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48 hours for £360 

10% discount available for groups of three plus.



This course is designed for people who have or are expected to have a significant involvement in providing pastoral care for others, including:

  • Pastors or ministers seeking refreshment in pastoral care skills.

  • Elders or other church leaders seeking initial training or refreshment of caring skills.

  • Leaders or managers in Christian organisations responsible for care of staff or volunteers.

  • Members of church pastoral care teams or pastoral care workers.


If you fall into any of these groups you are welcome on the course. If you do not, but you are expecting to be in one of these positions in the near future, you will require a recommendation from a leader of a church or Christian organisation.



The course runs over 16 weeks and is divided into four blocks of four weeks each:

  1. Foundations – the biblical, historical and theological basis for pastoral care.

  2. Skills – essential tools for good pastoral practice.

  3. Issues – practical guidance for engaging with people in specific needs.

  4. Wisdom – guidance on boundaries, self-care and organisation of provision of care.


Each week includes:

  • Prayer and worship

  • Interactive teaching on aspects of pastoral care

  • A break for refreshments (may be purchased in Café Vic-Ryn)

  • Group discussion

  • Space for reflection and application either individually or with your group


Subjects covered in the course include:

  • Healthy relationships, boundaries and accountability

  • The role of prayer in pastoral care

  • The use of Scripture in pastoral care

  • Pastoral counselling (please note, this is not a counselling course)

  • Specific issues including ageing, sexuality and gender identity, bereavement and care for the dying, care amidst trauma.

  • Structuring pastoral care provision in a church or organisation



If you have any other queries about the course, please email Paul Coulter.

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