Equipping for Ministry

M202r Pastoral Care and Counseling I

The focus of this required course is to learn and practice the fundamental counseling skills necessary for effectively listening, communicating, and being pastorally present with people. This course will emphasize the basic skills, principles, and processes of pastoral counseling, along with examining vital issues like helping someone who is in a crisis (such as suicidal) or depressed, integrating theology naturally in people-helping encounters, knowing when and how to refer, ethical and legal issues, and avoiding burnout. This course is a prerequisite for M203.

SYLLABUS WRITER: Elisa Seibert, Ph.D.
FACILITATOR: Leonard Chester, M.Div.

Register One of the items needed for the course is a DVD and reading packet. This is a required material to be purchased. This course also requires a minimum of 4 enrolled students.


The per-course fee is $150.00.

A limited number of scholarships are available. To apply for a scholarship, send a written description of your need including the exact amount of aid you are requesting to Donna Sturr, registrar for Equipping for Ministry.