Pastoral Care Part One
Porterbrook Network

Pastoral Care Part One

What is pastoral care? Who should do it? How does it relate to secular approaches to care for the flock? What does the Bible say about what it means to be a person and how change happens? This course walks us through answers to these questions.

At a Glance

This 9 lesson course leads you step by step through bible passages, key concepts, practical examples and exercises.

Pace yourself by setting aside 40 minutes a day, for 30 days, to read, reflect, and pray your way through the course.

Each lesson includes
  • Insightful articles on Bible passages, doctrine and application
  • Instructional videos
  • Helpful illustrations
  • Interactive reflection boxes to make and store your notes
This course is ideal for
  • Christians who want to grow spiritually and who want to develop a gospel-centred approach to the subject
  • Pastors with busy schedules, who want to grow in character, ministry skills and gospel direction
  • Small groups who want to go deeper by studying in depth at home and then meeting together to discuss and share learning
  • Leadership teams and church planting core groups, who want to set out and implement a biblical vision for their church

Intermediate

20-25 hours

More Details

All Christians have a responsibility to pastor one another by speaking the gospel in love. This course gives us a biblical definition of pastoral care, interacts with secular approaches to helping others and outlines a biblical approach to change. It sets the foundation for Pastoral Care Part Two.

Course Overview

  • Unit 1. Pastoral care and the Christian: part one
  • Unit 2. Pastoral care and the Christian: part two
  • Unit 3. Pastoral care and the Christian community
  • Unit 4. Pastoral care and secular counselling models: part one
  • Unit 5. Pastoral care and secular counselling models: part two
  • Unit 6. A biblical understanding of the problem: part one
  • Unit 7. A biblical understanding of the problem: part two
  • Unit 8. A biblical understanding of change: part one
  • Unit 9. A biblical understanding of change: part two

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Instructors

Tim Chester
Dr. Tim Chester

Tim Chester is a pastor of Grace Church in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, a faculty member of Crosslands. He is the author of over 30 books and commentaries including You Can Change and A Meal with Jesus, as well as being co-author of Total Church.