Feb 05, 2023  
2015-2016 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2015-2016 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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TH 224 - Pastoral Ministry

This course examines theological foundations of pastoral ministry based on the nature, mission and ministry of the Church. The course will emphasize the nature, purpose, and tasks of pastoral ministry in the history of the Church.

Assignment Overview
  • Assignments: 5 Units
  • Interactivity: Discussion Board
  • Final Assessment: Final Project


Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Define key terminology concerning pastoral ministry.
  • Identify the task, nature, and purpose of pastoral ministry.
  • Correlate the history of pastoral ministry and its development with the contemporary understanding of ecclesial ministry.
  • Identify the vocations and ministries within the Church.
  • Explain the definition, purpose, and nature of Church.
  • Identify the ministry of the Apostles and their co-workers on whom the Church’s foundations are built.
  • Recognize the elements of the call narrative and understand ones own call emanating from our Baptism.
  • Examine the pastoral initiatives set forth for the third Millennium.


Credits: 3

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