Details for Introduction to Pastoral Ministry

In this introductory unit, students will explore a broad variety of topics that form the very basis of pastoral ministry. Primarily, students will consider contemporary pastoral models that connect academic reflection with the real world. Topics discussed will range from defining ministry, calling and ordination to conflict resolution, and being effective in caring for others. Students will also be provided with ample opportunity to engage creatively with these topics to make connections with their own contexts.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: MIN001
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Daryl Potts

Awards offering Introduction to Pastoral Ministry

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Outline a biblical basis for pastoral ministry;
  2. Differentiate between various facets of pastoral ministry;
  3. Review the effectiveness of strategies used to provide pastoral care;
  4. Identify and express foundational skills in line with various relevant models and theories of pastoral care;
  5. Distinguish pastoral issues as they relate to the well-being of the congregant, pastor, congregation and community.

Subject Content

  • Pastoral care
  • Conflict resolution
  • Spiritual health of the minister
  • Ethics
  • Ministries and community
  • Calling, ordination and women
  • Cross-cultural ministry
  • Worship ministry

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to face (onsite)
  • E-learning (online)
  • Intensive
  • Extensive

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Weekly Quizzes (30%)
  • Creative Project (40%)
  • Essay (30%)