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Pastoral Care & Leadership- (MIN 401)

Welcome & Introduction

Pastoral Care and Leadership – Part 1 is meticulously designed to equip students with profound knowledge and practical skills in the realms of congregational care and leadership. Through a structured and comprehensive curriculum, this course aims to delve into the intricacies of providing spiritual and emotional support within the congregational setting, fostering a nurturing environment that promotes spirituality, growth, healing, and community cohesion. Emphasizing the application of Bowen Family Systems Theory and Friedman’s concepts, the course seeks to offer students a robust framework for understanding and navigating the complex dynamics within congregations. By integrating theoretical knowledge with real-world applications, students will be encouraged to adopt a Bowen/Friedman lens, enabling them to effectively address challenges and enhance leadership efficacy within their pastoral roles.


Credit Value

This course has a 3-credit hour value.

Course Textbook

  • Course Curriculum


  • Read the required texts.
  • Take all textbook quizzes.
  • Write a term paper.
  • Complete Final Exam.

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