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Seminary: Dynamics of Pastoral Care

Seminary: Dynamics of Pastoral Care

Work through an introduction into the field of biblical counselling as you consider the dynamics of the human heart in relationship to God.

At a Glance

This course leads you through the framework and skills required to discern the spiritual roots of pastoral issues and how to deploy theology to respond to a range of pastoral issues. Set aside 10 hours per week to read, reflect and pray your way through this seminary-level course.

Each lesson includes
  • Biblical counselling principles or guidance on the application of these to pastoral issues
  • Videos and audio from experts in the field
  • A set text to aide and guide your learning
  • Interactive reflection and exercises to help you apply what you learn
This course is ideal for
  • Aspiring and existing church leaders or church planters who want to look after their teams well
  • Pastors with busy schedules who want to grow in pastoral skill and gospel direction
  • Church planters who want to appreciate the value of, and set a culture of, pastoral care
  • Leadership teams and church planting core groups who want to have an understanding of biblical counselling
  • Existing church ministers who want to 'top-up' their theology with a course that has a strong missional, evangelical and reformational emphasis


80-88 hours

More Details

Work through an introduction into the field of biblical counselling as you consider the dynamics of the human heart in relationship to God.

Brought to you by Crosslands, the Dynamics of Pastoral Care course is divided into 8 lessons:

  • Lesson 1 – Biblical Counselling and Secular Psychology
  • Lesson 2 – Understanding the Heart Part 1
  • Lesson 3 – Understanding the Heart Part 2 and Data Gathering
  • Lesson 4 – Counselling the Hard Cases: Anxiety and Depression
  • Lesson 5 – Marriage and Parenting
  • Lesson 6 – Singleness and Sexuality
  • Lesson 7-8 – Assignment

Course Options

  • If you are interested in pursuing seminary credit for any of these courses, please go to the BibleMesh Institute here.
  • For more information about Crosslands and to sign up as a student, click here.


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.

Dan Strange
Dr. Dan Strange

Dan Strange is Acting Principal at Oak Hill Theological College, lecturing in Culture, Religion and Public Theology and part of the Crosslands faculty. With a PhD from Bristol University, he leads a North London church and is married to Elly with seven children. His most recent monograph is For Their Rock is Not as Our Rock: An Evangelical Theology of Religions.