Pastoral Assistant Training


Aims of the Course

To enable those engaged in pastoral care to become more effective in relating to and caring for the people and communities on behalf of their local church community; and to enable those testing a calling to explore their understanding of pastoral care ministry.

Who is it for?

  • Those who are members of a pastoral care team and who desire to learn more about pastoral care in order to help others both informally and formally
  • Those in church leadership or who have specific church roles and who desire to develop their awareness of pastoral care in order to support those for whom they have responsibility
  • Those who wish to help others in specific community and workplace settings and desire to learn more about pastoral care in outreach and mission
  • Those who desire to explore and pursue a call to pastoral care and be recognised as an ALM in their local church or chaplaincy

New Course: September - November 2021

Di Dawson and Lesley Hardy will be facilitating an eight session Pastoral Assitant course on-line via Zoom with supporitng materials available on the Moodle Virtual Learning Environment.

The course will cover:

  • Pastoral care in a post-viral age
  • Ways of communicating
    • telephone
    • zoom
    • active listening
  • The distinctiveness of Christian pastoral care
  • Working with children and families
  • Working with older people
  • Grief and Loss
  • Healing and Wholeness
  • Waht about me?
    • boundaries and working safely
    • supervision
    • self care

The course will be held on the following dates.  All sessions are 7pm-9pm

  • 30 September
  • 7,14, 21 October
  • 4, 11, 18, 25 November

To download an application click here  Closing Date for Applications is 16 September 2021