KNP3663 Pastoral Integration Syllabus

University of Toronto, Fall 2016

About This Course

The course will draw upon work the student has completed in the first two years of theological study, specifically - Human Growth; Introduction to Pastoral Ministry; Self, Family, Congregation; and Theological Field Education (TFE), as well as their study in the theological disciplines. The focus will be on the self or person of the student as he/she integrates or brings together reflections on their learning, from both the academic disciplines and their practice of ministry i.e. the TFE placement. The student will grapple with the contemporary context in which ministry is delivered. Models of ministry which have historically informed and shaped the practice of ministry in previous centuries will be explored, identifying their influence and suitability for ministry practice today. In the context of rapid cultural change, the goal of the course is to introduce the student to the need for ongoing growth and integration of the person in ministry.