This pastoral care class focuses on pastoral care as a leadership function utilizing listening skills, pastoral presence during times of crisis, and engagement of a rudimentary approach to family systems.

Required Texts

Lampe, Karen. The Caring Congregation: How to Become One and Why it Matters. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2011. ISBN: 978-1-4267-2733-7

Richardson, Ronald W. Creating a Healthier Church: Family Systems Theory, Leadership and Congregational Life. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1996. ISBN: 978-0800629557