastoral care. B&B-2 is comprised of a three-hour in-class component at Wycliffe College and a 10-hour field education placement at St. John’s Rehabilitation Hospital. The course instructor and field education supervisor will work collaboratively and be in regular communication about students’ progress in the course.

The primary focus of this course is to provide students with opportunities to learn and demonstrate their ability to:

  • understand and embody the principles of bringing themselves to ministry with skill, authenticity and integrity (i.e., competent use of self)
  • articulate a pastoral image of themselves that is lived out in their pastoral functioning
  • skillfully engage in a range of pastoral skills essential to providing pastoral care to diverse populations
  • competently and accurately assess the strengths and needs of those they are serving pastorally
  • integrate their conceptual in-class learning with the practice of pastoral care in the field education placement

The overarching goal of this course is for each student to gain the requisite skills involved in becoming a person who values and has the ability to offer sensitive and effective pastoral care, is committed to the ongoing task of developing their capacity for ethical thinking, and consistently behaves with authenticity and integrity.

Enrolment Notes:

Drop deadline to avoid academic and financial penalty: 12pm May 16, 2019

Additional Notes:

Because this is a pass/fail course, consistent attendance and timely submission of course assignments are required in order to receive credit for this course.