COURSE: 19-302 Theology of Pastoral Ministry (3)
This course is designed for all students seeking to minister within the church in any of the numerous ministries (lay and ordained) and educational capacities. The biblical, theological, historical, and spiritual foundations for ministry will be explored. In addition, the major Vatican II and U.S. Bishops’ documents will be incorporated into the course as a framework for ministry and a context for contemporary Church tradition. There will be an emphasis upon integration of course readings into the reality of the twenty-first century church including challenges and limitations. Integration of ministerial theology and spirituality into the personal lives of the students will be sought. Prerequisite: 200-level Theology course.