This course is the final year of the Diploma in Ministry and the second year of the Bachelor of Biblical Theology and is designed to equip pastors with counselling skills. If taken after successful completion of the Certificate in Ministry Course, the Diploma in Ministry is awarded.
It may also be taken as a stand-alone course. On successful completion of this course a Certificate in Pastoral Counselling is awarded.
Pastoral Counselling is about equipping leaders to be effective counsellors. Having completed theological training or even being in fulltime vocational ministry does not qualify us to be counsellors. Biblical knowledge and hands on experience are helpful, but not enough to be effective in counselling. This training is designed to equip pastors to counsel.
The course consists of five sections.