Certificate of Pastoral Care

“So care for yourselves and God’s people. Feed and shepherd God’s flock—his church, purchased with his own blood—over which the Holy Spirit has appointed you as leaders."
— Acts 20:28
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Academic Level

Certificate/Diploma

Duration

4-6 Months

Assessment

Yes. Certificate of Completion

Study Method

Online

Preview Certificate of Pastoral Care

“The course is an excellent “enabler” for those who wish to work in Pastoral Care. Subjects cover all the interpersonal skills needed; particularly listening, attending and responding to the needs of another person. Every aspect is covered from looking into your Church or organisations policy on Pastoral Care, Confidentiality, Legislation and Record Keeping, through to understanding your own spiritual gifts, working in teams and caring for oneself in an emotionally charged environment. The additional course of Counselling Basics 1 & 2 provide a deep understanding of what to do and what not to do when it comes to assisting people with more complex problems. Through his “user-friendly” style, Grant Buchanan delivers a well packed Counselling Basics course which gives; understanding on how people respond to life with attitudes, emotions, pre-learnt behaviours and deep seated misconceptions about God.”
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Certificate of Pastoral Care Overview

The Certificate of Pastoral Care training focuses on learning how to share the wholeness of Christ through pastoral care and biblical counselling. It is ideal for those who are seeking to help others and be a good prayerful ear. 

The Certificate of Pastoral Care is a biblical approach to caring for people in the community, local church or ministry context. In addition, you will learn when to refer people in your care to professional counsellors or more experienced pastors. 

Who is the Certificate of Pastoral Care for

  • This certificate is a foundational qualification and is designed for those who want to learn the introductory skills of pastoral care and counselling.
  • It is ideal for those in pastoral care, small group setting or any ministry that is focused on listening and caring for people in a practical way.

What you will learn

Pastoral Care

  • How to care for people pastorally. You will be provided with the tools and teaching to work within a good pastoral care team.

Counselling Basics: Part 1

  • The introductory skills and knowledge required to establish and apply a biblical Christian counselling approach. You will also learn about mental illness and depression in relation to understanding and renewing the mind.

Counselling Basics: Part 2

  • The theology of emotions and the emotions that are encountered in counselling and life including; anger, anxiety, grief & loss, guilt & shame and conflict. You will then learn about forgiveness, inner healing, prayer and pastoral counselling.

Included Courses

Pastoral Care: Certified

Preview Pastoral Care

This course will equip individuals to care for people pastorally, providing them with tools and teaching them to work within good pastoral care systems.

Curriculum Covered

  1. What is Pastoral Care?  
  2. Biblical & Historical Perspectives  
  3. The Gift & the Role  
  4. Discipleship vs Pastoral Care  
  5. Pastoral Care in the Church  
  6. Pastoral Care in the Community  
  7. Pastoral Care Skills  
  8. Systems  
  9. Legislation  
  10.  Confidentiality  
  11.  Records  
  12.  Referrals  
  13.  Team-based Pastoral Care  
  14.  Understanding Others – Uniquely Created  
  15.  Understanding Others -Worldview  
  16.  Strengths Finder  
  17.  Spiritual Gifts  
  18.  Self-Care  
  19.  Boundaries  
  20.  Relationship Health  
  21.  Communication  
  22.  Conflict  
  23.  Solutions Focused  
  24.  Social Media  
  25.  Crisis Care  
  26.  Practical PC Meetings  
  27.  Millennials 

About your instructor

Regan Perry

Regan Perry

Regan firmly believes that you never stop learning and enjoys creating pathways for others to discover their full potential. He has lead & served on church staff, coordinating teams & interns, and overseen ministry programs and campus facilities.

Course Reviews

4.9
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Overview of the whole unit

2023-09-24

The unit was a great learning experience in that it gave practical, commonsense steps to caring for and maintaining a helping relationship in a pastoral care setting. This is an excellent framework and foundation for beginning and developing a ministry which is entered on the care for God’s people.

Highly recommended for all leaders in the church, the body of Christ.

Dave
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Pastoral Care Review

2023-08-23

Good jobs guys. Very helpful. This was a refresher for me, but you taught me many new things, so thank you

Terry Nightingale
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It's a must know module

2023-08-21

Hi, I am Simiyon, I’m pastoring a church fro more than a decade, but after learning Pastoral care Axx bible college video lessons, I came to know how much I have missed before. Now I feel, I should have learnt this before being a pastor. I thank God for the teachers those who are teaching in this module. Every teacher is a blessing. Thank you all. God bless.

Simiyon Paranjothi
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Counselling Basics: Certified – Part 1

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Counselling Basics: Part 1 is an introduction to the skills and knowledge required to establish and apply a biblical Christian counselling approach. We also discuss mental illness and depression in relation to understanding and renewing the mind.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. Introduction to Counselling Basics
  3. Goals of Pastoral Counselling
  4. Theology of the Human Person
  5. Role Play #1 – Building Rapport
  6. Counselling Theories
  7. All Counselling Techniques
  8. Skills Overview
  9. Assessing the Severity
  10. Role Play #2 – Active Listening
  11. Understanding & Renewing the Mind
  12. Emotions
  13. How we View & Respond to the World
  14. Mental Illness& Depression
  15. Role Play #3 – Building Micro skills

About your instructor

Grant Buchanan

Pastor Grant Buchanan

Prior to Bible teaching, Grant served as a full-time pastor and school chaplain. Although a lecturer in theology and biblical studies with a focus on Pauline theology and the Gospels, Grant also operates as a professional counsellor and is working towards the completion of this Doctor of Philosophy by exploring a pneumatological reading of Galatians in light of 6:15 and the impact this has on Christian identify.

Course Reviews

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5
4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 172 reviews)
Excellent95%
Very good5%
Average0%
Poor0%
Terrible0%

Guilty

2023-09-25

Three headings that we can use to describe the strategy way on some suffering from guilty: show understanding, unconditional positive regards, Analyse the problem.

Guilty is a perfectly normal emotional warning signs that says did something wrong.

Shame is about identify and must start there a client need arrive where they realize that their true nature is separate from their assumed but faulty belief about self.

Forgiveness is immediate but trust takes along time to build. Forgiveness will not put a relationship back how it was before the wrong.

Forgiveness is releasing the person from your judgement and your right to get even or extract payment for the wrong.

Most critical issue in conflict management is seeking to understand and respect of the other person in the conflict and keeping communication open.

The solution focused therapy is based in part on the presumption of change.if you do something different change will occur.

The need to refer a client to someone else imply you are not the expert in everything and you recognize your limitations.

These are some of the points l have learnt from this lesson

Emmanuel Banda
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Counseling/Emotions

2023-09-25

The emotions that Jesus was feeling in Mark 14:33-34 such deeply felt negative emotions do not imply failure or sin.

Accepting the importance and validity of emotions is the key to effective Christian pastoral counselling.

Emotions can tell us what we need to know even negative emotions can warn us that something is out of balance. Emotions are part of God intended make up.

Grief is normal response to loss.

Grief cycle state that emotions such as anger,fear, anxiety as well as the process of depression are all common parts of experiencing grief.

The complicated grief it’s where the grief cycle has been interrupted or has got stuck for some reasons,the best way is to refer the client to an expert.

The purpose of empathy it means you are communicating to the client the fact that you are aware of the emotions behind their words.

These are some points l have learnt from the lessons

Emmanuel Banda
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DYNAMICS OF COUNSELLING

2023-09-20

I am now well equipped with the concepts of Biblical and pastoral counselling to undertake a counselling session.. I loved the topic on Pastoral counselling Ethics, Conflicts management

WYCLIFF NAKALI
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Counselling Basics: Certified – Part 2

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Counselling Basics: Part 2 discuss the theology of emotions & the emotions that are encountered including; anger, anxiety, grief & loss, guilt & shame and conflict. Then discusses forgiveness, inner healing and prayer and pastoral counselling.

Curriculum Covered

  1. Course Description
  2. A Theology of Emotion
  3. Anger
  4. Anxiety
  5. Supporting People & their Emotions
  6. Role Play #4 Reflecting & Paraphrasing
  7. Grief & Loss (Part 1)
  8. Grief & Loss (Part 2)
  9. Grief & Loss (Part 3)
  10. Role Play #5 – Empathy Statements
  11. Guilt & Shame
  12. Forgiveness
  13. Conflict
  14. Solution Focused Therapy
  15. Role Play #6 ‘Solution Focused Counselling’
  16. Ethics
  17. Group Dynamics
  18. Referral
  19. The Holy Spirit
  20. Prayer & Pastoral Counselling
  21. Inner Healing
  22. Course Summary

About your instructor

Grant Buchanan

Pastor Grant Buchanan

Prior to Bible teaching, Grant served as a full-time pastor and school chaplain. Although a lecturer in theology and biblical studies with a focus on Pauline theology and the Gospels, Grant also operates as a professional counsellor and is working towards the completion of this Doctor of Philosophy by exploring a pneumatological reading of Galatians in light of 6:15 and the impact this has on Christian identify.

Course Reviews

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5
4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 172 reviews)
Excellent95%
Very good5%
Average0%
Poor0%
Terrible0%

Guilty

2023-09-25

Three headings that we can use to describe the strategy way on some suffering from guilty: show understanding, unconditional positive regards, Analyse the problem.

Guilty is a perfectly normal emotional warning signs that says did something wrong.

Shame is about identify and must start there a client need arrive where they realize that their true nature is separate from their assumed but faulty belief about self.

Forgiveness is immediate but trust takes along time to build. Forgiveness will not put a relationship back how it was before the wrong.

Forgiveness is releasing the person from your judgement and your right to get even or extract payment for the wrong.

Most critical issue in conflict management is seeking to understand and respect of the other person in the conflict and keeping communication open.

The solution focused therapy is based in part on the presumption of change.if you do something different change will occur.

The need to refer a client to someone else imply you are not the expert in everything and you recognize your limitations.

These are some of the points l have learnt from this lesson

Emmanuel Banda
Avatar for Emmanuel Banda

Counseling/Emotions

2023-09-25

The emotions that Jesus was feeling in Mark 14:33-34 such deeply felt negative emotions do not imply failure or sin.

Accepting the importance and validity of emotions is the key to effective Christian pastoral counselling.

Emotions can tell us what we need to know even negative emotions can warn us that something is out of balance. Emotions are part of God intended make up.

Grief is normal response to loss.

Grief cycle state that emotions such as anger,fear, anxiety as well as the process of depression are all common parts of experiencing grief.

The complicated grief it’s where the grief cycle has been interrupted or has got stuck for some reasons,the best way is to refer the client to an expert.

The purpose of empathy it means you are communicating to the client the fact that you are aware of the emotions behind their words.

These are some points l have learnt from the lessons

Emmanuel Banda
Avatar for Emmanuel Banda

DYNAMICS OF COUNSELLING

2023-09-20

I am now well equipped with the concepts of Biblical and pastoral counselling to undertake a counselling session.. I loved the topic on Pastoral counselling Ethics, Conflicts management

WYCLIFF NAKALI
Avatar for WYCLIFF NAKALI

Certificate of Pastoral Care Enrolment Options

Monthly Subscription

$AUD 30 / mo
  • Biblical care and counselling skills
  • 3 Specifically Designed Courses
  • Access with an active subscription
  • 65 Lessons
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Upfront Payment

$AUD 125
  • Biblical care and counselling skills
  • 3 Specifically Designed Courses
  • Lifetime access to all resources
  • 65 Lessons

Certificate of Pastoral Care Snapshot

  • 3 specifically designed courses
  • 65 lessons
  • 21 hours on-demand video
  • Certification
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on computer, mobile devices and TV
  • All learning resources, handouts and E-library at no extra cost
  • Personalised Certified Certificate of Completion

Certificate of Pastoral Care Reviews

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5
4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 21 reviews)
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Great Listening Techniques

2023-08-01

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Pastoral care skills and Spiritual gifts

2023-07-10

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Essence of Pastoral Care

2023-06-08

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Certificate of Pastoral Care Requirements

  • This qualification only requires a desire to see people cared for in a pastoral, family or ministry setting.
  • A heart to make a difference in peoples lives.
  • Learners are welcome to commence this qualification at any time
  • A computer, tablet or smartphone is required
  • No additional software is required
  • Internet connection is required
  • Lessons are presented in English

All assessment tasks must be completed to be certified

  • Learners are required to complete all video lessons
  • Each lesson has a short multiple choice quiz
  • There are no essays to be written in this qualification
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