Apr 13, 2024  
2016-2017 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2016-2017 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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TH 560 - Ministry with the Aging, Sick, and Dying

This course explores the biblical, theological, psychological, and pastoral challenges of ministry with the aging, sick, and dying. It examines the meaning of sickness and death in the Christian tradition. It treats ministry within a Catholic theology of Church and grace in service to the people of God.

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: 

1.      Identify and explain characteristics of the nature of Christian ministry and apply them to ministry to the aging, sick, and dying.

2.      Identify and explain fundamental elements of Christian anthropology (view of the human person), morality, and spirituality that relate to this ministry.

3.      Identify and evaluate resources for this ministry according to an intellectually sound and spiritually hopeful Christian view of the human person.

4.      Support and learn from people involved in this ministry in your area, for example, in your church (Protestant) or in your parish, local religious community, deanery, or diocese (Catholic).

5.      Develop a plan for this ministry adapted to your area and using ideas and methods compatible with Catholic faith.

Credits: 3

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