PM101 CHURCH AND MINISTRY Level 5, 10 Credits
This course examines different understandings of Church, with special emphasis on the “Community of Disciples” or “Communio” model. The significance of liturgy, the meaning of mission and ecumenism, and the role of ministers, ordained and lay are some of the issues explored.
PM102 INTRODUCTION TO LITURGY Level 5, 10 Credits
Using an experiential teaching method, the aim of this course is to look at the theory and principles of liturgy and how these can be adapted to practical situations that relate to the everyday liturgical practice of the Church.
PM203 RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA) Level 6, 15 Credits
The aim of this course is to give participants an appreciation of the RCIA as a process rather than a programme. It will explore the key elements of each period and stage of the RCIA, as well as possible ways of on-going development.
PM206 TRADITIONS OF PRAYER Level 6, 15 Credits
Prayer is at the heart of our Christian tradition. This course will provide an introduction to different forms of Christian prayer over the centuries.
PMH101 PASTORAL THEOLOGY FOR HOSPITAL MINISTRY Level 5, 10 Credits
Pastoral Theology seeks to understand the implications of faith within the experience of the Church. This course will study pastoral care in hospitals. Students will use theological reflection to identify ways of helping people respond to God’s transforming love in the midst of experiencing trauma, tragedy, terminal illness and grief.
PMH103 PASTORAL CARE OF THE SICK IN A HOSPITAL CONTEXT Level 5, 10 Credits
Ministry in hospitals bears witness to Christ’s presence through pastoral care. This course evaluates values and skills for the pastoral care of patients with particular needs. Students will also examine the professional requirements for pastoral carers working in hospitals and explore their implications.
PMP101 PASTORAL THEOLOGY FOR PRISON MINISTRY Level 5, 10 Credits
Pastoral theology seeks to understand the implications of faith for the actual situation of the Church, specifically here in relation to pastoral care in a prison context. Christian faith holds that God’s transforming love can help people who are experiencing incarceration, pain and suffering of any kind. Students in this course will use theological reflection to identify ways of helping people in prisons to respond to God in the bicultural context and multicultural reality of Aotearoa New Zealand.